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License Clerk Job Description

Summary

Responsible for issuing licenses and permits to applicants. Obtains appropriate information and verifies it for accuracy. Determines if applicant is qualified to be licensed.

Primary responsibilities

  • Obtain information from applicants to ascertain if they are qualified to be licensed.
  • Issue licenses and permits, including driver, automobile, marriage, or other licenses.
  • Ask for pertinent information, including name, address, and age.
  • Ensure applicant fills out all forms appropriately.
  • Time and date stamp forms.
  • Create fee schedule and handle collection of fees.
  • Conduct oral, visual, written, or performance test.
  • Hand out materials for clients to study prior to test.
  • Instruct applicants on how to obtain missing information.
  • Maintain database of license suspensions.
  • Deliver by mail drivers' licenses to out-of-county or out-of-state applicants.
  • Send out reminders to update licenses.
  • Oversee driver education programs.
  • Handle correspondence from insurance companies regarding the licensure of agents, brokers and adjusters.
  • Answer questions regarding licensing policies and procedures.
  • Take photos of applicants for licenses.
  • Operate photographic equipment.
  • Perform data entry.
  • Keep counters replenished with supplies, including pens, stamps, and forms.
  • Ensure forms are up to date.
  • Code information on license applications for entry into computers.

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