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Holiday Closure 

City Hall will be closed from December 26, 2016 to January 2, 2017 for the winter holiday.  During the closure, the City Clerk has deputized the administrative front desk staff at the Newport Beach Police Department to accept any referendum petition and requests to withdraw signatures from the referendum petition that may be submitted.  The office hours for the temporary City Clerk staff at the Police Department are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday (except holidays), and closed Saturdays and Sundays.  The Police Department is located at 870 Santa Barbara Avenue, Newport Beach, CA  92660.  

Prior to the closure, the City Clerk's Office is open at its normal location from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday (except holidays), and closed Saturdays and Sundays.


Mission Statement
To provide service to the Mayor and City Council, City Manager, administrative departments and the public in a courteous, timely and efficient manner while remaining neutral and impartial. To improve the administration of the affairs of the City Clerk's Office consistent with applicable laws and through sound management practices to provide easier access to local government and fulfill our responsibility to the residents of Newport Beach.

Role of the City Clerk

The City Clerk is the local official for elections, local legislation, the Public Records Act, the Political Reform Act, and the Brown Act (open meeting laws). Before and after the City Council takes action, the City Clerk ensures that actions are in compliance with all federal, state and local statutes and regulations and that all actions are properly executed, recorded and archived.

The Office of the City Clerk is a service department within the municipal government upon which the City Council, all City departments, and the general public rely for information regarding the operations and legislative history of the City. The City Clerk serves as the liaison between the public and City Council and provides related municipal services. 


Contact the Office of the City Clerk

Phone:  (949) 644-3005
Fax:  (949) 644-3039
     Office Email:    

Leilani I. Brown
City Clerk

Jennifer Nelson
Assistant City Clerk

Jennifer Mulvey
Administrative Assistant

Kim Rieff
Assistant to the Mayor and City Council

 Eric Bryan
Part-Time Records Specialist

Regular Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday - 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday - 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Bay E, 2nd Floor

100 Civic Center Drive 
Newport Beach, CA  92660

Mailing Address:
Office of the City Clerk
P.O. Box 1768
Newport Beach, CA  92658



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