Circuit Clerk

Duties & Responsibilities

The Circuit Clerk:

  • Serves as clerk of the county and circuit courts
  • Receives and files all lawsuits, indictments, motions, and other related papers in all civil and criminal cases filed in the circuit or county courts
  • Issues all process including summons and subpoenas
  • Draws jurors
  • Qualifies juries
  • Keeps a record of all judgments and executions
  • Issues marriage licenses and keeps records of marriages
  • Records medical and other professional licenses
  • Registers citizens to vote and has other duties in handling elections