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Circuit Clerk Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith
Putnam County Circuit Clerk

Essential Duties of the Circuit Clerk

Circuit Clerks, chosen through elections, serve for a span of six years. Their obligations, responsibilities, and compensation are clearly defined by statute.

Positioned as an Officer of the Court, the Circuit Clerk assumes a central and pivotal role within the intricate workings of the judicial system.

As a custodian of the office’s paperwork, the Circuit Clerk assumes the roles of registrar, recorder, and custodian. This encompassing responsibility involves overseeing all pleadings, documents, and funds pertaining to cases within the circuit court.

Jury System Management

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The Circuit Clerk takes charge of the administration and management of both petit and grand jury systems in the county. Operating under the court’s guidance, the clerk handles tasks such as compiling the master list of potential jurors, random panel selection, juror qualification and summons, and meticulous monitoring of attendance and mileage for reimbursement purposes.

Authority Over Fees & Deposits

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The Circuit Clerk holds the role of fee officer, backed by statutory authorization. This empowers the clerk to gather diverse fees, fines, and costs tied to cases, and to manage the collection and disbursement of various payments and deposits, including bonds and restitution.

Reporting Vital Data

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The intricate array of responsibilities within the clerk’s office mandates periodic reporting of key statistics, reports, and pertinent information to various governmental agencies. This includes supplying vital statistics to the Department of Human Services and financial data to the state auditor and state treasurer.

Authorized Appointments

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With the authority to appoint deputy clerks, subject to court and/or county commission review, the Circuit Clerk extends the reach of their role. These deputy clerks pledge the same oath as the clerk and undertake official acts and duties in the name of the circuit clerk.

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In observance of Veterans Day, the office will be closed Friday November 10th.
Normally business hours will resume Monday the 13th.

Have a safe weekend everyone!
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In observance of Veterans Day, the office will be closed Friday November 10th.
Normally business hours will resume Monday the 13th. 

Have a safe weekend everyone!

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It is with great pleasure the Putnam County Deputy Sheriff’s Association announces they will be holding a fall festival! Each dollar raised will go towards providing Christmas presents, purchased by the association, for underprivileged children in the Putnam County area. Please join us for some family fun supporting a wonderful cause.

For more information contact:
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Sheriff Eggleton and the Putnam County Sheriff’s office is happy to offer a monitored safe child transfer exchange area on the northside of the sheriff’s office. ... See MoreSee Less

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May we all never forget.

It’s almost that time of year, BACK TO SCHOOL!

Please follow each schools drop off and pick up routes and locations. This will help keep traffic flowing on the main road, Winfield Road. If you do not know these procedures and routes. Please ask at open house or call the school if you are unsure! Know before you go!

Follow the speed limit in each school zone and on all roads on school grounds at each school.

DO NOT use any other location to drop off and or pick up your student to avoid the drop off or pick up at the school. Do not pick your student up across the street from the school at any location. This is for your students safety. You will be asked to move and go to the correct location to drop off or pick up your student. Business parking lots are not drop off or pick up locations.

BE PATIENT during these times, do not drive into the wrong lane to get in/out quicker of each school. Do not drive in the turning lane on Winfield Road to get further ahead in traffic. Do not go through business parking lots to shortcut traffic. Be very mindful of crosswalks.

Lastly, teach your student if they see something, say something. Student safety is our goal!
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