Welcome to the Town of Redington Shores Clerk’s Office! We hope you find this site useful in accessing the services that we offer.
The Town Clerk’s office provides a variety of quality services for the Town Commission, for Town staff and most importantly, for our citizens. The office acts as the liaison between the Town Commission and the people who need to communicate with the elected officials.
The Town Clerk is responsible for recording and maintaining the minutes of the Town Commission, including the certification of all ordinances and resolutions and is the official custodian of the Town seal.
The department provides administrative support services to the Commission and Town board members.
The Town Clerk is the designated custodian for all records of the Town and public records requests are made to her office.
The Town Clerk’s Office is also responsible for preparing notices for all public hearings and ordinance advertisements in compliance with the Town code and the laws of the State of Florida.
The Town Clerk serves as the Supervisor of Elections for Municipal Elections.
The Town Clerk is the Financial Disclosure Coordinator with the Florida Commission on Ethics.
Acts as the Human Resource Director and is responsible for all Health Benefits, Worker Compensation, Liability Insurance, as well as all aspects related to Human Resources.
HISTORY OF THE MUNICIPAL CLERK EARLY BEGINNINGS: The Municipal Clerk is the oldest of public servants in local government, along with the tax collector. The profession traces back before Biblical times. For example, the modern Hebrew translation of Town Clerk is “Mazkir Ha’ir” which literally translated, means city or town “Reminder:’ The early keepers of archives were often called “Remembrancers:’ and before writing came into use, their memory served as the public record
Over the years, Municipal Clerks have become the hub of government, the direct link between the inhabitants of their community and their government. The Clerk is the historian of the community, for the entire recorded history of the town (city) and its people is in his or her care. The eminent political scientist, Professor William Bennett Munro, writing in one of the first textbooks on municipal administration (1934), stated: “No other office in municipal service has so many contracts. It serves the mayor, the city council, the city manager (when there is one), and all administrative departments without exception. All of them call upon it, almost daily, for some service or information. Its work is not spectacular, but it demands versatility, alertness, accuracy, and no end of patience. The public does not realize how many loose ends of city administration this office pulls together.” These words, written more than 80 years ago, are even more appropriate today
Town Clerk, Mary Palmer, along with our Deputy Clerk, welcome you to stop by the Town Clerk’s Office at the Town Hall with any questions or for information. We are committed to excellent customer service, and upholding the values of open government by providing easy access to the town’s public records.