City Clerk / Records
JoAnne Cousino, City Clerk
The primary responsibilities of the City Clerk’s Office (in the capacity as historian of City records, Secretary of the City Council and other designated special entities as set by Government Code), are to preserve and store historical documents such as Resolutions, Ordinances and contracts. The assembly and preparation of agendas and minutes, besides executing notary services, are routine duties of the department. In addition, the Clerk’s Office performs special assignments as designated by the Mayor and City Council, as well as providing liaison services to Barstow residents, community groups, business owners, entrepreneurs and other agencies. In December 1997, the City Clerk’s Office became a Federal Passport Acceptance Agency and now provides that service to citizens of the area and assists many in obtaining their citizenship through passport services or through the coordination of immigration services held in Barstow. Business License/Transient Occupancy Tax: Administering the business license system, including annual renewals of all City businesses, issuing certificates to new businesses, enforcing the business tax ordinance, implementing gross receipt verification programs, and providing mandated business tax information to the State. Monitors and manages collections of transient occupancy tax.
The City Clerk is an elected official who is the Secretary of State’s designated filing officer for elected officials. In that capacity, the office also receives and validates mandatory filings for candidates, designated employees and elected officials while coordinating consolidated and special elections with the County of San Bernardino.
Days and Hours of Operation
(760) 256-3531 EXT 122
220 E. Mountain View St, Suite A
Barstow, CA 92311