The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in the Continental United States


City Clerk

 City Hall


City Clerk's Staff:
      City Clerk Cheri Smith, MMC, CPM
      Senior Deputy City Clerk, Lissette Carey
      Deputy City Clerk, Keri O'Brien


The official functions and duties of the City Clerk are outlined in the Functions and Duties section of this web page. In this section we hope to provide you with a more transparent view of the City Clerk's role, and the background and history of her office.

 Functions and Duties:

  • Recording the minutes and all official actions of the City Commission
  • Prepares agendas for City Commission and all other Boards & Committee meetings
  • Attesting to and maintaining custody of all Official records of the City Of Key West
  • Administering the publication and supplementation of the City Code Book
  • Process, record, file and advertise Ordinances, Resolutions and Legal notices
  • Administers a Citywide Records Management program for all official records in compliance with the State of Florida
  • Serves as the City's Records Management Liaison Officer (RMLO) with the State of Florida
  • Respond to Public Records Requests
  • Administers Oath of Office
  • Maintain official City zoning map
  • Provide Notary Services
  • Chief Elections Administrator
  • Presides over Bid openings and provides summaries of the responses.
  • Serves as the Financial Disclosure Coordinator with the State of Florida Commission on Ethics
  • Submits City Commission approved documents for recording with the Clerk of the Court
  • Provides assistance to the City's Boards and Committees

Contact Us

Cheri Smith
Cheri Smith,
City Clerk

Physical Address

City Hall
1300 White St
Key West, FL 33040
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Mailing Address

PO Box 1409
Key West, FL 33041
  • Business: (305) 809-3831
  • Staff Directory
  • 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday and closed on all Federal Holidays. There is no Fax number at the City Clerk's Office.

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