The County Clerk is responsible for a wide range of duties as specified by Kansas State Statutes:

  • • Serves as Secretary to the Board of County Commissioners; attends Commissioner meetings; prepares and posts agendas and keeps meeting minutes; maintains proceedings of Commissioners' meeting, including all contracts and agreements entered into by the County.
  • • Receives and compiles all budgets submitted by County entities, the city, and the school district; presents budget to County Commissioners for consideration and revisions;
  • • Compiles, calculates and prepares tax levies;
  • • Prepares real estate, personal property and state assessed tax roll and certifies to County Treasurer;
  • • Prepares the County's Annual Financial Report and Quarterly Financial Reports;
  • • Accumulates and files a bond indebtedness report for all taxing entities in the county;
  • • Carries out all elections and certifies to the Secretary of State; maintains voter database; accepts filings for public office; keeps financial statements of expenses for county, city, school district candidates;
  • • Provides Accounts Payable and Payroll functions for all County departments; receives all claims filed against the County;
  • • Administers the County employee benefits program, including health insurance and retirement plans;
  • • Maintains personnel records, job descriptions and the County Policy Manual;
  • • Retrieves and balances Motor Vehicle Tax then interfaces distributions to County Treasurer;
  • • Serves as the County Freedom of Information Officer;
  • • Maintains inventories and fixed assets;
  • • Issues Cereal Malt Beverage Licenses to establishments outside city limits;
  • • Issues Kansas Wildlife and Park permits;