Shelby County Alabama
I have enjoyed serving the citizens of Shelby County for the past 42 years
(26 years as an employee and 16 years as Circuit Clerk). It is a challenging job, but one I find to
be rewarding. I am confident you will find the employees of my office to be friendly and helpful
as well as knowledgeable of their duties. Our goal with this website is to provide you with helpful
online information about our office and the services we provide. I welcome your comments and
Native and lifelong resident of Alabaster, Alabama. Married 41
years to Phil Harris, a fire inspector with the Alabaster Fire Department. Two children, Cindy Gibbs who lives in Montevallo,
Alabama and Tommy. Three grandchildren: Marshall, Tucker and Aubrey.
Began working in Circuit Clerk's office in Shelby County on October 1, 1972. Worked
in all areas of Clerk's office for 26 years. Appointed as Chief Magistrate of Shelby County in
1985 and Deputy Clerk in April 1995. Appointed by Judge D. Al Crowson to position of Circuit Clerk
beginning January 19, 1999 and was elected without opposition in 2000. Ran with opposition in 2006
and won with 82% of the vote.
Duties of the Circuit Clerk
- To sign and issue all summons, subpoenas, writs, and other processes.
- To maintain all court records.
- To monitor compliance with court orders.
- To assist in the planning and scheduling of court dockets.
- To act as magistrate for issuance of all felony and misdemeanor Warrants.
- To receive and distribute all money coming into the courts.
- To manage the jury.
- To take sworn statements.
- To act as one of the election officials.
- To act as absentee election manager.
- To issue passports.