The Circuit Court Clerk is charged with the custody, safekeeping, and proper indexing of legal and quasi-legal papers deposited in her office. The Clerk’s Office is responsible for filing all civil suits; docketing and filing criminal actions; filing divorce suits; and filing adoption petitions.
Additional services the Clerk's Office provides include recording land records and plats; probating wills; issuing hunting and fishing licenses; processing notary public applications; issuing marriage licenses; recording military discharge forms (DD-214’s).
It is the duty of the Circuit Court Clerk to assign a Deputy Clerk to each courtroom to assist the Circuit Court Judges in carrying out each day's activities.
The Clerk's Office is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The office is closed on state holidays.