Parade Permit (30 Days Notice) - Not being accepted at this time, under departmental review

Block Party Forms Package (30 Days Notice) - Not being accepted at this time, under departmental review

Public Assembly Permit (30 Days Notice) - Not being accepted at this time, under departmental review

Flag Display Application Packet (60 Days Notice) - Not being accepted at this time, under departmental review

Permits for the Banner over San Benito Street are taken each calendar year in January.  We try to give everyone two weeks, and the fee is $150.00.  Spots fill up quickly, but you can always check with us to see if we have an open spot.

San Benito Street Banner Permit Packet

City Clerk

City Clerk
Office: Hollister City Hall, 375 Fifth Street, Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: 831.636.4300

Jennifer Woodworth, MMC, CPMC
City Clerk
831.636.4300 ext. 1017

The City Clerk’s Role

The City Clerk is the local official for elections, local legislation, the Public Records Act, the Political Reform Act, and the Brown Act (open meeting laws). When the City Council takes action, the City Clerk works to ensure that all actions are properly executed, recorded, and archived.

The Office of the City Clerk is a service department within the municipal government upon which the City Council, all City departments, and the general public rely for information regarding the operations and legislative history of the City. The City Clerk serves as the liaison between the public and City Council and provides related municipal services.

As the City Elections Official

The City Clerk administers federal, state and local procedures through which local government representatives are selected. The City Clerk’s office assists candidates in meeting their legal responsibilities before, during, and after an election. From election preplanning to certification of election results and filing of final campaign disclosure documents, the City Clerk manages the process which forms the foundation of our democratic system of government. For Voter information including the process of registering to vote, please visit our Elections page.

As a Legislative Administrator

As key staff for council meetings, the City Clerk prepares the legislative agenda, ensures legal notices have been posted and published for all Ordinances, and completes the necessary arrangements to ensure an effective meeting. The City Clerk is entrusted with the responsibility of recording the decisions which constitute the building blocks of our representative government.

As a Records Manager

The City Clerk's Office oversees the preservation and protection of the public record. By statute, the City Clerk's Office is required to maintain the minutes, ordinances and resolutions adopted by the legislative body, and the City Clerk’s office ensures that other municipal records are readily accessible to the public. The public record, under the conservatorship of the City Clerk's Office, provides fundamental integrity to the structure of our democracy. Requests for public records may be verbal, via telephone, or in writing. We prefer that your request be sent via email to  You may also call 831.636.4300 ext. 1017 for assistance with your records request.

Public Records Portal

Looking for a City Council Resolution, Ordinance or Minutes? Need to see an election filing or FPPC statement of economic interest form of an elected or appointed official? Take a look through our public records portal links below and find your document without having to submit a public records request.

City of Hollister Commissions

The City of Hollister has three commissions who serve in an advisory capacity to assist the City Council and City Manager in addressing specific issues, providing professional expertise, and facilitate community decision-making. Learn more about participating in your community by joining a Commission. Applications are available here.

Senate Bill 272

Approved on October 11, 2015, SB 272 adds a section to the California Public Records Act requiring local agencies to create a catalog of Enterprise Systems by July 1, 2016 with annual updates.

Enterprise System

A software application or computer system that collects, stores, exchanges and analyzes information that the agency uses that is both of the following:

A multi-departmental system or a system that contains information collected about the public.
A system that serves as an original source of data within an agency.

An Enterprise System does not include any of the following:

  • Information Technology security systems, including firewalls and other cybersecurity systems.
  • Physical access control systems, employee identification management systems, video monitoring and other physical control systems.
  • Infrastructure and mechanical control systems, including those that control or manage street lights, electrical, natural gas or water or sewer functions.
  • Systems related to 911 dispatch and operation or emergency services.
  • Systems that would be restricted from disclosure by Section 6254.19.
  • The specific records that the information technology system collects, stores, exchanges or analyzes.


  1. Create a catalog of enterprise systems, containing:
    1. Current system vendor
    2. Current system product
    3. System’s purpose
    4. A description of categories or types of data
    5. The department that is the prime custodian of the data
    6. The frequency that system data is collected
    7. The frequency that system data is updated
  2. To make the catalog publicly available upon request
  3. To post the catalog in a prominent location on the agency’s website


If the public interest served by not disclosing the information described clearly outweighs the public interest served by disclosure, the local agency may instead provide a system name, brief title or identifier of the system.