Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, excluding Federal and State Holidays.
The Clerk of the District Court's Office is located on the top floor of the Courthouse at the top of the main stairway.
The Clerk of the District Court is elected to a four year term by the voters of Sheridan County and may run for additional terms. As an elected official the County Clerk answers directly to the citizens of the county.
Duties include filing of new cases and receiving, filing and maintaining all pleadings in District Court matters. There are two categories of cases, civil and criminal. Civil matters include domestic issues such as dissolutions, divorces, child support, paternity, custody; protection orders, litigation for negligence, property disputes, contract disputes, name change, foreclosures transcribed judgments from other courts; appeals from County Court, Small Claims Court and various Administrative Agencies.
The Clerk of the District Court also serves as Jury Commissioner in Sheridan County. A list of eligible citizens is obtained from driver's license and voter registration records. Separate groups are summoned for District Court and for County Court.
Check in this office for naturalization/citizenship records for family genealogy.
The Clerk of the District Court is a passport application agent for the U.S. Department of State. The agent executes the paperwork and sends it to the proper passport agency. Appointments are not required but a phone call is suggested if it will be over the lunch hour. Required information: