The clerk of circuit court handles record keeping, finance, and administration for the court as well as jury management. Clerks of circuit courts work with all those involved in the county judicial process including judges, county boards and the public.
Why does this matter?
As the administrative link between the court, county government, and the public, the clerk of circuit court plays a pivotal role in ensuring our courts run smoothly and efficiently. In their recordkeeping role, the clerk of circuit court is responsible for ensuring reasonable access to court records and maintaining the confidentiality of records as determined by statute or court order. The clerk of circuit court also handles the money paid in fees, fines, and forfeitures and plays a significant role in ensuring these funds are managed responsibly.