|Welcome to the Talbot County Courthouse and the Office of Clerk of the Circuit Court.
Rich in the tradition and history of Maryland, the Office of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court is one of the oldest public institutions in the State.
The Clerk of the Court is a locally elected State official with the responsibilities
established and regulated by the laws of Maryland and the Rules of the Court of Appeals
of Maryland. Since 1658, the office of Clerk of Court has provided the citizens
of Maryland with a variety of essential services. The revenue collected
by the clerks for these services is distributed to city, county, and state
the Clerk’s office files, processes and maintains civil, criminal and
juvenile actions. The Clerk’s office records land deeds, mortgages, plats,
conveyances and other precious documents. The Clerk administers oaths
to County officials, Judges and Governor appointees, issues business and
marriage licenses and performs civil wedding ceremonies. The Clerk also
commissions Notaries Public.
As you can see, the Office of Clerk
of the Circuit Court is a busy place. I’m very proud of the work we do,
and hope the above facts acquaint you with the many services provided
by the Clerk here in Talbot County.
Please browse through our links for
more information. If my office can be of any service, please do not hesitate
to contact us and ask for our assistance.
Ann Shortall, Clerk