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Contact Information

Laura Scarlato, City Secretary
City of Richmond, City Hall
402 Morton Street
Richmond, TX 77469
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Phone: (281) 342-5456
Fax: (281) 232-8626




The City Secretary is an officer of the city, appointed by the City Manager and is charged with attending and accurately recording the minutes of all regular and special meetings of the City Commission.

The City Secretary is also the custodian of all official records of the city and is the records management officer. As such, the secretary administers the city's records management program with procedures developed for creating and filing active records, storing inactive records, and imaging, purging, and preserving records. The secretary also has custodial authority for all city records and provides support to all departments and divisions in records management procedures. Additionally, when the secretary receives requests for public information, appropriate records are provided to requesting agencies and individuals. The City Secretary holds and maintains the city seal, affixing it to all instruments requiring such seal.

All city elections are administered and/or coordinated by the City Secretary, which includes the preparation and publication of all official notices and orders, preparations for election of officials and polling places, and the receipt and filing of all candidate forms and reports.

The City Secretary also maintains the history of the City of Richmond.

Open Records Request

Ethics Complaint Form - DOWNLOAD

Board, Committee & Commission Application

Are you interested in serving on a City Board or Commission?
Serving on a City board or commission offers an excellent opportunity to provide input and insight for the improvement of the City's operations and the Richmond community.  The time commitment is minimal, but the opportunity to make a difference is significant.  Membership on City boards or commissions is open to all Richmond residents. Service is voluntary and without monetary compensation. The City will provide any required training (view video link below). Applications remain on file for the balance of the calendar year or so long as a person has been appointed and are available through the Office of The City Secretary or via download (link below)

Conflict Disclosure Statements


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