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City Clerk

The City Clerk is the official custodian of all records, including, but not limited to, official action of the City Commission, and is responsible for all current and archival public documents.

Responsibilities of the City Clerk

Attends, records and transcribes proceedings of all City Commission meetings; maintains records of all rules, ordinances and resolutions of the City Commission; custodian of the city seal with authority to execute and emboss documents to authenticate validity of City records; qualifying officer for candidates who wish to campaign for office of City Commissioner; conducts all municipal elections; serves as financial disclosure coordinator with the State of Florida Commission on Ethics; legal advertising for the City; recording of official documents with appropriate agencies; schedules, coordinates and plans City Commission special events; provides general administrative/clerical assistance to the City Commission.

This office is dedicated to serving the community in a professional, ethical, impartial and equitable manner. A municipal clerk performs activities prescribed by state and local laws.

City Hall
451 Third Street NWWinter Haven, Florida 33881
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Contact Information


Vanessa Castillo, BAS, MMC
City Clerk
LaTonya Harris
City Historian and Archivist / Deputy City Clerk