The purpose of the Florence County Clerk's Office is to provide service to the public including, but not limited to, conducting all Federal, State, and County elections in coordination with the municipalities and school districts to insure that the State Statutes governing elections are carried through; issuing and distribution of various licenses; assure completion of necessary clerical functions for the County Board of Supervisors.
The County Clerk’s office consists of several areas of responsibility. Included in those responsibilities are coordination of all Federal, State and County elections, publication of notices associated with election, preparing canvass report after elections results have been certified by the Board of Canvassers and filing the canvass report with the State Elections Board. The County Clerk is also responsible for marriage applications and preparation of marriage documents. The County Clerk's office also issues Notice to Cut Timber permits. An additional responsibility is sale of plat books. Dog license are received from the State by the Clerk’s office and distributed to the municipal treasurers, along with forms for same.
The County Clerk also serves the County Board of Supervisors by taking minutes, insuring payment of County obligations, assuring compliance of Open Meeting Laws and maintaining files of records for the County Board and the citizens of the county. Another important aspect of the County Clerk position is to field complaints and concerns from constituents regarding various County programs and Ordinances. Other ancillary services may be provided by the County Clerk as required by law.