The Clerk of the Circuit
The Clerk of the Circuit Court is a ministerial officer who is the custodian of the Courts records and seal, issues process, accepts filings of commencement of actions in litigation, enters judgments and orders of record, issues many miscellaneous licenses, and keeps a record of will and matters of trust in progate proceedings. The Clerk, who is an officer of the Court, performs all official duties imposed by statue or by lawful outhority of the Court.
The Clerk is a constitutional
The Clerk is a constitutional office and is elected for a term of four (4) years and can only serve two (2) consecutive terms. The Clerk receives the oath of office and commission from the State Governor and performs as an officer of the court, the manager of court information, judgments, child support and traffic ticket payments.
The Clerk is also official for conducting all elections
The Clerk is also the official who oversees and conducts all elections, as a member of the county election board. The clerk is responsible for certifying the election results to the Indiana Election Division of the Secretary of State's Office.
The Clerk is responsible for issuing various licenses
The Clerk is responsible for issuing various licenses and certificates such as marriage licenses, licenses for distress sales and the registering of bail agents. The Clerk may solemnize marriages. Fees are charged for these services.
The Clerk receives payment of fines and judgments levied by the court
The Clerk receives payment of fines and judgments levied by the court, and in the case of judgment, pays out these monies to the person or organization entitled to receive them by the court order, with the exception of tax judgments which are collected directly by the county treasurer.