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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

Notice of Public Hearing - Adoption of an Ordinance Restricting Use of Polystyrene Food-Service Ware in Takoma Park

Monday, October 6, 2014

Notice of Public Hearing
Adoption of an Ordinance Restricting Use of Polystyrene Food-Service Ware in Takoma Park

Monday, October 13, 2014
7:00 pm
Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium
7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park MD 20901

The City Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed ordinance that would amend Takoma Park Code, Title 8, Business, to add restrictions on the commercial use of polystyrene food-service ware. The ordinance would also prohibit use of polystyrene food-service ware within City facilities and parks. All interested persons should attend the public hearing and sign up to speak. Written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912; or at clerk@takomaparkmd.gov.

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.