The Clerk of the Superior Court's office is located on the top floor of the Graham County Courthouse. The Clerk functions under the direction of the Presiding Judge, R. Douglas Holt.
The office has a variety of duties that range from issuing jury summons to marriage licenses. In general, the Clerk's office is the record keeper for the court and assists the public's access to the Superior Court judicial system.
The Superior Court is a court of record. Therefore, all documents that are filed in the court are docketed so that records can be tracked. Some of the files are confidential but the majority are public records.
The Clerk's Office is also responsible for processing all monies collected by the Superior Court. This includes filing fees, miscellaneous service fees, bail bonds, appearance bonds, and court ordered adult and juvenile assessments. Individual balances for all court ordered assessments are maintained.
A clerk is required to be present at all hearings. It is the clerk's duty to keep an accurate record of the proceedings, swear in witnesses, and store all exhibits presented during court hearings and trials.
The Clerk of the Superior Court in Graham County is also the Jury Commissioner responsible for maintaining an active jury list for use by the Superior Court and all limited jurisdiction courts in the county.
The collection and disbursement of child support payments is the responsibility of the Arizona Department of Economic Security. The Clerk of the Superior Court is responsible for processing and issuing wage assignments, maintaining current information regarding child support orders and address changes, and assisting the public in researching inquiries and/or problems with child support processing.
In addition to being filing clerks for the Superior Court the other duties the Clerk performs include: processing applications for passports, notary bonds, process servers and bail bondsmen; issuing and recording marriage licenses; registering county birth and death certificates; and assisting the public with court access and record research.