County Clerk's Office

The County Clerk has moved to its temporary location until September 2021 while the Dickinson County Courthouse is being renovated. That temporary address is Civic Center, 201 NW 2nd, Abilene.  

Overview & Services

The County Clerk's Office takes daily phone calls assisting people as well as those who walk in requesting information. The office also handles the following:
  • Act as secretary to the Board of County Commissioners by attending the sessions of the Board, either in person or by deputy
    • Keep the seal, record the papers of the Board
    • Sign the records of proceedings and attest the same with the seal of the county
  • Assist township, cemetery, watershed, fire districts with budget preparations
  • Assist with genealogy research
  • Handle all county elections
  • Handle all voter registrations
  • Handle house moving permits
  • Maintain budgets for all county taxing entities
  • Maintain records for many items
  • Manage accounts payable
  • Manage open records request
  • Prepare the tax roll for the county and furnish an abstract of taxes to be collected to the County Treasurer
  • Boat registration - New and renewals
  • Sell cereal malt beverage licenses
  • Sell fish and game licenses
  • Serve as Election Officer for Dickinson County
The County Clerk's Office checks all budgets for legal limits and sets levies for:
  • County Budget
  • 9 Cities
  • 24 Townships
  • 7 Fire Districts
  • 30 Cemetery Districts
  • 1 Hospital District
  • 2 Watershed Districts
  • 5 Schools
  • Red Bud Lake
Submit an Open Records Request

County Commission

For agendas and minutes go to the Commission page.