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

Lawrence County, Missouri Overview

Lawrence County is located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The county was formed in 1843 and named after James Lawrence, an American naval officer best known for his last words “Don’t give up the ship!”. The county seat is Mount Vernon. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 38,185 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 613 square miles of which 612 square miles is land and 1.6 square miles is water. Lawrence County borders the following counties: Dade County to the north; Greene County to the northeast; Christian County to the southeast; Stone County to the southeast; Barry County to the south; Newton County to the southwest and Jasper County to the west. Lawrence County has 21 zip codes. The zip codes are 65604, 65605, 65610, 65612, 65646, 65654, 64748, 65664, 64848, 65682, 65705, 65707, 65708, 65712, 65723, 65738, 64862, 65752, 65756, 65769 and 64873. The most populated zip code is 65605.

Lawrence County Circuit Clerk’s Office Information

The Lawrence County Circuit Clerk’s Office primary responsibility is to employ all available training and technology to consolidate, centralize, maintain, protect and preserve the integrity of the court records.

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

240 N. Main St.
Suite 110
Mount Vernon, MO 65712
Email: steven.kahre@courts.mo.gov
Phone: (417) 466-2471, ext. 112
Fax: (417) 466-7899
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Steven W. Kahre is the Circuit Clerk of Lawrence County. He can be contacted at (417) 466-2471, ext. 112 or emailed at steven.kahre@courts.mo.gov

Lawrence County Clerk’s Office Information

The County Clerk serves as the County Budget Officer and Clerk to the County Commission. The County Clerk is also the election authority for the county and its political subdivisions, and is responsible for conducting all public elections. The County Clerk is responsible for all voter registration activities in the county as well. The County Clerk is responsible for processing payroll and administering certain benefits for county employees, collecting and compiling payroll records for each employee from the various county departments, entering and processing payment of paychecks. The County Clerk is held responsible for payroll deductions, overseeing the administration of insurance and retirement benefits.

Other responsibilities of the County Clerk’s Office are:

Issuing licenses for liquor sales in Lawrence County
Keeping the public record of the county commission actions
Human resources and payroll
Utility taxes
County inventory
Issuing notary commissions
General administration

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

1 Courthouse Square, Suite 101
Mt. Vernon, MO 65712
Email: lawrence@sos.mo.gov
Phone: (417) 466-2638
Fax: (417) 466-4348
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Gary Emerson is the County Clerk of Lawrence County. He can be contacted at (417) 466-2638 or emailed at lawrence@sos.mo.gov

Lawrence County Clerk’s Office Staffs:

Sandy Harter, Accounts Payable Clerk
Tammy Riebe, Payroll Clerk
Kim Rinker, Voter Registration Clerk

Lawrence County Recorder of Deeds Office Information

The Recorder of Deeds records and files documents affecting real property or personal property, subdivision plats, federal and state tax liens, and other instruments. The Recorder’s Office also issues marriage licenses.

Documents maintained at the Lafayette County Recorder of Deeds Office since 1992 can be viewed online through the link below:

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

P.O. Box 449
Mt. Vernon, MO 65712

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

Lawrence County Justice Center
240 N. Main St.
Mount Vernon, MO 65712
Phone: (417) 466-2670
Fax: (417) 466-4995
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pam Robertson is the Recorder of Deeds of Lawrence County. She can be contacted at (417) 466-2670.

Lawrence, MO Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200941,216
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20094,939
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200977
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009123
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009119
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009241
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,106
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20094,559
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009276
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,461
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009116
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20098,809
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200972
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009162
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20095,137
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009635
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009241
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009531
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200956
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200927
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009736
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,023
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200948
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009601
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009188
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200913
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009209
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009139
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20099,072
Lawrence County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Lawrence 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:Lawrence County Marriage License
Location:1 East Courthouse Square, Mount Vernon, Missouri, 65712
Phone:417-466-2670

Lawrence County Recorder of Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 1 E Courthouse Sq, Mt Vernon, MO 65712, United States
Phone: 417-466-2670

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