The County Clerk-Recorder is elected to office every four years, and is responsible for three distinct divisions: County Clerk, County Recorder, and Elections.
County Clerk division is charged with issuing public and confidential marriage licenses, performing civil marriage ceremonies, filing fictitious business name statements, and other miscellaneous ministerial duties.
County Recorder is charged with recording, indexing and permanently archiving all records of land transactions in Madera County. Records of all births, deaths and marriage events are on record with the Recorder division.
The Elections division of the department maintains records on the registered voters in the county, and conducts local, state and federal elections in the county.