Specific Functions of the County Clerk include:
Administrator of the Court Records and Exhibits: The Clerk receives, processes, and preserves forever all documents presented in a Superior Court Cause of Action.
Quasi-judicial Officer: The Clerk serves a quasi-judicial function. In this function, the Clerk must review court documents for possible errors, perform acts required by law, issue letters testamentary, warrants of arrest, orders of sale, writs of execution, garnishment, attachments, restitution, and set up judgments.
Ex-Officio Clerk of the Court: Under the Constitution of the State of Washington, the Clerk has the title of "Ex-Officio Clerk of the Court." This requires the clerk's presence at court sessions for the purpose of establishing an independent record of each hearing called "minutes" which are available to the public. The Clerk must also be present at every court hearing or trial to receive and keep a record of all exhibits (evidence) entered by the parties.