The County clerk serves as the County Election Officer in Atchison County. All voter registrations are handled by the clerk’s office. Candidates for County offices, School Boards, and Township offices file for office here. Persons wishing to run for First and Third class city offices are also required to file in the County Clerk's Office.
The clerk’s office also processes the following items:
- Fish and game licenses
- Watercraft Registration
- Moving permits
- Township cereal malt beverage licenses
The county clerk is the Secretary to the County Commissioners and is in charge of the records for the county. The clerk’s office has old birth and death records for genealogical research.
All budgets for the schools, fire districts, cemetery districts, drainage, watershed, cities and special districts are filed and processed through the Atchison County Clerk’s office.