County Clerk


  • Mary Beth Merritt, County Clerk
  • Donald Basham, Jr., Fiduciary Supervisor
  • Lynn Reed, Deputy Clerk
  • Debbie Bowling, Deputy Clerk
  • Tim Sims, Deputy Clerk
  • Sarah Wheby, Deputy Clerk
  • Ann Slatton, Deputy Clerk
  • County Clerk


  • Voter Registration
  • Train election workers - work with political parties to get election poll workers
  • Count ballots following elections, canvass and certify results
  • Provide a list of the number of votes cast per precinct to the public
  • File for Political Office / Early and Absentee Voting
  • Maintain payroll for all county employees
  • Accounts Payable for the county
  • Maintain all county financial records
  • Maintain all orders of County Commission
  • Record minutes of County Commission

Use the County Clerk's office to:

  • To access copies of records / Register to vote, change party affiliation/address/last name on voter registration
  • File deeds, trust deeds, births, marriages, deaths, miscellaneous judgments and plat maps
  • File wills and estates with Fiduciary Supervisor
  • Real estate research
  • Genealogy research
  • For candidates, file campaign financial statements

We also:

  • Issue marriage licenses (Same day - $56.00, no waiting period or blood test)
  • Record oil/gas leases
  • Issue Justification of Surety (for Property Bond)

Special Programs/Services offered by this office:

  • Set up special voter registration programs
  • Speak with groups about the election process