The Clerk of Court is an elected official who serves a 4-year term. The Clerk of Court serves both the Circuit Court and the Family Court and is responsible for docket management, receipt of fees, fines and costs, maintenance of all court records and submission of reports to a variety of state and federal agencies. Circuit Court is divided into General Sessions (Criminal) and Common Pleas (Civil) cases.
Some of the Clerk of Court duties for these courts include receipt of
criminal warrants, jury management and staffing the courtrooms while
court is in session. The Clerk of Court is also responsible for Family
Court and the collection and disbursement of court ordered child support
and/or alimony payments, issuance of Rules to Show Cause, child support
enforcement and filing of Orders of Protection.
The Clerk of
Court for York County also serves as the Register of Deeds and is
responsible for recording all property transactions and records as
required by state law.