Circuit Court

Responsibilities

Circuit Court is a court of record. The Circuit Court Clerk’s office is responsible for:

  • Maintaining and accurately keeping all records and minutes of the Court. This includes:
    • Misdemeanor and felony criminal cases and civil cases over $25,000
    • Post-convictions
    • Condemnations
    • Hospital liens
    • Garnishments
    • Executions
    • Name changes
    • Restoration of citizenship
    • Foreign judgments
    • Keeping records on the criminal and civil jurors for each of the three divisions
  • Filing a Grand Jury report each month and processes the paperwork for each defendant
  • Preparing and transferring all records for cases on appeal to a higher court and
  • Collecting, receipting, and accounting for all fines, court cost, and restitution

The Circuit Court Clerk’s office is a fee office and collects approximately $7,000,000 a year, which is disbursed, to various state and county agencies monthly.