The duties of Richmond's City Clerk are established by ordinance pursuant to KRS 83A.085. The Clerk is in charge of maintenance and safekeeping of permanent city records. As "official custodian" or "custodian" pursuant to KRS 61.879-61.884 (Open Records Act) the Clerk is responsible for accepting Open Records Requests and providing requested information as permitted by law. The City Clerk has possession of the seal of the city and attests the Mayor's signature. Richmond's City Clerk attends the City Commission meetings and records the minutes. The Clerk is also responsible for the City complying with legal advertising and notification requirements per KRS Chapter 424. And the City Clerk is responsible for the codification of City ordinances.
Other duties of Richmond's City Clerk include assisting the Mayor with appointments, telephone calls, and clerical work as needed. Also, the City Clerk is the bridge between executive and legislative, between both of these and component government units, and between all of these and the public, they are pledged to serve.