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

Cole County, Missouri Overview

Cole County is located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The county was formed in 1820 and named after pioneer Captain Stephen Cole, an Indian fighter and pioneer settler, who built Cole’s Fort in Boonville. The county seat is Jefferson City. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 76,699 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 402 square miles, of which 394 square miles is land and 8.2 square miles is water. Cole County borders the following counties: Boone County to the north; Callaway County to the northeast; Osage County to the southeast; Miller County to the southwest; and Moniteau County to the northwest. Cole County has nine zip codes. The zip codes are 65023, 65032, 65040, 65101, 65109, 65053, 65058, 65074, and 65076. The most populated zip code is 65109.

Cole County Circuit Court Information

This Court is a State trial court where issues involving rights and responsibilities of individuals and Missouri laws are tried. The judges of the Circuit Court hear civil lawsuits involving the awarding of money and enforcement of rights between individuals. The judges also try criminal cases where the State charges when laws have been broken and punishment should be imposed. This court has four judges: three circuit judges and one associate circuit judge. The court also regularly assisted by senior judges assigned to our Circuit by the Missouri Supreme Court.

Honorable Patricia S. Joyce is the Presiding Judge of Cole County Circuit Court.

The physical address of the Cole County Circuit Court is:

301 E High Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-634-9150
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Cole County Circuit Clerk’s Office Information

The Circuit Clerk’s Office maintains all court filings and records for the Court. The Circuit Clerk’s Office has four divisions:

  • The Civil Division handles small claims cases, civil cases, adult abuse and any other actions involving family matters.
  • The Criminal Division handles information related to crimes once the State has deemed it has occurred.
  • The Juvenile Division retains records concerning actions filed by the Cole County Juvenile Office and adoptions.
  • The Probate Division maintains records concerning property belonging to a minor, an incompetent or a deceased person.

Dawnel Davidson is the Circuit Clerk of Cole County. Davidson can be contacted at 573-634-9150.

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

301 E High Street
Rooms 305 & 307
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-634-9150
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

The mailing address of the Cole County Circuit Clerk’s Office is:

PO Box 1870
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Cole County Recorder of Deeds Office Information

The Cole County Recorder’s office is the repository for all Cass County land transactions. The Recorder’s duties include reviewing, processing, recording and delivering back to the submitter all transfers of property and related documents. The County Recorder’s office is also responsible for indexing, scanning, microfilming and providing certified copies of surveys, plats, deeds, deeds of trust, assignments, release deeds, powers of attorney, deed restrictions, federal and state tax liens, Uniform Commercial Code fixture filings, and other instruments of writing. In addition, the Recorder’s Office also handles marriage licenses and records military discharge papers.

Recording Fee Schedule of Cole County Recorder Of Deeds Office:

Ralph C. Bray Jr. is the Recorder of Deeds of Cole County. Bray can be contacted at to the 573-634-9115 or via email at rbray@colecounty.org.

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

311 E High Street
Room 101 Courthouse Annex
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-634-9115
Fax: 573-634-4631
Email: rbray@colecounty.org
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

The mailing address of the Cole County Recorder of Deeds Office is:

P.O. Box 353
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Cole, MO Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200986,367
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20095,067
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009275
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009353
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009198
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009132
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,505
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20097,414
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009864
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20093,013
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200985
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200932,549
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200947
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200996
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20098,579
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,450
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009467
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009829
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200963
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009244
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,481
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,522
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200942
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009877
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009758
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009364
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20093
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009462
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009173
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200916,930
Cole County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Cole 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:Cole County Marriage License
Location:311 East High Street, Room 101 Courthouse Annex, Jefferson, Missouri, 65101
Phone:573-634-9115

Cole County Recorder of Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 311 E High St # 101, Jefferson City, MO 65101, United States
Phone: 573-634-9115

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