"The City Clerk, Diana Ratliff, manages public inquiries and arranges for City Council’s official functions."
The City Clerk's Department records, prepares, certifies and maintains the official minutes of all meetings of the City Council and prepares agendas and compiles agenda packets for those meetings.
The City Clerk publishes and mails legal notices as required by State law and City statutes.
As the custodian for official records, the Department acts as the official depository for all City records, ensures that ordinances are codified into the Municipal Code and processes and maintains resolutions, ordinances, deeds and other documents as required by law.
In addition, Records Requests are processed in accordance with the Public Records Act and Freedom of Information Act.
Office Location & Mailing Address
City of Portsmouth - City Hall
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
How to Contact City Council
The City Clerk is the Clerk to the City Council. To reach your Councilmember, contact the City Clerk’s Office at [email protected]. Be sure to include the name of the Council member you are trying to contact, your name, mailing address, telephone number and what it is regarding. This will assist us in responding to your request.