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Clerk of Council

The Clerk of Council Department is responsible for documenting, recording and interpreting the history of the City of Charleston. The Department consists of three divisions:

  • The Offices of the Clerk of CouncilCity Hall
  • Records Management
  • Tourism Management

Other Duties
The Clerk of Council serves as a link between the legislative and administrative areas of City government. The Clerk, under State law, is held responsible for the proper recording and filing of all ordinances, resolutions, petitions and other legal documents.

The duties and responsibilities of the Clerk of Council's Office involve extensive coordination and interaction with:

  • City Boards and Commissions
  • City Council
  • City Departments
  • Commissions
  • Committees
  • The Mayor
  • The Public

The Clerk of Council also:

  • Prepares agendas and records proceedings of City Council and numerous City Boards, Commissions and Committees and attests to all documents issued by the City
  • Produces municipal records in court litigation
  • Receives claims against the City
  • Serves as liaison between secretary of the Municipal Election Commission and City Council on municipal election matters
  • Serves as the custodian of all municipal records and the City seal


Vanessa Turner Maybank


80 Broad Street
Charleston , SC 29401

Ph: 843-724-3729
Fx: 843-720-3959