DUTIES: The County Clerk is a Constitutional Officer who is elected for a four-year term. The duties of the County Clerk are prescribed by state statute, and as the "keeper of records" for the citizens of Montmorency County, those duties include:
Clerk of the 26th Circuit Court: Has control of court files, maintains all court case filings, administers oaths and is the keeper of the Circuit Court Seal which is used to certify over 275 different documents.
Register of Vital Statistics, Records and Indexes: Maintains all Montmorency County births, deaths, and marriages. The Clerk's Office accepts applications and issues all marriage licenses, reviews and records all county births and death certificates, and issues certified copies as requested.
Chief Election Officer: Supervises elections, receives and files county petitions, serves as a member of the County Election Committee, and the clerk to the County Board of Canvassers. Tracks election results on election night for all Federal, State and County Elections.
Clerk of the County Board of Commissioners: Attends all full Board meetings, takes minutes and is responsible for maintaining Board minutes. The Clerk is responsible for maintaining county expenditures and assists with county monthly claims, which are approved by the Board of Commissioners. All accounts payable checks and county payroll checks preparation, tax withholding, benefits payment and forms along with all necessary reports are done in the Clerk's office .
Clerk of the Court: Submits court vouchers, bond and restitution payments
Clerk of the Jury Commission: Prepares and copies jury letters and questionnaires for Circuit, District and Probate Courts and processes jury panels for the various courts. The County Clerk is responsible for notification of jurors to appear for jury duty in the Circuit Court
Other duties include: Issuing Concealed Weapons permits after approval, filing of Assumed Name Certifications for businesses, processing Notary applications, serving as a member of the County Plat Board, County Apportionment Commissioner, filing of Veterans' Discharges and doing all necessary Oaths of Office.
Birth, Death and Marriage RecordsAssumed Name Certificate (DBA)Military DischargeConcealed Pistol LicenseNotary Application
PAYMENTS: Services offered at the County Clerk's Office can be paid by mail, in person by check or money order, credit or debit card.