City Clerk

City Clerk

Welcome to the City Clerk's Department!


The City Clerk’s Department is the link that connects the residents of Chico to their government.

The City Clerk also acts as liaison between the public, City Departments and Council, coordinates all elections and special events or functions attended by the Council and City staff, and maintains the legislative history of the City of Chico.

Having existed for nearly 2,000 years as the “keepers of the archives”, the office of the City Clerk is one of the oldest of government professions.  The City Clerk’s Department performs a variety of professional and administrative duties in accordance with the California Elections Code, the Political Reform Act, California Public Records Act, and the City’s Municipal Code. 

Contact Information

Deborah R. Presson, MMC
411 Main Street,
Chico, CA 95928

E-Mail the City Clerk

P.O. Box 3420
Chico, CA 95927-3420
TEL (530) 896-7250

Click here for a listing of City Employees by Department

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Board & Commission Biennial Recruitment

Recruitment runs from November 1 - December 15

The City of Chico is seeking applicants interested in serving on a City Board or Commission.  To be eligible for appointment, you must be a resident of the City and a qualified voter (18 years or older). 

All six advisory bodies have positions to be filled and a summary of each board and its duties can be found here.2022 Board & Commission Summary    Applications and Supplementals are due by December 15th.



While the main responsibility of the City Clerk is to serve as the liaison between the public and City Council, additional responsibilities include the following:

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