Town Clerk

In Fairfax, the Town Clerk is an elected position, responsible to the voters directly. The position is uncompensated.

Town Clerk: Michele Gardner 

Term: November 2015 – November 2019

Responsibilities of the Town Clerk

The duties of the Clerk are mandated by Government Code. The Town Clerk is custodian of all official Town records and of the Town seal. The Clerk authenticates official records on behalf of the Town, maintains and updates the Town Code, and administers the oath of office to elected officials and staff. The Clerk is also the Town Election Official, administering local elections.

In addition, the Clerk acts as a compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act. The Clerk maintains Conflict of Interest Statements for Town officials, prepares and provides public access to Town Council meeting agendas and packets, gives notice of public hearings and meetings, responds to public records requests and inquiries. Additional duties include arranging for ceremonial and official functions, and serving as the liaison between the government and citizens.

Public Records Requests

In accordance with the California Public Records Act, Govt. Code section 6250 et seq., the Town of Fairfax provides access to public records, subject to the law’s exemptions. To make a records request, please contact the Town Clerk by email mgardner@townoffairfax.org, regular mail (address below), or phone (415) 458-2343. When making your request, please be as specific as possible. For paper copies, the Town charges $ .25 per page for the first 10 pages, and $ .10 per page thereafter. You may schedule an appointment to view the records at Town Hall, 142 Bolinas Road, Fairfax.

Election 2017

The Fairfax General Municipal Election will be held on November 7, 2017 for three Town Council seats, each for a term of three years. Please click on the links below to learn more.

Notice of Election.

Notice of Nominees

Register to Vote

You can obtain a hard copy of the voter registration application in the lobby of Town Hall, or register on the Marin County Elections portal.

New Voter Registration Rules

Election Observation

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact Information

Michele Gardner
Town Clerk / Management Analyst
142 Bolinas Road
Fairfax, CA 94930

(415) 458-2343

Email: mgardner@townoffairfax.org

Contact usTown of Fairfax: 142 Bolinas Rd. | Fairfax, California 94930 | Phone: (415) 453-1584 | Fax: (415) 453-1618
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon; 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays.
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