The Clerks Office Functions

The County Clerk, along with the Tax Collector, is among the oldest public servants in local government. The profession can be traced prior to Biblical times. The early keepers of archives were often called "remembrances," and before writing was used, their memory served as the public record. Over the years, Clerks have become the hub of government - the direct link between citizens and public officials - and serve as historians of their governments.

The Clerk's Office function is to efficiently, professionally, and accurately record and maintain the official minutes of all activities and actions of the DeKalb County Commission and its Standing Committee meetings; Manage the process of County approved contracts by the Commission and the Chief Executive Officer, and other records of transactions of the Board of Commissioners and Chief Executive Officer; Assist with research requests and assist the Board of Commissioners in its legislative functions, including recodification of the DeKalb County Code of Laws.

The DeKalb County Clerk's office has several major functions which are listed below. If you have any questions or comments regarding the following County Functions, please feel free to visit our office, call us or email us at

DeKalb County Clerk's Office Functions:

  • Appointments 
  • Campaign Contribution
  • Certificate of Needs
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Process Contracts Approved by the CEO
  • Contracts Approved by the CEO & Quarterly Report
  • Contracts Approved by the Commission
  • Executive Orders
  • Financial Donations less than $1,000
  • Financial Disclosures
  • Minutes: Executive Session, Regular Board Meetings, Special Called, Zoning and Committee of the Whole
  • Open Meeting Affidavit
  • Ordinances of Code
  • Process Board of Ethics Requests for Advisory Opinions & Complaints
  • Ordinances of Zoning
  • Planning Department Conditions & Handouts
  • Proclamations
  • Resolutions
  • Summaries
  • Supplements
  • Vetoes