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Missouri Court Records

Missouri court records are a good way to find interesting facts about people who have lived in the state throughout its history. These records include information about crimes, property transactions and even traffic violations. The records may be located online, using a free search service by the Minnesota court system. However, retrieval of documents may need to be handled at the specific court where the case was originally filed. For most court records in Missouri, this would be the circuit court that handled the case.

Facts about Missouri Court Records

Missouri Court RecordsJurisdiction over most legal matters in the state of Missouri is handled on the circuit court level. The circuit courts are county-wide, and are typically separated according to the nature of the case. Some circuit courts may specialize in family cases, while others handle probate issues. Still other courts may be assigned to oversee criminal cases, small claims, and traffic infractions. With many circuit courts in the state, it can be hard to know where to look for Missouri court records. Fortunately, the online service provided by the state makes the process much easier.

Court.net is an online service that provides basic information about court records in Missouri. The service is available to anyone with an Internet connection and offers a variety of search options. You can look for Missouri court records by the name of the individual, the date of the filing, or the date of the trial. You can also search according to the specific case number and judgments. The only court records that will be provided through this search all those that have been deemed open for the general public.

Court records included in the online database typically date back to around 1978. To find documents prior to this time, you may need to access the Missouri State Archives for additional assistance. The collections at this office date back centuries, and include a wealth of information beyond basic court records, including penitentiary records, land transactions and military records. Many online sources are available through the archives, allowing interested parties to access at least a portion of the information on file from the comfort of home.

Retrieving Missouri Court Records

Once you have discovered the precise location of the Missouri court records you are looking for, you can then make requests for specific documents from the courthouse where the records are held. The good news is that this process can often be completed online as well, since most of the circuit courts in the state have access via their own websites. Requests for documents at the Missouri State Archives can also be made online, by email. Other options include mailing requests and visiting the archives office in person.

Missouri court records may be needed for a variety of reasons. You may be looking for access to your own court records to scan for accuracy. You may want information about relatives from your past that lived in Missouri at one time. Whatever your reason for wanting these documents, there are many options for finding and retrieving Missouri court records today. 



 
State of Missouri Resources & Statistics
Separator Line

Population:
5,605,911

 
Under 18:
1,830,424

 
Over 65:
788,371

 
Employed:
3,337,671

 
Land in Square Miles:
68,885.93

 
Acres of Farms:
29,035,946

 
Births:
78,618

 
Deaths:
54,656

 
Infant Deaths:
435

 
 
Murder:
455

 
Forcible Rape:
1,615

 
Robbery:
7,390

 
Assault:
20,359

 
Total Violent Crime:
29,819

 
Burglary:
45,788

 
Larceny \ Theft:
150,032

 
Motor Vehicle Theft:
20,765

 
Total Property Crime:
216,585

 
Missouri Court Records Locations
Attorney General's Office
PO Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone:
573-751-3321

Fax:
573-751-0774










Legislative Library
Legislation Records
117A State Capitol
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone:
573-751-4633










 
Court Administrator
2112 Industrial Drive - PO Box 104480
Jefferson City, MO 65110
Phone:
573-751-4377

Fax:
573-751-5540