Missouri Public Records

Giving access to public records in the state of Missouri is covered under three statutes. These statutes are what govern the availability of sharing of the government records with the public.

The first statute is the Missouri Public Records Law, which was passed in 1961. This statute specifies what records public agencies should keep. The second statute is the Sunshine Law and the third one is the Arrest Records Law. The second and third laws are covered under Chapter 610 of the Missouri Revised Statutes.

Under the three Laws, “any member of the public” can request access to Missouri public records. People applying for any of these records don’t have to state the purpose for which they need the information. However, you will have to show a “material interest” for you to be able to access records that are exempt. There is no any restriction on how to use the records once you have obtained them.

The records that are covered under the three Laws are all records from all government bodies as well as “quasi-public government bodies”, including the legislative and executive branches. The courts and exempt regarding their administrative records are not covered by the Laws. Records that are exempt include:

  • Personal records
  • Privileged communications
  • Testing materials
  • Medical records
  • Records made exempt by court order or statute
  • Bidding information

Missouri Criminal Records

The responsibility of administering Criminal Records in Missouri lies squarely with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS). The Criminal Justice Information Services Division conducts both fingerprint-based and name-based background checks. Besides, the Missouri Automated Criminal History System (MACHES) is also an online portal specifically for name-based searches. Anyone can use the portal to request name-based criminal records check on any person without having to obtain a signed consent.

Arrest records, jail and inmate records are also available to the public. The information regarding Missouri correctional facilities, inmates in the system, and services for victims is available in the official website of the Missouri Department of Corrections. To locate an offender, you need to navigate the site and find an Official Search page, which will ask you to enter either a First Name and a Last Name or a Doc Id. The search will provide the offender’s location, the earliest possible release, and a list of offenders.

Missouri Court Records

You can find any information on courts and court records in Missouri on the Missouri’s administrator of the courts website. The courts in the state of Missouri have an online search tool known as CaseNet, which allows searches of case records, judgments and dockets. You can search many of the courts in Missouri on this system. However, for full court records, you may still have to make your request through the clerk of the court at the specific courthouse in which the case was decided.

Missouri Vital Records

Missouri Vital Records for things such as birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates are available at the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, Bureau of Vital Records. To make a request for any of these records, you must provide proof that you are named on the certificate or you are a spouse, parent, child, guardian, other relative or legal representative.

  • Birth records: Birth certificates in Missouri are accessible from 1910 to present. You can request for birth certificates by submitting a completed application form to the nearest local health department or by mail to the main office, which is located at 930 Wildwood Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109. You can also make your application online through VitalCheck.com. The certificates are accessible from 1910 to present.
  • Death records: Death records are accessible from 1910 to present and you can obtain one by submitting a completed application in person or by mail to any nearest local health department, or to the head office, which is located at 930 Wildwood Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109.
  • Marriage records: Marriage certificates are accessible from 1948 to present and you can obtain one by submitting a completed application to the Recorder of Deeds or to the head office. You can also obtain these records online through VitalCheck.com.
  • Divorce records: Divorce records are accessible from 1948 to present. You can request these records by submitting a completed application form to the Circuit Court in the particular court in which the final decree was made. You can also send a completed application form to the head office in person or by mail at 930 Wildwood Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109.

We hope this information helps you obtain the records you might be looking for in the state of Missouri.

Missouri State Court System

Understanding how the system of Missouri state court works is very important as it helps you find court records easily.

Missouri Courts Overview

To make your work easier, start searching for court records in Missouri by simply going to courts by county.

The trial court system of Missouri State consists of Administrative Hearing Commission, Municipal Courts, and Circuit Courts.

Circuit Court

Missouri Circuit Courts are actually the primary trial courts in the State of Missouri. They have general jurisdiction to handle all criminal and civil cases. Generally, Circuit Courts are organized into the following divisions:

  1. Associate Circuit whose judges have jurisdiction to handle some types of cases, including infractions and misdemeanor criminal cases.
  2. Family Court division with limited jurisdiction to handle cases such as name changes, child protection, adult abuse prevention, child support, adoption, child custody, juvenile proceedings, legal separation, maintenance, annulment, and divorce.
  3. Juvenile Court that handles certain types of cases, including guardianships, truancy, adoption, juvenile delinquency, children considered to be unruly and beyond parental control, and children in need of treatment and care.
  4. Probate Court with general jurisdiction to handle all probate matters, including most guardianship cases, determination of heirs, the probate of wills, and administration of trusts.
  5. Small Claims Court division for offering simplified procedure for majority of civil claims involving less than $3,000 in dispute, exclusive of costs and interest.
  6. Municipal Court and Traffic Court
  7. Circuit Courts may also have Municipal Court and Traffic Court divisions for handling violations of municipal ordinance. There are some areas with administrative tribunals that are supervised by the Circuit Court and handle cases involving parking and traffic ordinances violations for a municipality.

Municipal Courts

The Mississippi Municipal Courts have exclusive jurisdiction over cases that involve violations of municipal ordinances. They are actually divisions of the Circuit Courts. Municipalities may opt to have an associate judge of Mississippi Circuit Court, or establish their own independent local court with a judge to decide on their ordinance violations.

There are some counties with County Municipal Courts for handling violations of ordinances of their municipalities and violations of county ordinances.

Administrative Hearing Commission

This is an independent, neutral administrative tribunal with jurisdiction to handle more than 100 matters that have been identified by the statute including professional licensing, actions of Highways and Transport Commission, and Sate tax, disciplinary actions against the State employees. The Administrative Hearing Commission hears some cases from the beginning and also hears appeals of decisions of several state agencies. Operating out of a central location, the Administrative Hearing Commission handles cases for the entire state.

Court Notes

The State of Mississippi has set up several specialized court programs that handle some types of cases. Mississippi Circuit Court may have a Truancy Court, Teen Court, Drug Court or Mental Health Court.

Mental Health Court have programs that focus on disability-related needs and mental health of individuals involved in crime. Drug Court programs offer alternative ways handling certain offenses connected to drug use. They may also offer a way for charges and sentences to be dismissed, modified or reduced. Truancy Court focuses on children’s needs through school. These are children who have not been charged with any juvenile delinquency but are chronically absent from the school. Teen Court programs offer better alternative to the state’s juvenile justice system for some misdemeanor cases.

The Official Website of Missouri County

Kansas City Kansas City
St. Louis City of St. Louis, MO: Official Website
Springfield Springfield, MO – Official Website
Independence City of Independence, Missouri
Columbia City of Columbia, Missouri
St. Joseph St. Joseph, MO – Official Website
St. Charles St. Charles, MO – Official Website
St. Peters City of St. Peters, Missouri | My Hometown
Blue Springs City of Blue Springs, MO – Official Website
Florissant Florissant, Missouri The Official Website of Florissant, Missouri
Joplin Joplin, MO – Official Website
Jefferson City Welcome to City of Jefferson, Missouri
Cape Girardeau City of Cape Girardeau
Wildwood Wildwood, MO – Official Website
University City University City, MO – Official Website
Saint Louis County Welcome To The St.Louis County Website | Let’s Get Started!
Jackson County Jackson County, MO | Official Website
Saint Charles County St Charles County, MO – Official Website
Greene County Greene County Features Greene County departments, offices, property information, emergency information and court searches. People, not the buildings they work in, make Greene County government services notable. Our staff and elected office holders strive to meet the challenges of a growing community while protecting the public interest.
Clay County Clay County, Missouri :: Clay County, Missouri
Boone County Boone County, Missouri Government
Jasper County Jasper County, Missouri
Franklin County Franklin County, Missouri Official Website of Franklin County, Missouri
Cass County Cass County, MO – Official Website
Platte County Platte County
Buchanan County Buchanan County, MO – Official Website
Christian County Christian County Missouri
Cole County Cole County, MO | Official Website
Cape Girardeau County Cape Girardeau County
Saint Francois County Saint Francois County
Newton County Newton County, Missouri – Newton County, Missouri
Lincoln County Lincoln County MO
Taney County Taney County, MO Taney County, Missouri government website. The place to find out about all the services the County has to offer!
Phelps County Phelps County
Callaway County Callaway County
Camden County Camden County Missouri | The best place to live, work, and start a business in Missouri.
Butler County Butler County Missouri
Pettis County Pettis County – Homepage for Pettis County Missouri
Howell County Howell County Missouri | A Great Place to Be!
Scott County Scott County Missouri | county information | offices & hours Scott County Missouri website with directory of services, office hours, events, links, maps & more. Get contact information for various offices.
Lawrence County Webster County Missouri
Laclede County Laclede County, Missouri Government
Lafayette County Lafayette County, Missouri
Warren County Warren County Commission – Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law
Stone County Stone County,Mo
Marion County Marion County Missouri
Texas County Texas County Missouri Texas County Missouri, Missouri’s Largest County
Adair County Adair County Government Adair County Government. This page contains information on all of the elected offices of Adair County, Missouri.
Audrain County Audrain County Missouri Audrain County, Missouri is located in central Missouri and is considered to be the Biofuel Capital of Missouri.

Missouri Jail Roster

TypeNameCountyInmate LocatorPhone NumberInmate Search
Federal PrisonSpringfield Medical Center for Federal PrisonersGreene County1900 W. Sunshine Street, Springfield, MO 65807(417) 862-7041Federal Inmate Locator
State PrisonWomen’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional CenterAudrain County1101 East Highway 54, Vandalia, MO 63382(573) 594-6686Inmate Search
State PrisonWestern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional CenterBuchanan County3401 Faraon, St. Joseph, MO 64506(816) 387-2158Inmate Search
State PrisonFulton Reception and Diagnostic CenterCallaway County1393 Highway O, Fulton, MO 65251(573) 592-4040Inmate Search
State PrisonKansas City Reentry CenterClay County651 Mulberry, Kansas City, MO 64101(816) 842-7467Inmate Search
State PrisonCrossroads Correctional CenterClinton County1115 East Pence Road, Cameron, MO 64429(816) 632-2727Inmate Search
State PrisonWestern Missouri Correctional CenterClinton County609 East Pence Road, Cameron, MO 64429(816) 632-1390Inmate Search
State PrisonAlgoa Correctional CenterCole County8501 No More Victims Road, Jefferson City, MO 65101(573) 751-3911Inmate Search
State PrisonJefferson City Correctional CenterCole County8200 No More Victims Road, Jefferson City, MO 65101(573) 751-3224Inmate Search
State PrisonBoonville Correctional CenterCooper County1216 East Morgan Street, Boonville, MO 65233-1300(660) 882-6521Inmate Search
State PrisonMissouri Eastern Correctional CenterFranklin County18701 US Highway 66, Pacific, MO 63069(636) 257-3322Inmate Search
State PrisonChillicothe Correctional CenterLivingston County3151 Litton Road, Chillicothe, MO 64601(660) 646-4032Inmate Search
State PrisonSoutheast Correctional CenterMississippi County300 East Pedro Simmons Drive, Charleston, MO 63834(573) 683-4409Inmate Search
State PrisonTipton Correctional CenterMoniteau County619 North Osage Avenue, Tipton, MO 65081(660) 433-2031Inmate Search
State PrisonMaryville Treatment CenterNodaway County30227 US Highway 136, Maryville, MO 64468(660) 582-6542Inmate Search
State PrisonNortheast Correctional CenterPike County13698 Airport Road, Bowling Green, MO 63334(573) 324-9975Inmate Search
State PrisonMoberly Correctional CenterRandolph County5201 South Morley, Moberly, MO 65270(660) 263-3778Inmate Search
State PrisonEastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional CenterSaint Francois County2727 Highway K, Bonne Terre, MO 63628(573) 358-5516Inmate Search
State PrisonFarmington Correctional CenterSaint Francois County1012 West Columbia Street, Farmington, MO 63640(573) 218-7100Inmate Search
State PrisonSouth Central Correctional CenterTexas County255 West Highway 32, Licking, MO 65542(573) 674-4470Inmate Search
State PrisonPotosi Correctional CenterWashington County11593 State Highway O, Mineral Point, MO 63660(573) 438-6000Inmate Search
State PrisonOzark Correctional CenterWebster County929 Honor Camp Lane, Fordland, MO 65652(417) 767-4491Inmate Search
Adair County Jail RosterAdair County Detention CenterAdair County215 N. Franklin Street, Kirksville, MO 63501(660) 665-4644Jail Roster
Andrew County Jail RosterAndrew County JailAndrew County400 East Market Street, Savannah, MO 64485(816) 324-4114Jail Roster
Barry County Jail RosterBarry County JailBarry County505 East Street, Cassville, MO 65625(417) 847-3461Inmate Roster
Bates County Jail RosterBates County JailBates County6 West Fort Scott Street, Butler, MO 64730(660) 679-6587Inmate Search
Benton County Jail RosterBenton County JailBenton County174 W. Washington Street, Warsaw, MO 65355(660) 438-6135Jail Roster
Bollinger County Jail RosterBollinger County JailBollinger County202 High Street, Marble Hill, MO 63764(573) 238-2633Inmate Search
Boone County Jail RosterBoone County JailBoone County2121 County Drive, Columbia, MO 65202(573) 875-1111Jail Roster
Buchanan County Jail RosterBuchanan County JailBuchanan County501 Faraon Street, St. Joseph, MO 64501(816) 236-8800Inmate Search
Butler County Jail RosterButler County Detention CenterButler County200 Phillip Kearbey Blvd, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901(573) 686-8067Jail Roster
Caldwell County Jail RosterCaldwell County Detention CenterCaldwell County280 W. Main, Kingston, MO 64650(816) 586-5245Jail Roster
Callaway County Jail RosterCallaway County JailCallaway County1201 State Road O, Fulton, MO 65251(573) 642-7291Jail Roster
Camden County Jail RosterCamden County Detention FacilityCamden County1 Court Cir Suite 13, Camdenton, MO 65020(573) 346-2243Jail Roster
Cape Girardeau County Jail RosterCape Girardeau County JailCape Girardeau County216 North Missouri Street, Jackson, MO 63755(573) 243-3551Jail Roster
Carter County Jail RosterCarter County Detention FacilityCarter County15 Sycamore Street, Van Buren, MO 63965(573) 323-4510Jail Roster
Cass County Jail RosterCass County JailCass County2501 West Mechanic Street, Harrisonville, MO 64701(816) 380-5200Inmate Roster
Cedar County Jail RosterCedar County JailCedar County202 South High Street, Stockton, MO 65785(417) 276-5133Jail Roster
Christian County Jail RosterChristian County JailChristian County110 W. Elm Street, Ozark, MO 65721(417) 582-1976Inmate Search
Clay County Jail RosterClay County Detention CenterClay County14 S. Water Street, Liberty, MO 64068(816) 407-3800Inmate Roster
Clinton County Jail RosterClinton County JailClinton County207 North Main Street, Plattsburg, MO 64477(816) 539-2156Jail Roster
Cole County Jail RosterCole County JailCole County350 E High Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101(573) 635-7070Jail Roster
Franklin County Jail RosterFranklin County Adult Detention FacilityFranklin County#1 Bruns Drive, Union, MO 63084(636) 583-2560Jail Roster
Greene County Jail RosterGreene County JailGreene County1000 N Boonville Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802(417) 868-4048Inmate Search
Grundy County Jail RosterGrundy County JailGrundy County610 Main Street, Trenton, MO 64683(815) 942-0336Jail Roster
Harrison County Jail RosterHarrison County JailHarrison County1501 Central Street, Bethany, MO 64424(660) 425-3199Jail Roster
Henry County Jail RosterHenry County JailHenry County200 North Main Street, Clinton, MO 64735(660) 885-7021Inmate Search
Holt County Jail RosterHolt County JailHolt County107 S Main Street, Oregon, MO 64473(660) 446-3300Jail Roster
Howard County Jail RosterHoward County JailHoward County100 N Mulberry Street, Fayette, MO 65248(660) 248-2477Inmate Search
Howell County Jail RosterHowell County JailHowell County1106 Missouri Avenue, West Plains, MO 65775(417) 256-4323Jail Roster
Iron County Jail RosterIron County JailIron County220 South Shepherd Street, Ironton, MO 63650(573) 546-4000Jail Roster
Jackson County Jail RosterJackson County Detention CenterJackson County1300 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64106(816) 881-4200Inmate Search
Jasper County Jail RosterJasper County Detention CenterJasper County405 East 5th Street, Carthage, MO 64836(417) 358-8177Inmate Roster
Johnson County Jail RosterJohnson County JailJohnson County278 SW 871st Road, Centerview, MO 64019(660) 747-6469Inmate Roster
Laclede County Jail RosterLaclede County JailLaclede County240 N Adams Avenue, Lebanon, MO 65536(417) 532-2311Jail Roster
Lafayette County Jail RosterLafayette County New Detention FacilityLafayette County107 S 11th Street, Lexington, MO 64067(660) 259-3622Jail Roster
Lawrence County Jail RosterLawrence County JailLawrence County240 North Main Street, Mt. Vernon, MO 65712(417) 466-2131Inmate Roster
Lewis County Jail RosterLewis County JailLewis County107 South Washington Street, Monticello, MO 63457(573) 767-5287Jail Roster
Lincoln County Jail RosterLincoln County JailLincoln County65 Business Park Drive, Troy, MO 63379(636) 462-6507Jail Roster
Livingston County Jail RosterLivingston County inmates are now housed at the Daviess-Dekalb County Regional JailLivingston County102 N. Meadows Lane, Pattonsburg, MO 64670(660) 367-2200Inmate Roster
Macon County Jail RosterMacon County JailMacon County101 W. Sheridan Street, Macon, MO 63552(660) 385-2062Jail Roster
Marion County Jail RosterMarion County JailMarion County1703 Marion City Road, Palmyra, MO 63461(573) 769-2077Inmate Roster
McDonald County Jail RosterMcDonald County Detention CenterMcDonald County300 East 7th Street, Pineville, MO 64856(417) 223-4319Inmate Search
Miller County Jail RosterMiller County JailMiller County1999 Highway 52, Tuscumbia, MO 65082(573) 369-2341 ext. 720Jail Roster
Mississippi County Jail RosterMississippi County JailMississippi County200 W Commercial Street, Charleston, MO 63834(573) 683-2111Jail Roster
Monroe County Jail RosterMonroe County JailMonroe County300 North Main Street, Paris, Missouri 65275(660) 327-4060Inmate Search
Montgomery County Jail RosterMontgomery County JailMontgomery County211 East 3rd Street, Montgomery City, MO 63361(573) 564-8086Jail Roster
Morgan County Jail RosterMorgan County Adult Detention CenterMorgan County211 East Newton Street #2, Versailles, MO 65084(573) 378-5481Inmate Roster
Newton County Jail RosterNewton County JailNewton County208 W Coler Street, Neosho, MO 64850(417) 451-8311Jail Roster
Nodaway County Jail RosterNodaway County JailNodaway County404 N Vine Street, Maryville, MO 64468(660) 582-7451Inmate Roster
Oregon County Jail RosterOregon County JailOregon County900 South St. Paul Avenue, Pawhuska, OK 74056(918) 287-4295Jail Roster
Ozark County Jail RosterOzark County JailOzark County1818 County Road 806, Gainesville, MO 65655(417) 679-4633Jail Roster
Perry County Jail RosterPerry County JailPerry County710 South Kingshighway Street, Perryville, MO 63775(573) 547-4071Jail Roster
Pettis County Jail RosterPettis County JailPettis County333 S Lamine Avenue, Sedalia, MO 65301(660) 827-0056Jail Roster
Pike County Jail RosterPike County JailPike County1600 Business Highway 54 W, Bowling Green, MO 63334(573) 324-3202Jail Roster
Platte County Jail RosterPlatte County Detention CenterPlatte County415 Third Street, Platte City, Missouri 64079(816) 858-3521Inmate Search
Polk County Jail RosterPolk County JailPolk County113 E. Jefferson, Bolivar, MO 65613(417) 777-9020Jail Roster
Pulaski County Jail RosterPulaski County JailPulaski County301 Historic 66 East Suite 136, Waynesville, MO 65583(573) 774-4793Inmate Roster
Saint Charles County Jail RosterSt. Charles County CorrectionsSaint Charles County301 N 2nd St, St. Charles, MO 63301(636) 949-3003Jail Roster
Saint Clair County Jail RosterSaint Clair County JailSaint Clair County360 Chestnut Street, Osceola, MO 64776(417) 646-7704Jail Roster
Saint Francois County Jail RosterSaint Francois County JailSaint Francois County1550 Doubet Road, Farmington, MO 63640(573) 756-3110Jail Roster
Ste. Genevieve County Jail RosterSte. Genevieve County Detention CenterSte. Genevieve County5 Basler Drive, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670(573) 883-5820Jail Roster
Saline County Jail RosterSaline County JailSaline County1915 W Arrow Street, Marshall, MO 65340(660) 886-5511Jail Roster
Scott County Jail RosterScott County JailScott County131 S. New Madrid Street, Benton, MO 63736(573) 545-3525Inmate Roster
Stone County Jail RosterStone County JailStone County110 South Maple Street, Galena, MO 65656(417) 357-6116Inmate Roster
Taney County Jail RosterTaney County JailTaney County266 Main Street, Forsyth, MO 65653(417) 546-7251Inmate Roster
Vernon County Jail RosterVernon County JailVernon County2040 E. Hunter, Nevada, MO 64772(417) 283-4411Jail Roster
Warren County Jail RosterWarren County JailWarren County104 West Booneslick Road, Warrenton, MO 63383(636) 456-4332Jail Roster
Webster County Jail RosterWebster County JailWebster County101 S Crittenden Street, Marshfield, MO 65706(417) 859-2247Jail Roster
Wright County Jail RosterWright County JailWright County125 Court Square, Hartville, MO 65667(417) 741-7576Jail Roster
Regional JailDaviess/DeKalb Regional JailDaviess County102 North Meadows Lane, Pattonsburg, MO 64670(660) 367-2200Jail Roster
Sheriff’s DeptDouglas County Sheriff’s OfficeDouglas County209 SE 2nd Avenue, Ava, MO 65608(417) 683-1020Inmate Roster
Sheriff’s DeptRalls County Sheriff’s OfficeRalls County209 East 4th Street, New London, MO 63459(573) 985-5611Jail Roster

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