Filing for Municipal Office

Qualifications for Candidacy

  •  A candidate must be a United States citizen at the time of filing.
  •  A candidate must be at least 18 years old and a registered voter of Ogden City.
  • A candidate must be a resident of Ogden City or a recently annexed area for a period of 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the date of the general election.
  • If running as a candidate to be elected from a specific municipal district, the candidate must have been an actual and bona fide resident of that district for at least 60 days immediately preceding the date of the general election.
  • Any mentally incompetent person, any person convicted of a felony, or any person convicted of treason or a crime against the elective franchise may not hold office in this state until the right to vote or hold elective office has been restored as provided by statute.

Filing Fee

Individuals filing as candidates for the city council or for mayor must pay a $25 filing fee at the time of filing for candidacy with the City Recorder. This fee is only refundable if it is determined that the person filing is not qualified to be a candidate or has filed improperly.

Keep checking back to view the 2019 Candidate Guide which contains more detailed information about the election process for those who wish to run for office.


  • Mayor - 4 years
  • Council members - 4 years

City Council Meetings

The City Council meets the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Work Sessions begin at 4 p.m. and Regular Meetings start at 6 p.m.

The City Council also acts as the Redevelopment Agency Board (RDA) and Municipal Building Authority Board (MBA). The RDA meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the same times. The MBA meets as needed.