City Clerk's Office

The City Clerk is elected and serves a four year term. The department has two employees, the City Clerk and the Deputy City Clerk. Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Preparation of agenda packets and minutes from bi-weekly City Council meetings
  • Administration of the City's records management system
  • Maintenance of the Municipal Code
  • Processing of legal documents (e.g. ordinances, resolutions, contracts, agreements, permits, in lieu certificates, historic register applications, domestic partnership registrations, etc.)
  • Administration of certain tort claims

The City Clerk is also responsible for municipal elections and must ensure that filing requirements are adhered to by elected as well as appointed officials pursuant to the Political Reform Act.

Lastly, the City Clerk's Department serves as a resource center for the public, providing information about various services and/or referrals to other sources.

To contact the City Clerk, Lisette Chel-Walker, call (949) 497-0705 or email,

"Electronic Building Plan Review" Workshop

The City of Laguna Beach will be hosting an "Electronic Building Plan Review" workshop on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Avenue. Architects, designers, engineers, residents, agents and commercial building owners are invited to attend.

Village Entrance Public Workshop
7/11/2014  The City will hold a community workshop to discuss the Village Entrance Project on Wednesday, July 16, at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. The purpose of the workshop is to provide an overview of the updated project concept and seek feedback on specific elements and features, such as the historic sewer digester, car ports and Laguna Canyon Road median.

City Hall Exhibition
7/3/2014  On Wednesday, July 2, an exhibit was installed at City Hall highlighting the works of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association members. The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will be on display through Friday, August 15, 2014.

City Clerk
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach California
Phone: (949) 497-0302 Fax: (949) 497-0771