Hamilton County Clerk and Master Lee Akers says he will retire at the end of his current term, which ends late next year.
Akers said Wednesday he would leave office Sept. 8, 2014.
In April, the sitting chancellors, who appoint the $103,795 a year clerk and master post, will begin accepting applications. Interviews are expected in May.
W. Frank Brown and Jeffery Atherton are the sitting chancellors.