A county clerk, or clerk of courts, is the person responsible for filing vital records or other important official documents related to a specific county population.

What does a county clerk do?

A county clerk files birth, death and marriage certificates. However, it is also possible that in small counties, the county clerk might be expected to execute other tasks.

In some states, the county clerk might oversee local elections. Some responsibilities might vary depending on the size of the county. Overall, the main job of a county clerk is to file records and keep track of them.

Some country clerks are elected and some are appointed. The clerk is one of the oldest known officials in local government. Currently, in the United States, the county clerk is generally responsible for maintaining records of all governing body transactions including resolutions and ordinances.