The Platte County Attorney's Office:
Prosecutes on behalf of the people of the State of Wyoming in all criminal and juvenile matters;
Represents the Platte County Commissioner's in all civil matters;
Represents each Platte County elected official in the official capacity;
Provides legal opinions to the elected officials, boards and entities involved in Platte County Governement;
Represents the State of Wyoming's interest in all involuntary hospitalization proceedings;
Provide legal duties as prescribed by law.
The County Clerk ensures that all documents presented for recording are recorded as required by Wyoming State Statutes and maintains all index books, record books, plats, maps and all other items of permanent public record in the best condition possible.
The County Clerk also handles payroll, accounts payable, and human resources.
The Clerk of District Court is responsible for maintaining and preserving the records of the Platte County District Court. Our goal is to provide prompt, courteous and accurate service.
The Clerk of District Court has a variety of duties including receiving, accounting for and paying over all money that comes into the possession of the District Court. The Clerk of District Court maintains the records in all felony criminal cases, including receipting and distributing restitution, fines and fees.
In addition to civil matters over $50,000, the Clerk of District Court is responsible for the records in all domestic relations, juvenile, probate and adoption cases.
The Clerk of District Court has additional duties of receiving and distributing child support as ordered by the Court and accepting passport applications.
The Clerk of District Court is responsible for overseeing all jury trials held in the District Court.
The Clerk of District Court's duties also include the administration of appeals. In the appeal process, the District Court can serve as either the trial court or appellate court. The Clerk of District Court must comply with the rules of appellate procedure by either submitting the record on appeal to the higher court or receiving the record on appeal from an agency or lower court.
The Clerk of District Court is often asked to help or advise persons how to proceed in a pending case. The role of the Clerk of District Court as the record-keeper of the court is clearly defined by law, our role is not to act as a legal advisor or to provide legal guidance to parties in matters before the court.
The Board of Platte County Commissioners is a three person board that holds public meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Special meetings and public hearings are scheduled as issues arise. If anyone is interested in getting on the next meeting's agenda, please contact the County Clerk, Malcolm Ervin at 307-322-1309 to be scheduled.
The Engineers office makes recommendations to the County Commission relative to the design and review of infrastructure projects including: road, bridge, pathway, miscellaneous building projects and floodplain management. The County Engineer coordinates work conducted in the County owned right of way, and works in cooperation with the Planning & Zoning office, Road and Bridge, and facility operators.
The Planning & Zoning Department in Platte County is a shared office with the Town of Wheatland. The Planning Department oversees development and use on private lands and private uses on public lands in the unincorporated areas of the county, primarily through zoning and subdivision regulations. The Planning Department promotes land usage in a safe, effective manner, minimizing conflicting land uses in an economically viable fashion. The Planning Department is responsible for reviewing project plans and issuing appropriate permits and zoning certificates throughout the County.
Emergency management involves participants at all governmental levels and in the private sector. Activities are geared according to phases before, during, and after emergency events. The effectiveness of emergency management rests on a network of relationships among partners in the system.
The Platte County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to the protection of the people of Platte County and the professional enforcement of local, state, and federal laws. In accomplishing our mission the men and women of the Sheriff's Office, who are themselves members of the community, will provide prompt and efficient response to those they serve. The Platte County Sheriff's Office values public trust and the confidence of our citizens. The Sheriff is the Chief Executive and Administrator of the Sheriff's Office. He oversees the Patrol Division, the Detention Division and the Communication Division. The Platte County Sheriff serves as an elected official, with a four year term.