Duties & Responsibilities

The duties of the County Clerk include:

  • Administer the assessment statutes of Nebraska law.

  • Recording all proceedings of the board and attending all its meetings
  • Attending all meetings of the County Board of Equalization
  • Countersigning all warrants issued by the board which have been signed by the chairman
  • Keeping a record of all the official bonds and a record of the layout, changes and improvements to all roads
  • Report to the Secretary of State the names of all county officials, their signatures, and their seals of office before February 1
  • Appointing a deputy for whose acts the Clerk will be responsible
  • Special duties, as required by law may also be necessary

Military Discharge
In order to record a military discharge, you must obtain a Form DD 214. The County Clerk will be able record this form once brought into the County Clerk’s office.

Tobacco Licenses
Applications for Tobacco Licenses require businesses to have their exact location, proof of identity, and a fee of $10.00 to the County Clerk.

Tobacco License Form

Application for Special Designated Liquor License
One day license for nonprofit type organizations who are tax exempt by the IRS, or a retail licensee who wishes to hold an event off his licensed premises. The License fee is $40 Made payable to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. Each application must have local approval, pay a $25.00 fee and a have signed statement from the County Sheriff. A non-profit organization must also include IRS information.

Application for Bingo License
A Bingo License is applied for and issued through the County Clerk’s office. It expires September 30th of each year. The cost is $10.00.


Travis Hobbs


148 West 4th Street
PO Box 25
Ainsworth, NE 69210

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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