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 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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