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

Bates County, Missouri Overview

Bates County is located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The county was formed in 1841 and named after Frederick Bates, the second governor of Missouri. The county seat is Butler. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 16,550 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 851 square miles of which 837 square miles is land and 15 square miles is water. Bates County borders the following counties: Cass County to the north; Henry County to the northeast; St. Clair County to the southeast; Vernon County to the south; Linn County, Kansas to the west and Miami County, Kansas to the northwest.Bates County has 13 zip codes. The zip codes are 64720, 64722, 64723, 64724, 64725, 64730, 64742, 64745, 64752, 64770, 64779, 64780 and 64788. The most populated zip code is 64730.

Bates County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office Information

The Circuit Court Clerk’s primary responsibility is to provide the following services:

  • Child support
  • Provide circuit court records
  • Civil cases
  • Criminal cases
  • Jury trials,
  • Domestic cases
  • Passports
  • Jury selection

    The filing fees include:
    Domestic relations – $102.00 + service fee
    Civil cases – $98.00 + service fee
    Adoptions – $148.00

    The physical address of the Bates County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is:

    Bates County Courthouse
    1 North Delaware
    Butler, MO 64730
    Phone: (660) 679-5171, (660) 679-3311 or (660) 679-3188
    Fax: (660)679-5119
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Closed 12:00 – 1:00 pm)

    Diana L. Rich is the Bates County Circuit Court Clerk. She can be contacted at (660) 679-5171.

    Bates County Deputy Court Clerk’s Staffs:

    Jan Craft
    Nora Nelson
    Connie Liles
    Becky Robb
    Elaine Diehl
    Jean Galloway

    Bates County Recorder of Deeds Office Information

    The Recorder of Deeds Office records and preserves all land/real estate transactions within Bates County. Bates County land records start in 1840. The Recorder of Deeds Office handles marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage. The Bates County has marriage records that date back to 1860. The Recorder’s Office also records and files surveys, plats of subdivisions, armed forces discharge papers, federal and state tax liens. The Recorder’s Office of Bates County is not responsible for lien searches, title searches or land research.

    All marriage records and tax liens are available to the public, but military discharge records are not. Recorded documents can be accessed through the CIC Remote Access website without a fee. A fee is required to view the image and make copies. Cost for the service is $100.00 a month or $25.00 per day. There are no additional charges for copies.

    The physical address of the Bates County Recorder’s Office is:

    Bates County Courthouse
    1st Floor
    1 North Delaware
    Butler, MO 64730
    Phone: (660) 679-3611
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Closed 12:00 – 1:00 pm)

    Lucille Mundey is the Bates County Recorder. She can be contacted at (660) 679-3611.

    Bates County Recorder’s Office Staff:

    Jennifer Bolling, Deputy Recorder

    Bates, MO Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200918,529
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,968
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200925
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200964
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200916
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200950
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009499
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,708
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200987
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009583
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200951
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20094,376
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200913
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20092,740
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009297
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20099
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200961
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009202
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20093
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200954
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009361
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009263
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009215
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009112
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009115
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20093,442
    Bates County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Bates 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:Bates County Marriage License
    Location:1 North Delaware Street, Butler, Missouri, 64730
    Phone:660-679-3611

    Bates County Recorder’s Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 1 N Delaware St, Butler, MO 64730, United States
    Phone: 660-679-3611

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