The duties of the City Clerk are outlined in Anacortes Municipal Code Chapter 2.12. Since 1966 Anacortes has combined the duties of City Clerk and City Treasurer into one position, that of City Clerk-Treasurer. The City Clerk-Treasurer is the keeper of the City seal, the custodian of all public records and official City documents, and the chief accountant. The Clerk-Treasurer is responsible for calling of roll and keeping of minutes at City Council meetings and also administers the Oath of Office to elected officials and civil servants.
Per Ordinance 2769 (PDF), the City Clerk is also designated as the City’s agent to receive damage claims per RCW 4.96.010.
While City Hall is closed to the public due to COVID-19, to officially serve the City Clerk with a Lawsuit or Claim for Damages please ring the bell at the 6th Street entrance of City Hall during regular business hours.