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The City Clerk's Office provides a variety of services and acts as a central source of information for residents, managers and other City staff, the City Council, other local governments and outside organizations. Regular activities focus around the Council's weekly meetings. The City Clerk also serves as the elections administrator for all City elections, manages the City's records retention program, and maintains the City Code. The navigation menu on the left side of the page details the full range of services the City Clerk provides.

Public Notices from the City Clerk

2015 City Election Information for Voters and Candidates

Monday, July 6, 2015

The next City of Takoma Park election for mayor and members of the city council will take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Complete election information may be found at material continues to be updated so be sure to check back for new information.

Information for candidates is also available. Anyone considering a run for mayor or council for the City of Takoma Park should review the information. As with voter information, the material will be updated as new information becomes available.

Interested in serving as an election judge or volunteer? Complete the expression of interest.

Notice of Final Action - Regulations for Implementation and Enforcement of Takoma Park Code, Ch. 8.44 Filming and Photography

Monday, July 6, 2015

The June 2015 edition of the Takoma Park Newsletter included notice of the City's intention to adopt regulations to implement Chapter 8.44 Filming and Photography. The regulation establishes a schedule of fees for permits and sets forth the procedures to appeal a permit denial.

Important Information for New Tenants

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tenant Rights to Civic Inclusion

In 2013, the City Council enacted two important amendments to the Housing Code to ensure that tenants who live in multi-unit housing have the opportunity to fully participate in the electoral process.

1) Candidates’ access to multi-unit buildings:

After providing notice to landlords and tenants, qualified candidates and their volunteers are permitted to enter apartment buildings for the purpose of campaigning for office or to register voters. This may occur during the 90-day period before an election and only for candidates who are running to represent an area that includes the multi-unit building. Of course, tenants are not required to open their doors to candidates. The City provides, free of charge, a sign that a tenant may place on the apartment unit door to indicate that canvassing is not welcome.

2) Information packets for new tenants:

Within seven days of a new tenancy, landlords are required to distribute to new tenants a City-supplied packet of information to include: a) State of Maryland voter registration forms; b) City of Takoma Park voter registration forms for residents not eligible to register and vote in county, state, and national elections; and c) other material designated by the City regarding services, laws, and the electoral process.

The complete packet is available in English and Spanish.