BessieJo Wagner, City Clerk(208)» Annual Report

The Office of the City Clerk



BessieJo Wagner, City Clerk - (208) 634-4874

Shay Tyler, Deputy Clerk, Administrative Assistant - (208) 634-8908

Denise Tangen, Customer Service, Deputy City Clerk - (208) 634-7142

Julia Berheim, Local Option Tax Administrator - (208) 634-8929

The City Clerk is the custodian of the City Seal and City Records. The duties of the City Clerk are set forth in Section 50-207 of the Idaho Code and various sections of the McCall City Code. The City Clerk is responsible for maintaining complete and accurate records of council proceedings; preserving official city records and responding to public record requests; issuing and overseeing municipal licenses, serving as chief election official for municipal elections, providing prompt and courteous service to city residents; and performing such other duties as may be required by ordinance.

City Council
As the secretary of the Municipal Corporation, the City Clerk is responsible for the preparation, reproduction, distribution, and archiving of the City Council Agenda, Council Minutes, Public Hearing Schedule, agenda packet material, and other related documents.

City Licensing and Permits

As the city's licensing official, the City Clerk oversees the regulation of specific types of Business Activities. Our licensing program provides a basic level of consumer protection. The City of McCall regulates specific types of businesses to maintain the health, safety and general welfare of the public. A business license or permit grants you permission to engage in a regulated business activity within the City of McCall:

Alcohol Beverage Farmer's Market Public Event Permit
Animal Drawn Vehicle General Business Snow Removal
Child Daycare Licensing Pawn Broker Taxi Licensing
Contractors Peddler's License Vendor's Permit


As custodian of the City's Records, the City Clerk manages the official record center for all city Ordinances and Resolutions, Document Recordings, Annexations, Legal Notices and Publications, Contracts, Council Minutes and all other documents adopted by the City Council. The City Clerk is responsible for receiving public records requests.

Your Right to Public Information
Every person has a right to examine and take a copy of any public record of this state; there is a presumption that all public records in Idaho are open at all reasonable times for inspection except as otherwise expressly provided by statute.

Public Records Requests.
All Requests can be made directly to the City Department responsible for the record. If you do not know which department is responsible for the record, you can submit the request directly to the Office of the City Clerk. First, click on the Public Record Request Form link and fill it out. Then transmit it to our office by one of the following methods:

  • Public Records Request Form

  • A Request may be made by sending a completed and signed Public Record Request Form to: Office of the City Clerk, 216 E. Park St., McCall, ID 83634 Attn: Public Records Request

  • A Request by Fax may be made by faxing a completed and signed Public Record Request Form to: 208-634-3038.

  • A Request in Person may be made by stopping by City Hall and dropping off a completed and signed Public Record Request Form to the City Clerk.

In order to best serve the public, all requests to examine or copy public records MUST BE MADE IN WRITING. We will respond to your request within three business days after receiving it in our office. Please sign all forms transmitted by Fax, Regular Mail, or in Person.
There can be costs associated with the gathering and reproducing of records. The customer must pay the appropriate cost to the City Clerk's office before the records are distributed. If you have questions concerning the costs involved, please ask a member of the City Clerk's Staff prior to submitting your request.

As the city's chief election official, the City Clerk is responsible for administering Municipal Elections. Elections for City Council are held every two years. City Council members serve four year terms of office.

For voter registration information, call the Valley County Clerk's office at 208-382-7100. For polling place or other city election related questions, please call the McCall City Clerk at 208-634-4874.


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