The Metropolitan Clerks Office, by Charter, is charged with the recording and management of all documents relating to official actions of the Metropolitan Government, including Metropolitan Council meeting minutes and legislation.
The legislative history of the City of Nashville and The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County is on file in this office for recordkeeping and research purposes and is easily accessible to the public during regular business hours.
All Council legislation is filed in the Clerks Office, and agendas and minutes for each Council meeting are prepared and disseminated here. Also compiled and distributed from this office are the Council member listing, committee memberships, board/commission rosters, Council rules of procedure, and all other information involving the legislative activity of the Council such as voting records and oaths of office. The Clerk is responsible for certification of all legal documents on behalf of the Metropolitan Government and publication of any required legal notices. All Executive Orders are filed in this office, as are any contracts and agreements to which the Metropolitan Government is a party.
The Clerks Office also handles the issuance of burglar/fire alarm permits and administers the lobbyist registration law. The Metropolitan Clerk provides a secretariat for the Metropolitan Council, the Council Board of Conduct and the Alarm Appeals Board.