Town Clerk's Office
The Town Clerk’s Office plays an important role in administering the municipality’s legal matters, in accordance with the Cities and Towns Act (R.S.Q., c. C-19). Its main function is to provide legal and administrative support for Town Council meetings and to advise the Council and the Director General on legal and procedural matters.
The Town Clerk is also in charge of enforcing the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information within the municipal administration for the protection of personal information, the processing of claims and other legal matters. The Town Clerk is also assigned many other statutory duties as a public official, including acting as the returning officer for municipal elections and referendums.
The Town of Hampstead falls under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Court of the City of Montreal, which is responsible for all civil, penal and certain criminal matters on the island and includes, in particular, the processing of traffic and parking related statements of offence issued in the Town.
The Town Clerk is the custodian of the municipal archives, and is responsible for the management and preservation of all documents that are the property of the Town.
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