Registry of Public Agencies
The California Secretary of State and the Marin County Clerk are charged with establishing and maintaining an indexed “Registry of Public Agencies” pertaining to public agencies in Marin County. Formerly known as the Roster of Public Agencies, the current Marin County Registry of Public Agencies can be accessed here.
Public agencies, as defined by Government Code 53050, are required to file a Registry of Public Agencies form within 70 days of the commencement of their legal existence with the Secretary of State as well as with the County Clerk where the agency is located. A blank Registry of Public Agencies form can be accessed here.
Government Code 53051 defines the information that must be included in the statement, which is outlined below:
- The full, legal name of the public agency;
- The official mailing address of the governing body of the public agency;
- The name and residence or business address of each member of the governing body of the agency;
- The name, title, and residence or business address of the chairperson, president, or other presiding officer and clerk or secretary of the governing body of the public agency.
When any changes occur to the facts provided in a filed Registry or Roster of Public Agencies, the agency must file an amended statement with the Secretary of State and the County Clerk within 10 days after the change(s).
Filings should be mailed to:
California Secretary of State
P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 94277-0001
Marin County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box C
San Rafael, CA 94913
If you have questions about the Registry, contact the Marin County Clerk's office by email or at (415) 473-6772 or the California Secretary of State's Special Filings division at (916) 653-3984.
For more information about Marin County Local Government Agencies and Special Districts, visit the Marin County Department of Finance website. The California Secretary of State’s Special Filings website can be accessed here.