New York County Law
Additional General Duties of County Clerks
The county clerk of each of the counties within the city of New York shall be clerk of the supreme court within his respective county, and shall have power to select, draw, summon and empanel grand and petit jurors in the manner and under the conditions now or hereafter prescribed by law, and shall have such other powers and duties as shall be prescribed from time to time by law. The powers conferred and the duties imposed upon county clerks by section six hundred sixty-one of this chapter shall be exercised and performed by the county clerk of the appropriate county and the county clerk shall, in the exercise and performance thereof, be subject to the same liabilities and responsibilities, as are prescribed in said section. Nothing herein contained shall prohibit the county clerk of Kings county from performing any duty not in conflict with the aforesaid duties which has been or may be imposed by federal law, or from receiving or retaining fees or other compensation provided by such law for the performance of such duty.