Clerk of the Circuit Court

  1. 05/03/2021 - Circuit Court and Clerk of the Circuit Court COVID-19 Information

    The latest action plans and orders for the Circuit Court and the Clerk of the Circuit Court relevant to COVID-19 can be found here. Read on...
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  • Beginning March 22, 2021, the offices of the Clerk of the Circuit Court will be open to the public; no appointment will be necessary except for marriage licenses, notary oaths, historic records research and probate.
  • The Public Services Division will continue to offer both in-person and virtual marriage license and notary oath appointments. You may make an appointment here.
  • Beginning March 22, 2021, the Historic Records and Deed Research Division will begin taking in-person appointments for no more than five people at a time.
  • Beginning March 22, 2021, the Land Records Division will accept drop off of recordings at the land records recording customer service counter. The drop box will be removed; but the self-service kiosk in the hallway on level 2 will remain as the pick-up location for copies. 
  • Drop-off boxes for legal papers related to civil and criminal cases are available in the hallway outside of the Clerk’s office from 8:00 a.m.- 4: 00 p.m. each business day. The drop-off box related to deed recordings has been moved to the elevator area by the first set of stairs when entering through the East Market Street entrance.
  • Public kiosks for criminal and civil digital records are available on the fourth floor of the Courts Complex directly across from the elevators.

The Clerk of the Circuit Court serves as the recorder of deeds and probate judge, issues marriage licenses and is the official court administrator for all civil and criminal court cases. In this latter capacity, the Clerk creates and maintains all court files and records, prepares court orders and jury lists, contacts jurors and issues summons and court processes.

Courthouse Expansion Project

As construction of the new General District Courthouse begins, please use caution when entering and exiting the courts complex. For the latest status, information or to sign up for alerts, please see the Court House Expansion Project .