Clerk of Court

York County Historical Courthouse

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Responsibilities


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.
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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.