About the County Clerk
The Livingston County Clerk is the official “keeper of the records.” County Clerks keep the life events of the community, such as records of births, deaths and marriages. Our Office is responsible for overseeing the receipt, storage, retrieval and safeguarding of public records. Public records include Circuit Court legal documents, registration for small businesses, notaries, military discharge forms, license applications to carry concealed pistols and all records relating to birth, death and marriage occurring in Livingston County. The County Clerk also acts as Clerk to all official Livingston County boards, including the Board of Commissioners and Election Commission.
Our Election Division is responsible for the coordination of all elections in Livingston County. This includes all related procedures from the filing of nominating petitions to ballot production and the accumulation of vote totals.
The County Clerk is the Clerk of the Circuit Court and family court. This division is responsible for accepting, docketing, executing, filing and duplicating circuit court pleadings while scheduling, maintaining and generating motion hearing dockets.
The office of the County Clerk is an elected position mandated by Article 7, Section 4 of the State Constitution. The office is elected by popular election on a partisan basis with a term of four years, with funding from the General Fund.