Office of the City Clerk

The City Clerk is committed to ethically serving the needs of the citizens of the Palmdale community with the utmost courtesy and professionalism in partnership with the Palmdale City Council, and City departments to provide equal access to open and transparent government. 

The City Clerk acts as the compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes, including the Political Reform Act, the Ralph M. Brown Act, the California Public Records Act, and the Maddy Act. 

Services Provided:

  • Serves as communication liaison between the citizens of Palmdale and the Palmdale City Council by preparing and disseminating meeting agendas and recording minutes and official proceedings.
  • Serves as an election official, impartially managing all general municipal elections; issues information to candidates, including nomination papers and candidate handbooks, and certifies election results. 
  • Updates and maintains the Palmdale Municipal Code. 
  • Acts as Custodian of Record -accurately records, protect, and preserve the integrity of the City’s public records. 
  • Coordinates recruitments for Boards/Commissions/Committees to fill vacancies and records minute actions. 
  • Prepares certificates and commendations, and proclamations. 
  • Publishes legal notices; chain of custody for claims, petitions, and lawsuits.
  • Maintains the official City seal and administers oaths of office. 

The City Clerk Division is also comprised of the off-site Records Center, which provides records retrieval and legislative research for City departments. It maintains the City’s legislative history and official records in accordance with the City-wide Records Retention Schedule. 

The City Clerk does not issue marriage licenses, birth certificates, death certificates, or passports. These documents are issued by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk at (800) 201-8999 or https://www.lavote.gov/.

Election and Voter Information

If you want to receive the daily candidate list, please email the  cityclerkdepartment@cityofpalmdale.org.  

Vote by Mail

See the Vote by Mail information for LA County www.lavote.gov/how-to-vote-by-mail.

Find My Election Information

Fine all the resources and tools you need to make a plan to vote at lavote.gov/find-my-election-information

Find My District

On April 6, 2022, the Palmdale City Council officially adopted new electoral district boundaries. Find your district at drawpalmdale.org/selected-map/

Election Results

To view live elections results visit lavote.gov/election-results

Register to Vote

If you are not yet registered to vote, you can register online at registertovote.ca.gov.

See Candidate Forms

See candidate forms and get the candidate packet and see candidate forms at City of Palmdale Elections Page.

  1. Watch City Council Meetings
  2. Legislative History
  3. Boards & Commissions
  4. City Records
  5. City Clerk Filings

Regular City Council and Successor Agency to the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Palmdale meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber located at: 

38300 Sierra Highway
 Suite B
 Palmdale, CA 93550

To view City Council Meetings and archives visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/CityCouncilMeetings

Agendas and Meetings