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About the Burbank City Clerk's Office

About the Burbank City Clerk's Office

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 City Council. The City Clerk's Office staff consists of 9 full-time employees, and 1 part-time employee; with five divisions: City Clerk Services, Elections, Legal Advertising, Passport Services, and Records Management.  

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 Citywide Records Management Program; maintaining a comprehensive annual historical collection; and the processing of new and renewal passport applications.

To better serve the community of Burbank, the City Clerk's Office accepts Public Records Request Forms to assist the public in the research and retrieval of City documents including the City Charter, Municipal Code, Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes, and other important documents.

With a comprehensive history of Burbank available through records dating back to the City’s incorporation in 1911, the City Clerk’s Office is a valuable information resource. The Burbank City Clerk's Office is committed to providing the highest quality of service to the public and to all City departments. 

Please call (818) 238-5851 or email [email protected] with any questions.

Learn more about the City Clerk's Office and working with your City Clerk (PDF).