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    Mission Statement

Kara Clark Summers

Phone: (573) 243-3547
Fax: (573) 204-2418

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

County Clerks Office
#1 Barton Sq., Suite 301
Jackson, MO 63755
      The County Clerk's Office emphasizes serving the citizens of Cape Girardeau County in a timely, effective and ethical manner. We stress good working relationships with the public, co-workers and other government offices and entities.

The County Clerk's Office performs a multitude of functions for our citizens:
  • Administers all Elections in Cape Girardeau County
  • Voter Registration in Cape Girardeau County
  • Absentee Voting
  • Filing of Candidates for County Offices and some Political Subdivisions 
  • Personnel, Payroll and Benefits for County Employees  
  • Clerk to the County Commission
  • All insurance programs for the County
  • County Tax Books
  • Issue County Liquor Licenses
  • Railroad and Utility Tax Books
  • Secretary to the Board of Equalization
  • Maintain Records
  • Administer Oath for Notary Commissions approved by the Secretary of State  
  • Preparation of County Financial Statement
  • Works with Political Subdivisions for finalization of tax levy certification 

The staff of the County Clerk is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standard while providing efficient, and helpful service. 


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