The Clerk administers the official court records for all court cases with jurisdiction in that county.
The Clerk prepares the Court's permanent historical records.
The Clerk processes and issues documents for court cases:
The Clerk collects, distributes and reconciles monies related to court cases and is subject to regular audits by State Board of Accounts. Reports are filed with appropriate agencies including the Auditor, Treasurer, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Indiana State Child Support Division, State Treasurer, etc.
Child Support represents a significant portion of collections made, and Federal Title IV D case processing generates incentive monies to counties.
The Clerk of the Circuit and Superior Courts (commonly called County Clerk) is a constitutional officer elected for a term of four years by vote of the county at large, and is prohibited from serving more than eight years within a twelve-year period.