Court, Municipal, and License Clerks


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+1.9% (little or no change)


What Court, Municipal, and License Clerks Do

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.

Other Job Titles Court, Municipal, and License Clerks May Have

City Clerk, Court Clerk, License Clerk, Town Clerk

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Law Clerk ,

Law Offices of Zaida McGhee

I work on different projects for roughly eight hours a day with an hour lunch break. Usually I work on any project that the client or boss needs help with. After passing the bar, I will be able to go to court and take cases.

US District Court Generalist Clerk ,

US District Court

On a typical day, she gets to work and deals with things considered customer service, data entry, case processing, and case management

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Evaluate information on applications to verify completeness and accuracy and to determine whether applicants are qualified to obtain desired licenses.
  • Perform administrative tasks, such as answering telephone calls, filing court documents, or maintaining office supplies or equipment.
  • Verify the authenticity of documents, such as foreign identification or immigration documents.
  • Record and edit the minutes of meetings and distribute to appropriate officials or staff members.
  • Question applicants to obtain required information, such as name, address, or age, and record data on prescribed forms.

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