Filing for Municipal Office

Qualifications for Candidates

Anyone wishing to file for candidacy must meet the following qualifications:
  • Be a United States citizen at the time of filing.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be a registered voter of Ogden City.
  • Be a resident of Ogden City or resident of a recently annexed area for a period of 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the date of election.
  • If running as a candidate to be elected from a specific Municipal Ward, the candidate must have been an actual and bona fide resident of the Municipal Ward for at least 60 days immediately preceding the date of the election.
  • Be mentally competent, have not been convicted of a felony, and have not been convicted of treason or a crime against the elective franchise, unless right to hold office has been restored pursuant to Utah Code Annotated ยง 20A-2-101, as amended.

Filing Fee

Individuals filing as candidates for the city council or for mayor must pay a $25 filing fee at the time of filing their Declaration of Candidacy with the City Recorder. This fee shall only be refundable if it is determined that the person filing does not meet the qualifications for candidacy, or is found to have improperly filed.


  • 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.