performs a myriad of detailed tasks in support of the Superior Court’s constitutional function. It maintains the official records for the entire Superior Court and is the official recorder of documents for filings and appeals. The Office is also responsible for processing traffic clearances, traffic histories, criminal clearances, bench warrants, as well as the copying and distribution of related court documents.
The Office of the Clerk of Court is the largest division of the Superior Court with three offices located on Saipan, Rota and Tinian. All civil, criminal, family, small claims cases and agency appeals are initiated, and processed by the Office of the Clerk of Court. It is tasked with maintaining case registers and performs certification standards of all documents lodged or filed. The Office provides the personnel to oversee courtroom management and practices in the Commonwealth’s seven courtrooms.