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Court, Municipal, and License Clerks - 43-4031.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Perform clerical duties for courts of law, municipalities, or governmental licensing agencies and bureaus. May prepare docket of cases to be called; secure information for judges and court; prepare draft agendas or bylaws for town or city council; answer official correspondence; keep fiscal records and accounts; issue licenses or permits; and record data, administer tests, or collect fees.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • City Clerk
  • City Recorder
  • Court Clerk
  • License Clerk
  • License Specialist
  • Motor Vehicle Field Representative (MVFR)
  • Motor Vehicle Licensing Clerk
  • Municipal Clerk
  • Permits Specialist
  • Town Clerk

SOC Occupation Groups

43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations
43-4000 Information and Record Clerks
43-4030 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
43-4031.00 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks

Related Occupations


  • Answer inquiries from the general public regarding judicial procedures, court appearances, trial dates, adjournments, outstanding warrants, summonses, subpoenas, witness fees, or payment of fines.
  • Answer questions or provide advice to the public regarding licensing policies, procedures, or regulations.
  • Code information on license applications for entry into computers.
  • Coordinate or maintain office tracking systems for correspondence or follow-up actions.
  • Evaluate information on applications to verify completeness and accuracy and to determine whether applicants are qualified to obtain desired licenses.
  • Examine legal documents submitted to courts for adherence to laws or court procedures.
  • Instruct parties about timing of court appearances.
  • Issue public notification of all official activities or meetings.
  • Issue various permits and licenses, such as marriage, fishing, hunting, and dog licenses, and collect appropriate fees.
  • Participate in the administration of municipal elections, such as preparation or distribution of ballots, appointment or training of election officers, or tabulation or certification of results.
  • Perform administrative tasks, such as answering telephone calls, filing court documents, or maintaining office supplies or equipment.
  • Perform budgeting duties, such as assisting in budget preparation, expenditure review, or budget administration.
  • Perform contract administration duties, assisting with bid openings or the awarding of contracts.
  • Perform general office duties, such as taking or transcribing dictation, typing or proofreading correspondence, distributing or filing official forms, or scheduling appointments.
  • Perform record checks on past or current licensees, as required by investigations.
  • Plan or direct the maintenance, filing, safekeeping, or computerization of all municipal documents.
  • Prepare and issue orders of the court, such as probation orders, release documentation, sentencing information, or summonses.
  • Prepare dockets or calendars of cases to be called.
  • Prepare documents recording the outcomes of court proceedings.
  • Prepare meeting agendas or packets of related information.
  • Prepare ordinances, resolutions, or proclamations so that they can be executed, recorded, archived, or distributed.
  • Question applicants to obtain required information, such as name, address, or age, and record data on prescribed forms.
  • Record and edit the minutes of meetings and distribute to appropriate officials or staff members.
  • Record and maintain all vital and fiscal records and accounts.
  • Record case dispositions, court orders, or arrangements made for payment of court fees.
  • Research information in the municipal archives upon request of public officials or private citizens.
  • Respond to requests for information from the public, other municipalities, state officials, or state and federal legislative offices.
  • Search files and contact witnesses, attorneys, or litigants to obtain information for the court.
  • Train other workers or coordinate their work, as necessary.
  • Verify the authenticity of documents, such as foreign identification or immigration documents.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze financial information.
  • Answer telephones to direct calls or provide information.
  • Code data or other information.
  • Collect deposits, payments or fees.
  • Communicate with government agencies.
  • Coordinate legal schedules or activities.
  • Coordinate operational activities.
  • Distribute materials to employees or customers.
  • Examine documents to verify adherence to requirements.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
  • Interview employees, customers, or others to collect information.
  • Issue certificates or licenses.
  • Issue documentation or identification to customers or employees.
  • Maintain financial or account records.
  • Maintain office equipment in proper operating condition.
  • Manage clerical or administrative activities.
  • Perform administrative or clerical tasks.
  • Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
  • Prepare informational or reference materials.
  • Prepare legal documents.
  • Proofread documents, records, or other files to ensure accuracy.
  • Provide information to the general public.
  • Record information about legal matters.
  • Record information from meetings or other formal proceedings.
  • Schedule appointments.
  • Search files, databases or reference materials to obtain needed information.
  • Train personnel.
  • Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Court Clerk
  • Dog Licenser
  • License Clerk
  • Supervisor, Dog License Officer
  • Town Clerk