The County Clerk is an elected official serving a four-year term of office. The Clerk has dual statutory responsibilities; acting as an administrative subdivision of state government and performing the same role for the County Court. In that capacity the County Clerk maintains the proceedings of County Court meetings for public record. The Clerk is the filing office for the Juvenile and Probate Courts and maintains those records as well.
The County Clerk is the primary public record keeping agency in the county. This includes recording and maintaining official records of property transactions in Sherman County, Military discharges, marriage licenses, survey filings and other documents. In addition, the Clerk must maintain the microfilm collection providing security and preservation of all records through archives management while providing access to public records.
The County Clerk is the county election official charged with registering voters, maintaining up-to-date voting lists, accepting declarations of candidacy for public office and coordinating the conduct of elections at the county level. Office staff review ballot measures for timeliness and to make sure they are worded accurately as required by law. The clerk provides uniformity in the application, operation and interpretation of election laws and ensures the public is provided with complete and accurate information. The clerk sees to it that elections are conducted in an open, fair and unbiased manner according to state and federal election laws.
Board of Property Tax Appeals functions are coordinated by the County Clerk. The BOPTA Clerk maintains the official board record in accordance with Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules. BOPTA receives appeals from property tax payers on issues of equity concerning property tax assessments, following procedures directed by the Oregon Department of Revenue.
Marriage licenses and declarations of domestic partnership are issued by the County Clerk, who is authorized to solemnize marriages. The Clerk’s Office provides additional services including Notary Public, Passport Acceptance Agent and can assist with research involving property, history and genealogy.
The Sherman County Clerk has made every effort to make sure the information on this page is correct. However, in the event that any information on this page is incorrect, Sherman County assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of incomplete, incorrect or omitted information. If you do find any information that is incorrect, please notify us so that errors can be corrected.
The staff of the Sherman County Clerk’s Office strives to provide professional, effective service to the public.
Sherman County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 365
500 Court Street
Moro, OR 97039
Phone: (541) 565-3606
Fax: (541) 565-3771
Board of Property Tax Appeals Clerk
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