County Clerk

Welcome

  • Mary Beth Merritt, County Clerk
  • Norma Lilly, Fiduciary Supervisor
  • Donald R. Basham, Jr., Fiduciary Supervisor
  • Lynn Reed, Deputy Clerk
  • Debbie Bowling, Deputy Clerk
  • County Clerk

Duties

  • Responsibilities Voter Registration
  • Train election poll 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 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 platmaps
  • File wills and estates with Fiduciary Supervisor
  • Purchase hunting/fishing licenses 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 voters registration programs
  • Speak with groups about the election process