The Clerk of Council is the oldest position in Savannah's City government with records dating back to 1787.
The Clerk of Council maintains all records of City Council, such as: City Council minutes; the Code of Ordinances; City contracts; municipal cemetery deeds; and records of City boards, commissions and authorities.
Citizens can petition City Council through the Clerk of Council. Petition requests include: cemetery deed transfers; damage claims; purchases of property; and property rezoning requests. There is no fee to file a petition (except property rezoning requests and encroachment processing fees; see forms for current fees). There is a $0.10 per page charge for copies of records. The 2003 edition of the City of Savannah Code of Ordinances is $250.00.
You can register to vote in the Office of the Clerk of Council. The Clerk of Council also serves as the Election Superintendent for the City of Savannah. City elections are held every four years. The next scheduled election is November 5, 2019. The Clerk of Council qualifies all candidates. The Clerk of Council serves as the liaison for newly elected officials, and coordinates the administration transition and the inauguration.