SB 27 Removes county clerk accountability

Signed into Law

SB 27 eliminates county fiscal accountability and increases fee for performing marriage by a county official by over 300%.

The bill removes the mandate for county commissioners to carefully review twice a year the financial records of the county offices of the county clerk, clerk of the county court, treasurer and sheriff of the county. Under this change, there is no mandated review of these county office financial records.

Raises fee for the county clerk to perform a marriage ceremony by $80 (over 300%) from $25 to $105. Marriage ceremony fee under ORS 106.120 for court official is $100 so to request more is not justified. Law already allows a county clerk to charge a personal payment not to exceed $100 plus actual costs if the ceremony is performed outside the office and outside business hours.

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