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

Dent County, Missouri Overview

Dent County is located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The county was formed in 1851 and named after James Dent, a pioneering settler. The county seat is Salem. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 15,730 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 755 square miles of which 753 square miles is land and 1.7 square miles is water. Dent County borders the following counties: Crawford County to the northeast; Iron County to the southeast; Reynolds County to the southeast; Shannon County to the south; Texas County to the southwest and Phelps County to the northwest. Dent County has eight zip codes. The zip codes are 65440, 63629, 65462, 65501, 65541, 65542, 65401 and 65560. The most populated zip code is 65560.

Dent County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office Information

The circuit court of Dent County handles cases pertaining to the circuit, juvenile, domestic relations, orders of protection, child support, criminal, drugs, divorce, adoptions, etc.

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

112 E. Fifth St.
Salem, MO 65560
Email: becky.swiney@courts.mo.gov
Phone: (573) 729-3931 or (573) 729-9414
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Becky (Goforth) Swiney is the Circuit Clerk of Dent County. She can be contacted at (573) 729-3931 or (573) 729-9414 or emailed at becky.swiney@courts.mo.gov

Dent County Recorder of Deeds Office Information

The Recorder of Deeds keeps official records of real estate transfers, deeds of trust, subdivision plats, surveys, military discharges, tax liens, and marriage licenses. The cost to record any document except plats, surveys, service discharges and tax liens will be $24.00 for the first page and $3.00 per page for each additional page pertaining to the document. Copies are $1.00 per page and $2.00 for certification of a document. Plats are $39.00 for the first page and $25.00 for each additional page for an 18 x 24-inch document. Surveys are $24.00 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page for an 18 x 24-inch document.

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

112 E. Fifth St.
Suite 2
Salem, MO 65560
Phone: (573) 729-2198
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cindy (Edwards) Ard (R) is Recorder of Deeds of Dent County. She can be contacted at (573) 729-2198.

Dent County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Dent 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:Dent County Marriage License
Location:112 East 5th Street, Salem, Missouri, 65560
Phone:573-729-2198

Dent County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 400 N Main St, Salem, MO 65560, United States
Phone: 573-729-4144

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