County Clerk

Carrie Long

Clerk $337,611

What We Do: As set forth in state statutes, the duties of the county clerk’s office are varied. The county clerk serves as the clerk for the board of county commissioners, preparing agendas, and preparing and recording minutes, resolutions and agreements for the commission.

As the chief budget officer for the county, the clerk prepares the budget for adoption by the commissions, and then administers the adopted budget. This process requires working closely with each department as well as with the commission itself.

  • The clerk’s office issues marriage licenses and titles and liens for motor vehicles, administers liquor license applications and records, and maintains official records of land transactions, subdivisions, mineral leases, and mining claims.
  • The clerk’s office is the accounting office for the county, processing payment requests from vendors to the county, as well as handling the financial administration of grants paid to the county.
  • The clerk’s office also serves as county government’s personnel office, maintaining general personnel records, providing new employee orientation and policy manuals, and processing and paying county payroll and benefit allocations.

Budget Summary: The majority of this budget ($319,711) provides for the salaries for County Clerk Carrie Long and her deputies. The balance covers routine office operational expenses (telephone, office supplies and equipment).

Budget compared to last year: -5%

Reason for difference: This budget was underspent last year by about 11% from what was budgeted, and the new budget more accurately reflects costs associated with staffing this department.