Karen A. Phillips, City Clerk
The City Clerk's Office is committed to serving the public by striving for excellence in the preparation of agendas and minutes of meetings and in the operation of City Hall's mail center, and by providing complete and accurate information while preserving the records of the city while maintaining a professional level of service in all phases of operation.
The City Clerk's Office is responsible for the distribution of meeting agendas for the following: City Council; Community Redevelopment Agency; Board of Zoning Appeals; Government Finance Corporation; Planning and Zoning Board; Special Magistrate; Contractors' Examining Board; Municipal Police Officers Retirement Trust Fund Board; Civil Service Appeals Board; Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful Committee; Public Art Advisory Board; Safety Review Board; Site Plan Review Committee; and the Union Negotiations for the Employee, Professionals, Police Officers, Police Lieutenants, and Police Sergeants unions. All agendas are available at the City Clerk's Office and many are posted on the city's Web site: calendar of meetings and agendas or meeting archives.
The City Clerk's Office is responsible for recording and providing an accurate transcription of all City Council meeting minutes. They also do the same for the city's various boards, committees, and union negotiations. Copies of the transcribed minutes are available through the Clerk's Office approximately one month after the meeting at a cost of 20 cents per double-sided page. Once approved and published, some minutes are also available on the meeting archives section of the city's Web site.
Public requests for information and research on all matters pertaining to the City of Port St. Lucie are processed through the City Clerk's Office. Simple questions can usually be answered by telephone, e.g., "Who is my Councilperson?" or "When is the next Council meeting and where will it be held?"
To obtain other information, e.g., "When was the last time the noise ordinance was amended and may I have a copy of that Ordinance?" or "Does the City have a leash law and may I have a copy?" the process is simple. You can e-mail your request by clicking the "Contact Us" link at the top of this page, call the City Clerk's Office at (772) 871-5157, or stop by the Clerk's Office located on the first floor of City Hall.
Simple requests for information are usually filled while you wait and the copying cost is 20 cents per double-sided page. Extensive research requests are filled in accordance with Florida Statute, Chapter 119. Requests for information made after 4:30 p.m. will be processed the next business day.
The City Clerk's Office maintains the City Code book which is available to the public for reading or research during regular business hours. It is also available online.
The City Clerk serves as the Election Qualifying Officer for City of Port St. Lucie municipal candidates, which includes the Mayor and Council seats.
If you have any questions or the need for services provided by the City Clerk's Office and they are not addressed here, please call us Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (772) 871-5157, and we will try to help you or point you in the right direction.