The Clerk has the responsibility to operate the business of the local superior and juvenile court office and answers first and foremost to the public. The Clerk is elected to be the custodian of records, criminal, civil, juvenile, juries, and Administrator to Board of Equalization, and to safeguard funds paid into the office for the benefit of individuals and the public.
Court-related duties of the Clerk include processing and managing court records, collecting and disbursing all court fees, fines, and costs and providing citizens access to records.
As the official custodian of public land and personal property records, the Clerk records deeds, liens, plats, and Uniform Commercial Code transactions and other documents relating to ownership and security rights of individuals.
The Clerk approves appointments of notaries public, and is custodian of military discharge records.