A Critical County Position.
The Teton County Clerk is a complex and critical position responsible for a wide range of record keeping, information and financial management.
What does the county clerk do?
The County Clerk's office is responsible for land records, elections and voter registration, marriages, accounting, liquor licenses, recording, budgeting, accounts payable, human resources, payroll, indigent services and passports. The County Clerk is also clerk to the Board of County Commissioners and Clerk of the District Court.
Why is it an important role?
Let's put it this way: without the county clerk, county employees don’t get paid. Elections don’t happen. Nobody gets (legally) married. No land is bought or sold. County budgets are not available for review and approval.
What happens without an effective county clerk?
Without an effective county clerk, county employees might not be paid on time, elections could be compromised, marriage licenses held up, and land transactions not legally binding. Inefficiencies like these incur costs that are the responsibility of the county, and thus are increased costs to Teton County taxpayers.