County Clerk

The County Clerk is the official keeper of public records for Jefferson County. This includes maintaining official records for all real property transactions in Jefferson County as well as commissioners' meeting records, ordinances, resolutions and other miscellaneous commission documents.  

The County Clerk is the chief elections official for Jefferson County. She plans, coordinates and conducts elections in Jefferson County. She will ensure elections are conducted openly, fairly and according to the Oregon State Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules as they pertain to elections. 

The County Clerk is the Board Clerk for the Board of Property Tax Appeals.  She plans, coordinates and records Board of Property Tax Appeal hearings.  She is responsible for maintaining the official board record in accordance with the Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules.

Katherine Zemke is the current Jefferson County Clerk.  Katherine was initially elected as Jefferson County Clerk in the November, 2018 General Election.  Katherine’s current term expires December 31, 2026


66 SE D Street
Suite C
Madras, OR 97741
United States

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