The duties of the Clerk are prescribed by state statute and include:
  • Clerk of the Board of Commissioners
  • Clerk of the County Election Canvassers
  • Clerk of the Court
  • Co-partnerships and is a member of the County Plat Board
  • Files assumed name certificates
  • Keeper of the Circuit Court Seal
  • Register of vital statistics
Fees are established by law and turned over to the general fund.

Notice: New State Law changes some filing fees

Marriage Licenses

Both applicants must be 18 years of age/ 16 with parental consent. One applicant must be a resident of the county. There is a 3-day waiting period for the marriage license. You must bring your Driver’s License, Social Security number & your Birth Certificate. If you have been married before, documentation must be provided on how the marriage has been dissolved. Both parties do not need to be present to apply.