What Does the County & Probate Clerk Do?
“The Role of a servant leader is to bring out the greatness in others that is already
in each of us.”
– Connie T. Doss, Carroll County Clerk 2019
In a nutshell, the County Clerk is the official bookkeeper of county government.
With the help of a great staff of deputy clerks, here are some of the responsibilities and duties of the office:
Licenses & CertificatesWe issue marriage licenses, DBA Certificates, and record Minister’s Credentials. We also file and maintain Nurse’s and Physicians’ Credentials.
Court SecretaryThe County Clerk serves as the Clerk for Quorum Court, its committees, the County Court, the Election Commission, as well as the secretary to the Equalization Board.
Elections & VotingWe are responsible for voter registration records. We also administer absentee and early voting.
Probate ClerkAs Probate Clerk, all instruments making them a matter of record in decedent estate cases are filed in the County Clerk’s office. The Clerk’s office also maintains all records relative to adoptions and guardianship cases within the county.
Accounts Payable and Human ResourcesWe are responsible for the administration of payroll and benefits afforded the fantastic employees of Carroll County. We also insure the timely and accurate payment of invoices presented by the many departments that make up county government.
The records and recordkeeping which are kept by the County Clerk and Deputy Clerks are absolutely vital to the efficient and effective operation of Carroll County. We are happy to play this vital role and welcome YOU to our office should you have need of our services.