Clerk of Council

Provides a historical record, prepares and delivers the City Council agenda, attests to all official documents and maintains the highest standards of customer service.


The Council appoints a clerk for an indefinite term. The clerk keeps the journal of the Council's proceedings and records all ordinances which are transmitted to the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the City of Hampton. The Council clerk is the custodian of the corporate seal of the city, and is authorized to use and authenticate it.


The clerk's office serves as the professional link between the legislative and administrative areas of city government. The clerk, under state law, is responsible for the proper recording and filing of all ordinances, resolutions, petitions and other legal documents.

The office is responsible for the preservation of the official actions of the City's legislative body by recording and publishing Council minutes. The office also serves as a conduit of information by handling inquiries from citizens and other municipal departments, assisting the Council with correspondence, managing appointments to the city's authorities, boards and commissions, and handling research requests.