Commissioners are elected from their district and make up both the executive and legislative branches of county government, and are thus responsible for making and enacting the laws and local ordinances. This includes managing the budget, directing spending, hiring government employees, and sometimes managing jails, parks, and sanitation.
The Clerk's Office manages court administration, which involves maintaining records, processing tickets, and providing forms and assistance. The Clerk also handles elections and licensing.
The Treasurer receives, accounts for, and manages all money belonging to the county; issues all payments and distributions; and keeps track of all receipts and expenditures.
The Coroner takes charge of a person after death if the circumstances are unknown or suspicious or if there is no physician present. The Coroner can authorize an autopsy, or open an investigation if needed, and must write a report and certify the death certificate.