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Proclamation Guidelines

Proclamations are ceremonial documents to honor, celebrate or create awareness of an event or significant issue. They may be issued for:

  • Public awareness
  • Charitable fundraising campaigns
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Arts and cultural celebrations
  • Special honors, determined by Mayor

Proclamations will not be issued for:

  • For profit businesses, as an advertisement or commercial promotion
  • Matters of political or religious nature
  • Events or organizations with no direct relationship to the City of Carlsbad
  • Campaigns or events contrary to city policies


  • The Mayor’s office reserves the right to approve or decline any proclamation request and to edit the drafted material for final wording.
  • All proclamation requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • One proclamation annually per topic and/or organization.
  • A certificate of recognition or congratulatory letter is an alternative where the criteria for a proclamation are not met.

If you have a question, please contact the City Council secretary at 760-434-2830. Direct requests may be sent to:

Mayor’s Office
Carlsbad City Hall
1200 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-720-9461 Fax