City Clerk


Lauren Cowles, Deputy City Clerk

Phone: 386-228-2493


The City Clerk pledges the highest degree of excellence and professional commitment to ensure the services and products provided are recognized by citizens and staff as being superior in our field. The broad range of services includes:

  • Administering City Elections
  • Preparing agendas and minutes for all City meetings including but not limited to the City Commission, Historic Preservation Board,
    Planning and Land Development Regulation Commission
  • Maintaining ordinances and resolutions, developer agreements and contracts
  • Coordinating and responding to public records requests
  • Issuing Local Business Tax Receipts (formerly Occupational License)
    Lien Verification Requests
  • Administering the operations of the City Cemetery
  • Overseeing Planning and Land Development functions, Building Permits as well as Human Resources

City Charter

Advisory Board Vacancy Application

Meeting Dates and Agenda Item Submission Deadlines



City Elections Historical Style Guide

Codes & Ordinances

Website Disclaimer and Privacy Policy


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