The Clerk of Court is responsible for various administrative and ministerial duties in conjunction with the court he or she serves. The Clerk of Court is responsible for receiving, filing, maintaining, and safeguarding court records. S/he manages the administrative activities of the Clerk's office and oversees the performance of the statutory duties of the office.


Ministerial describes an act or a function that conforms to an instruction or a prescribed procedure. It connotes obedience. A ministerial act or duty is a function performed without the use of judgment by the person performing the act or duty.

Ordinary ministerial duties regarding the entry of default judgments in civil law and small claims cases. ... In small claims actions for money judgment, the Polk County Clerk of Court shall enter judgments by default without order of the court when ... The Clerk shall perform such other ministerial functions as required by ...

Example Order

Administrative and Ministerial Duties

Example Administrative Order

Stipulated Consent Judgment

Status of Default Judgment Entered

How to File Foreign Judgments

Foreign Judgment Packet

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