City Clerk

The City Clerk’s Office is comprised of skilled professionals that serve the City Commission by providing the highest level of courteous customer service.

The City Clerk’s Office is responsible for the following:

  • Noticing City Commission meetings
  • Maintaining Minutes of proceedings of the City Commission and appointed boards
  • Processing Public Records Requests
  • Conducting City elections
  • Processing lien searches and performing any duties required by the Charter, City Ordinance or by the City Commission

The City Clerk also serves as the Records Management Liaison Office for the City to the State of Florida and provides notary services.

Public Records Request

The request must be clear enough to enable the City to conduct a meaningful search. The City may ask questions about the request in order to respond to the request fully and in a timely manner.

In making this request, I understand that the City is under no obligation to create a document to satisfy my request. I further understand that the records will be released only in accordance with Chapter 119 Florida Statutes.

If the City determines that a special service charge will be applied for extensive use of technology resources, clerical and/or supervisory assistance, a written estimate of charges will be provided to the requester. Receipt of a deposit will also be required prior to compiling such requests.

Public Records may be requested by phone, fax, mail, email, in person or using the portal below. 

JustFOIA Public Records Available Online

Public Records Request Form

City Charter

The City Charter is a legal document established by the municipality that governs the City of Margate. You can view it HERE

Notice of Agency’s Custodian of Public Records

Please let this notice serve as satisfying the requirements of prominently posting the contact information for the custodian of records for the City of Margate. This notice is posted at Margate City Hall, which is the primary administrative building in which public records are routinely created, sent, received, maintained or requested.

CUSTODIAN OF PUBLIC RECORDS AND THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY PUBLIC RECORDS

Name: Joseph J. Kavanagh, City Clerk
Address: 5790 Margate Blvd, City Clerk’s Office, Second Floor, Margate, FL 33063
Phone: 954-935-5327
Fax: 954-935-5211
E-Mail: recordsmanagement@margatefl.com

CUSTODIAN OF POLICE PUBLIC RECORDS

Name: Stephen Miner, Records Commander
Address: 5790 Margate Blvd, Police Department, First Floor, Margate, FL 33063
Phone: 954-935-5488
Fax: 954-935-5437
E-Mail: sminer@margatefl.com