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

Mississippi County, Missouri Overview

Mississippi County is located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The county was formed in 1842 and named after Mississippi River, the second-longest river in the United States which forms Missouri’s eastern border. The county seat is Charleston. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 14,282 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 429 square miles of which 412 square miles is land and 17 square miles is water. Mississippi County borders the following counties: Alexander County, Illinois to the north; Ballard County, Kentucky to the northeast across the Mississippi River; Carlisle County, Kentucky to the east across the river; Hickman County, Kentucky to the southeast across the river; Fulton County, Kentucky to the south across the river; New Madrid County to the southwest and Scott County to the northwest. Mississippi County has five zip codes. The zip codes are 63820, 63823, 63834, 63845 and 63882. The most populated zip code is 63834.

Mississippi County Circuit Clerk’s Office Information

The Circuit Clerk is an elected position that holds a four-year term and is elected by the county at large. The Circuit Clerk is mainly responsible for maintaining complete and accurate records of the court, collections, accounting for, and disbursing all monies paid into the court; and performing other duties, as necessary to assist in the court in performing its duties.

Some of the duties of the circuit court clerk and office staff are:

  • Receive, process, and maintain the judgments’, rules orders, and all other proceedings of the court.
  • Issue and process summons, subpoenas, executions, garnishments, sequestrations, judgments, orders, and commitments.
  • Collects and disburse all fines and costs.
  • Collects and disburse other monies paid into court as ordered by the court.
  • Select and summons jurors.
  • Preserve the court seal and other property of the office.
  • Provide uniform case reporting.
  • Assist with genealogical searches including criminal records, civil (excluding order of protection, small claims, landlord-tenant issues, and judgments less than $25,000.00), dissolutions, name changes, juvenile, adoptions, financial, paternity, child support, and immigration records.
  • Process passport applications.

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

P.O. Box 369
Charleston, MO 63834

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

200 N Main St., 2nd Floor
Charleston, MO 63834
Phone: (573) 683-2146
Fax: (573) 683-7696
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dottie Mckenzie is the Circuit Clerk of Mississippi County. She can be contacted at (573) 683-2146.

Mississippi County Circuit Clerk’s Office Staffs:

Anita Beasley, Associate Civil / Small Claims / Supervisor
Dianna Walton, Deputy Clerk / Domestic
Beth Bays, Deputy Clerk / Traffic & Criminal
Linda Neal, Deputy Clerk / Traffic & Criminal
Debbie Smoot, Deputy Clerk / Probate
Ella Brewer, Deputy Clerk / Child Support
Debbie Robertson, Deputy Clerk / Juvenile

Mississippi County Recorder of Deeds Office Information

The Recorder of Deeds an elected position that holds a four-year term. The responsibilities of the Recorder of Deeds Office is to record, index, and preserve various land record documents that include deeds, mortgages, mechanics leans, releases and plats, among others. To allow full access to deeds recorded throughout the office history, several indexes are also maintained, which include grantor-grantee indexes, tract indexes, and plat maps. The Recorder of Deeds also handles marriage license applications, and issues certified copies of marriage licenses. This office has records of marriage licenses that back to the early 1900’s. The Recorder of Deeds also records military discharges.

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

P.O. Box 369
Charleston, MO 63834

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

Mississippi County Courthouse
200 N. Main St., 2nd Floor
Charleston, MO 63834
Email: gbays@misscomo.net
Phone: (573) 683-2146
Fax: (573) 683-7696
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

George Bays is the Recorder of Deeds of Mississippi County. He can be contacted at (573) 683-2146 or emailed at gbays@misscomo.net

Mississippi County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Mississippi 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:Mississippi County Marriage License
Location:200 North Main Street, Charleston, Missouri, 63834
Phone:573-683-2146

Mississippi County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 200 N Main St, Charleston, MO 63834, United States
Phone: 573-683-2146

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