The City Clerk is appointed by and serves under the direction of the City Manager. The Clerk's office is the oldest profession in municipal government providing an array of services to the public, City Manager, Council and staff. This office is dedicated to serving the community in a professional, ethical, impartial and equitable manner. A Municipal Clerk performs activities prescribed by state and local laws.
The City Clerk's office of Mascotte provides assistance with the following:
- Qualifying officer for candidates who wish to contend for the office of Mayor and City Council
- Records Management and retention of all official records in compliance with state law; serves as the City's Records Management Liaison Officer (RMLO) with the State of Florida Department of State
- Research official records for citizens and other departments upon request in compliance with Florida Public Records Law and allow for the inspection and examination by any person, at any reasonable time, under reasonable conditions and under the supervision of the City Clerk's office (Florida Statute Chapter 119)
- Mascotte Cemetery Sales and Records
- Attends, records, and transcribes minutes of the City Council meetings
- Coordinate the codification and distribution of supplemental updates of the City Charter, Code of Ordinances, and Land Development Code
- Custodian of the City Seal with the authority to execute and emboss documents to authenticate the validity of city records
- Administers oaths, which include the induction of Council Members
- Serves as the Financial Disclosure Coordinator with the State of Florida Commission on Ethics
- Handles Business Tax Receipts
- Human Resources
The City Clerk must continually stay abreast of changing times and circumstances, state statutes on the Sunshine Law, public ethics, and financial disclosure as well as election laws. The Clerks office attends meetings and conferences for educational growth related to the City Clerk profession, to learn new regulations and procedures, and network with others in the same field.
Requests for Public Records
Requests for public records should be made to the City of Mascotte, City Clerk, custodian of public records for the City of Mascotte. Download a Public Records Request Information Form (PDF).
Contact Michelle Hawkins:
- By mail at:
100 E Myers Boulevard
Mascotte, FL 34753
- By telephone at 352-429-3341, extension 103
You have the right to remain anonymous when requesting public records.