The Clerk of the District Court serves as ex officio Auditor and Recorder
and as ex officio Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners (§31-2001, I.C.).
As ex officio Auditor, this individual is responsible to draw warrants
(§31-2301, I.C.), examine and settle debts to the county (§31-2303, I.C.),
keep accounts current with the Treasurer (§§31-2304 & 2306, I.C.), issue an
annual financial statement of the county (§31-2307, I.C.), and perform such
other duties as prescribed by law (§31-2309, I.C.).
As ex officio Recorder, the Clerk is responsible (§31-2402, I.C.) to record:
Deeds, grants, transfers and mortgages or real estate, releases of
mortgages, powers of attorney to convey real estate and leases which have
been acknowledged or proved, and transcripts of judgments or decrees which
affect the title or possession of real property, including water rights, any
part of which is situate in the county of which the person is the recorder.
Certificates of marriage and marriage contracts
Wills admitted to probate
Notices of mechanics' liens
Transcripts of judgments which by law are made liens upon real estate
Notices of attachments upon real estate
Notices of the pendency of an action affecting real estate, the title
thereto or possession thereof
Instruments describing or relating to the separate property of married
Notices of preemption claims
Certified copies of any petition, with the schedules omitted, filed in,
and certified copies of any order or decree made or entered in, any
proceeding under the National Bankruptcy Act
Financing statements under the Uniform Commercial Code which cover
timber to be cut, minerals or the like (including oil and gas), and accounts
subject to Subsection (5) of §28-9-103, I.C.
Notice of order of a general adjudication in conformance with section
Such other writings are required or permitted by law to be recorded
Other writings required or permitted by law would include: various indexes
(§§31-2404 & 31-2405, I.C.), certificates of sale (§31-2406, I.C.), and
various other records.