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City Clerk’s Office Announces Voter Guidelines for Upcoming Municipal   (4/9/2014)
The City Clerk’s office today announced to Portland voters the guidelines for the upcoming municipal elections, which includes new city districts and polling locations for some residents. More

Passport Change  (5/19/2011)
Due to changes in federal regulations, the U.S. Department of State Passport Services has stopped allowing facilities, such as the City Clerk’s Office to process passports. The regulation prohibits offices that can print, create or amend birth certificates from processing passports due to a concern of falsifying birth certificates. Unless the two functions are physically separate we cannot be an acceptance agent. More

Save the City’s Records  (8/16/2007)
If someone wants a copy of a birth certificate, he/she goes to the Municipal Clerk’s office. The same goes for obtaining a marriage license. We do not just have the records of Portland residents; if the event occurred in the City of Portland, we have a copy. More

Job Openings in the City Clerk's Office  (8/16/2007)
We have ongoing openings to work at the polls. There are two positions at the polls that we are trying to fill, Deputy Registrar and Election Clerk. More


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The City Clerk’s office is located in Room 203 of City Hall and is responsible for conducting all elections, voter registration, maintaining all City records including Council proceedings and serves as custodian of city ordinances, and other public documents. The office issues various state and local licenses and permits which include business licenses, hunting, fishing, dog and marriage licenses, domestic partnership registrations, birth, death certificates and Street Artists Rules and Regulation.