Clinton City is a fourth class city and has a five member council form of government, with an elected mayor and five city council members. Administration is carried out by an appointed city manager. Planning commissioners, board of adjustment members and other committee members are also appointed.
The mayor and council are elected to staggered four-year, non-partisan staggered terms.
Citizens are welcome to review city ordinances, minutes of city meetings, and talk to city officials about current or upcoming issues. Residents can review minutes and city ordinances on the City website at www.clintoncity.com. Citizens are always welcome to attend public meetings. The agendas for upcoming meetings are usually posted at the city offices on Fridays prior to the meeting, posted on the City website, and also on the State’s web site at www.utah.gov/pmn/index.html. Public hearings are listed in the legal section of the Standard Examiner and a public notice is posted on any property which will be affected by a zoning change. The city publishes a monthly newsletter which is mailed to all homes in the community and is available on the website as well.
The city council generally meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. If you wish to make a request or present an item to the city council, please contact the city manager’s office a minimum of two weeks prior to the meeting.
The planning commission meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, with some exceptions. To present an item to the commission, please contact the Community Development Director for scheduling.
Clinton is located in Davis County, which has an elected three-member commission. The county building is located at 28 East State Street in Farmington. Some services provided by the county are vehicle registration, voter registration, marriage and drivers’ licenses, animal control, food handlers' permits, health department, and property deeds and records. The County website address is www.co.davis.ut.us/
Elections are generally held at the Clinton Recreation Building 1651 W 2300 N. Residents can visit the City website (www.clintoncity.net) to inquire about upcoming election information. Polling locations and dates will be identified in the monthly newsletter as well as being posted on the City website. You can register to vote through the county clerk's office in Farmington. Mail-in forms are also available in a number of public buildings, such as banks, libraries, post offices or city offices.