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

Scott County, Missouri Overview

Scott County is located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The county was formed in 1822 and named after John Guier Scott, a U.S. Representative from Missouri. The county seat is Benton. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 39,290 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 426 square miles of which 420 square miles is land and 5.9 square miles is water. Scott County borders the following counties: Cape Girardeau County to the northwest; Alexander County, Illinois to the northeast; Mississippi County to the southeast; New Madrid County to the south and Stoddard County to the southwest. Scott County has 14 zip codes. The zip codes are 63735, 63736, 63823, 63824, 63740, 63834, 63742, 63758, 63767, 63771, 63774, 63780, 63801 and 63784. The most populated zip code is 63801.

Scott County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office Information

The Circuit Clerk is responsible for maintaining 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. The Circuit Court Clerk receives, processes, and maintains the judgments’, rules orders, and all other proceedings of the court, issues and processes summons, subpoenas, executions, garnishments, sequestrations, judgments, orders, and commitments. The Circuit Court Clerk selects and summons jurors, assists 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, immigration records, and processes passport applications.

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

P.O. Box 587
Benton, Missouri 63736

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

Scott County Courthouse, Second Floor
Room 208 (Civil& Administrative Unit) and Room 240 (Probate & Family Court Unit)
131 S. Winchester Street
Benton, Missouri 63736
Email: circuitclerk@scottcountymo.com
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Civil & Administrative Unit
Phone: (573) 545-3596
Fax: (573) 545-3597

Criminal Unit
Phone: (573) 545-3576
Fax: (573) 545-4231

Probate & Family Court Unit
Phone: (573) 545-3511
Fax: (573) 545-3685

Christy Hency is the Circuit Clerk of Scott County. She can be contacted at (573) 545-3596 or emailed at circuitclerk@scottcountymo.com

Scott County Recorder of Deeds Office Information

The Recorder of Deeds is an elected position. The Recorder of Deeds records, maintains and preserves real estate/land records for Scott County in a historical perspective. This office is responsible for recording legal documents such as plats of cities in Scott County, land transfers, military discharges, home school affidavits, county surveys, deeds of trust, federal and state tax liens, and marriage licenses. The Recorder’s office also holds documents of historical and genealogical significance. These records include land transfers (begin in 1820), deeds of trust/mortgages (begin in 1869), and marriage licenses (begin in 1840). Copies of documents are available for a fee of $1 per page. All recorded documents (from 1999 to present) can be accessed online for a monthly registration fee. Recording fees are $24 for the first page and $3 for each additional page.

Additional information about the records can be found in the link below:

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

P.O. Box 78
Benton, Missouri 63736

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

Scott County Courthouse, Room 134
131 S Winchester,
Benton, Missouri 63736
Email: scottcorecorder@scottcomo.com
Phone: (573) 545-3551
Fax: (573) 545-4482
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tara Mason is the Recorder of Deeds of Scott County. She can be contacted at (573) 545-3551 or emailed at scottcorecorder@scottcomo.com

Scott County Recorder of Deeds Office Staffs:

Kelly Talley, Deputy
Lauralee Dye, Deputy

Scott, MO Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200939,053
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20095,086
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20095
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009132
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200994
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009857
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20093,029
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009143
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,184
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20099,092
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200971
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20096
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20095,694
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009383
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20099
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009103
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009144
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009602
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009552
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200930
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009127
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200963
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009175
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200911,285
Scott County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Scott 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:Scott County Marriage License
Location:131 South Winchester Street, Benton, Missouri, 63736
Phone:573-545-3551

Scott County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: US-61, Benton, MO 63736, United States
Phone: 573-545-3551

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