Office of the City Clerk


The City Clerk is the oldest of public servants in local government, along with the tax collector. The early keepers of archives were often called "Remembrancers" and before writing came into use, their memory served as the public record. The “Clerk’s Office” routinely responds to requests for information from elected officials, employees, and citizens.  Over the years, Municipal Clerks have become the hub of government, the direct link between the citizens and government.

The Columbia City Clerk is the designated custodian of the legislative record and the official seal of the City of Columbia. The City Clerk also administers election related matters including general questions, candidate filing proceedings, and referendum efforts. Columbia’s election results can also be obtained from the Clerk’s Office.