County Clerk

The County Clerk's office

Wendy Dunlap
County Clerk
Republican
Political Party
Woodward, OK
Hometown
Jan 1, 2018
In office since
Wendy Dunlap
Wendy Dunlap
County Clerk
Sara Cramer
1st Deputy - Payroll Clerk
Sara Cramer
Sara Cramer
1st Deputy - Payroll Clerk
Frances Fowler
Purchasing Agent
Frances Fowler
Frances Fowler
Purchasing Agent
Jonna Schmidt
Insurance/Retirement Coordinator
Jonna Schmidt
Jonna Schmidt
Insurance/Retirement Coordinator
Geary Sellers
Land Records
Geary Sellers
Geary Sellers
Land Records
Christy Pierce
Land Records (part-time)
Christy Pierce
Christy Pierce
Land Records (part-time)

Duties & Responsibilities

The county clerk is the principal record keeper for the county and preserves all legal instruments filed by private citizens and public officials within the County Clerk's office.

The County Clerk maintains an accurate and current record of legal instruments including:

  • Deeds
  • Gas and mineral leases
  • Liens
  • Military discharge papers
  • Mortgages
  • Numerous miscellaneous documents
  • Oil
  • Plat maps
  • Secretarial
Secretarial

The County Clerk also serves as the secretary to several boards, including the Board of County Commissioners, the County Excise - Equalization Board, and the Board of Tax Roll corrections. The County Clerk prepares and posts the agenda for these meetings, records all of the proceedings, and files ail pertinent documents.

Financials

The County Clerk assists the county in its financial affairs in a variety of duties. The County clerk reviews all claims for payment for goods and services and prepares the proper warrants, including the county payroll. The County Clerk is also responsible for recording all appropriations and expenditures for each county office and department. When preparing the annual budget, the County Clerk processes the estimate of needs for the county and other governmental entities. The Office of the State Auditor and Inspector prescribes all the forms used by the County Clerk.

In most counties, the County clerk, or a designated deputy, serves as the Purchasing Agent for the county. The Purchasing Agent handles the paperwork for purchases, rentals, lease-purchase agreements and advertises for sealed bids for the Board of County Commissioners to make sure that public tax dollars are being spent appropriately. In performing these various duties and functions, the County Clerk ensures that all the transactions of the county comply with state law and serve the public interest.


Some content may be extracted from OSU Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet AGEC-802 and/or the County Training Program website. More complete information is available from these sources.