About The Department
In 1911, when the town’s population had reached 500, by a majority of 80 to 51, voters approved incorporation of the 2.59 square mile area known as Burbank and elected its first governing body (the Board of Trustees), a City Clerk and a City Treasurer. The City Clerk was the first full-time, paid employee and has always been an elected office.
As an elected official the position reports to the public, rather than to the City Manager or Council. The City Clerk Department staff consists of 7 full-time employees, and 2 hourly employees; with five divisions: City Clerk Services, Elections, Legal Advertising, Passport Services and Records Center.
The City Clerk's Office is the historian of the City of Burbank government. The impartial office respectfully serves as the direct link to its citizens, to keep them informed of the actions of the City government.
The City Clerk's Office is responsible for maintaining all official city records; keeping a complete and accurate record of all City Council, Successor Agency , and related proceedings; maintaining the Burbank City Charter and Municipal Code; conducting all municipal elections as scheduled and any special election which may be called; filing of Campaign Statements and Statements of Economic Interests as required by the Fair Political Practices Commission and municipal law; publishing all ordinances adopted by the City Council and advertising notices of hearings, and other legal notices; administering the Records Management Program; maintaining a comprehensive annual historical collection; and process new and renewal passports.
To better serve the community of Burbank, the City Clerk's Office offers a computer kiosk for use by the public. This will assist in the research and retrieval of City documents including the Municipal Code, Agendas, Council Meeting Minutes and other important documents.
With a history of the City available through the records maintained by this department, going back to the City's incorporation in 1911, it is a great resource to find information. The entire City Clerk Department is committed to providing the highest quality of service to the public and all City departments. Please call (818) 238-5851 or email; firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please contact the Los Angeles County Recorder's Office for information on:
- Birth, Death & Marriage Records
- Marriage Ceremonies
- Marriage Licenses
- Real Estate Transactions
- Notary Oaths
- Fictitious Business Name Filings
Registrar Recorder/County Clerk
12400 Imperial Highway
Norwalk, CA 90650
(800) 201-8999/(562) 462-2137