As a part of the diocesan curia, the Chancellor's principle function is to gather, arrange and safeguard documents and records of the curia. (c. 482, 1).  By definition, the Chancellor is also an ecclesiastical notary and secretary of the curia. (c. 482, 3)  In addition to the canonical responsibilities, currently the Chancellor in the Diocese of Dodge City serves as canonical advisor to the bishop and is appointed Delegate of the Ordinary in order to grant matrimonial dispensations and permissions.