City Recorder

20 East Main Street
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 552-2084
Fax: (541) 552-2059
Contact: Melissa Huhtala

City Recorder

Duties of this Office:
The duties of this office are set by the City Charter and through City Ordinances. 

City Recorder

  • Facilitates public relations between the citizens and the City.
  • Maintains record management for all city departments.
  • Serves as Clerk to the City Council.
  • Maintains accurate records of all business proceedings of the Council.
  • Acts as custodian for City ordinances, resolutions, deeds, & contracts.
  • Processes annexations, street vacations, and fire district withdrawals.
  • Issues and records all cemetery deeds.
  • Maintains City Charter and Municipal Code.
  • Maintains official records for the City (dating back to 1854).
  • Facilitates the City’s portion of liquor license applications and renewals.

Elections Officer

  • Assists candidates as they run for office.
  • Provides election information to citizens.
  • Works closely with the County during election years.

Office Hours:
The City Recorder's Office is located in the City Hall building, 20 E. Main Street, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Please feel free to contact the City Recorder at:
Phone: (541) 552-2084 Cell: (541)-613-0194
Viewing Council Meetings:

View on Channel 9 or Channels 180 and 181 (for Charter Communications customers) or live stream via select RVTV Prime.

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