Clerk of District Court

About the Position

The Clerk of District Court is a state employee appointed by district court judges. The Clerk's offices are located at the County Courthouse. Responsibilities include:
  • Acts as referee in probate
  • Appoints administrators of decedents and guardians of minors
  • Approves appearance bonds of criminals out on bond
  • Approves bonds of guardians, executors, and administrators
  • Custodian of all court records in law, equity, probate, criminal, juvenile, adoptions, small claims and traffic
  • Custodian of Grand Jury indictments and reports
  • In conjunction with County Auditor and County Recorder, draws grand jurors, petit jurors, and talesmen
  • Issues commitments for persons delivered to the penitentiary or mental institutes
  • Issues execution on judgments of record
  • Keeps an index of judgments and liens
  • Receives on deposit money due minors or heirs whose whereabouts are unknown
  • Trustee of Workers' Compensation