- City Recorder
The City Recorder is responsible for preparation and recording of City Council meetings, work sessions, meeting agendas, maintaining Ordinance and Resolution records, preparing official meeting and legal public notices, implementation and codification of City Ordinances into the City Code and maintaining all official documents of the City including the City Charter. The City Recorder also serves as the City Elections Officer and Records Manager.
The City Recorder serves as the City’s Election Officer by issuing measures to the City voters through a State regulated process and in coordination with the Klamath County Clerk. The City Recorder accepts applications for the positions of Mayor and City Council and coordinates elections for the Positions of Mayor and City Council Ward Districts I-V. The City Recorder oversees all City Boards and Committees.
Regular City elections are held at the same time and place as biennial general State elections and in accordance with applicable State Election Laws. The Council may provide for special elections in accordance with such laws. Legal notices are published in conjunction with elections stating the officers to be elected, the ballot title of each measure to be voted upon, and the time and place of the election.
To be eligible for City elective office, a candidate must be a registered voter and must have resided in the City continuously for four years immediately preceding the election. City Council candidates must also be a resident of their respective Ward. The position of Mayor is elected by the City voters at large.
The current City Code volume contains the 2019 Ordinance Code as adopted by Ordinance Number 19-12 and the Charter of the City of Klamath Falls. The Code has been enacted as a single Ordinance, to replace all of the general Ordinances of the City enacted up to August 15, 2019, except those reserved from repeal by KFC 1.065 and the adopting Ordinance. The City Code consolidates the provisions of general Ordinances that the City has enacted since the time that the 1962 Code and subsequent revisions took effect.
Birth/Death Certificates, Marriage Licenses: Oregon Department of Human Services
Klamath County Clerk: Non-City Related/General Document Recording including elections and passports
Property Information and Values for both City/County Jurisdictions: Klamath County Assessor
Phone: 800-377-6092 or 541-883-5111
Watch the City of Klamath Falls Council Meetings via YouTube Channel or on the BOARDDOCS site.
- To view the videos in Boarddocs: Click on MEETINGS; select the Meeting Date (either new or old) and then click on the highlighted Video icon if present, otherwise select View the Agenda and the Video Link is located at the bottom left-hand side of the Meeting Agenda.
To view meetings from March or 2018 or earlier go to VIDEOS.
Documents of Special Interest
- LUBA Record 2019-019 Exhibit A (pgs 1-26)PDF
- LUBA Record 2019-019 Exhibit B (pgs 204-340)PDF
- LUBA Record 2019-019 Exhibit B (pgs 27-203)PDF
- LUBA Record 2019-019 Exhibit C (pgs 341-536)PDF
- LUBA Record 2019-019 Exhibit C (pgs 537-740) PDF
- LUBA Record 2019-019 Exhibit D (pgs 741-917) PDF
- LUBA Record 2019-019 Exhibit D (pgs 918-1084)PDF