Lookup Public Records in Ray CountyMissouri. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Ray County, Missouri Overview

Ray County is located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The county was formed in 1820 and named after John Ray, Missouri State Representative. The county seat is Richmond. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 23,039 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 574 square miles of which 569 square miles is land and 5.4 square miles is water. Ray County borders the following counties: Caldwell County to the north; Carroll County to the east; Lafayette County to the south; Jackson County to the southwest; Clay County to the west and Clinton County to the northwest. Ray County has 12 zip codes. The zip codes are 64624, 64017, 64637, 64024, 64035, 64036, 64062, 64668, 64077, 64671, 64084 and 64085. The most populated zip code is 64085.

Ray County Recorder of Deeds Office Information

The Recorder’s office is primarily responsible for recording, maintaining and preserving records pertaining to real estate transactions. Records in this office provide data about real estate transactions in a historical perspective. The Recorder of Deeds also issues marriage licenses. The Recorder of Deeds is responsible for recording the following documents in request and compliance with statutes:

  • Real estate deeds
  • Subdivision plats
  • Surveys
  • Power of attorney
  • Tax liens
  • Universal commercial code documents (real estate only)
  • Military discharges
  • Marriage licenses

    The physical address of the Ray County Recorder of Deeds Office is:

    100 W. Main Street, Suite 25
    Richmond, MO 64085
    Email: raycorecorder@hotmail.com
    Phone: (816) 776-4500
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Shirley O’Dell is the Recorder of Deeds of Ray County. She can be contacted at (816) 776-4500 or emailed at raycorecorder@hotmail.com

    Ray County Recorder of Deeds Office Staffs:

    Rhonda Cooper, Deputy Recorder
    Diane Beltz, Deputy

    Ray, MO Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200925,826
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20094,575
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200952
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200977
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009190
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009211
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009423
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,853
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009206
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009508
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009112
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20095,829
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200941
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20093,893
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009602
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009106
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009361
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20098
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009410
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009655
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200922
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20092
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009307
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200963
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20097
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009150
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20094
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20093,972
    Ray County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Ray County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
    State Law:Marriage – Title 93, Ch. 1
    All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
    Office:Ray County Marriage License
    Location:100 West Main Street, Richmond, Missouri, 64085
    Phone:816-776-4500

    Ray County Clerk’s Office

    Address: 100 W Main St, Richmond, MO 64085, United States
    Phone: 816-776-3377

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