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The primary responsibility of the Office of the City Clerk is to administer the processes through which information is delivered to Council, committees of Council and municipal quasi-judicial boards and tribunals. The recommendations and decisions made at those levels are documented as permanent records and proactively released as appropriate. 

Other duties include: 

  • preparing, distributing and preserving agendas, minutes and decisions of Council and its committees, boards and tribunals; 
  • ensuring the business of Council, Council committees, boards and tribunals is conducted in accordance with all applicable statutes, regulations and bylaws, and principles of natural justice; 
  • maintaining permanent records and documents; 
  • issuing permits for special events; 
  • administrates quasi-judicial boards and tribunals. 
The City Clerk also serves as: 
  • Returning Officer for municipal elections and conducts the municipal census; 
  • Head of Local Body in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP);
  • Clerk of the Assessment Review Board
  • Secretary to the Subdivision Development Appeal Board

Contact the City Clerk's Office:

City Hall
580 First Street SE
Medicine Hat , AB T1A 8E6

General Inquiries: 403.529.8220
Official Records: 403.529.8221 
Fax Line: 403.529.8182 


Last updated: 7/8/2015 2:07:38 PM