Candidate Resources

Nomination Period

The nomination period opens on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 8 A.M. and closes on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5 P.M. If an incumbent who is eligible to run does not file, the deadline will be extended to Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 5 P.M.

Individuals interested in running for City Council, City Clerk, or City Treasurer are encouraged to contact the Deputy City Clerk, Karen O’Leary for additional information at (714) 993-8231.

Eligibility to Run for Office

  • A citizen of the United States
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A resident and qualified voter of the respective district, at least 30 days immediately preceding the filing of nomination papers

Term of Office


The City Council Members, City Clerk, and City Treasurer serve four-year terms. City Council Members are limited to three (3) consecutive terms.

Campaign Contribution Limit

Candidates or candidate controlled committees shall not accept any contributions which will cause the total amount received by such person to exceed the contribution limit. The City of Placentia has no local Campaign Contribution Limits. For more information visit