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Dent County, MO Public Records

Circuit Court - All Divisions
112 E 5th St
Salem, MO 65560 http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 573-729-3931
F: 573-729-9414
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Traffic, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, expunged, dismissed, or suspended imposition of sentence records released
Local ordinance cases are heard by one of the Municipal Courts, which are Divisions of the Circuit Court.

Dent County, MO Vital Records

Contact the Dent County Office of the Recorder of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Dent County
Recorder of Deeds
112 E 5th St
Salem, MO 65560-1444 http://www.salemmo.com/county/Recorde
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 573-729-2198
Fax: 573-729-0181
Recorded Documents

Dent County Vital Certificates

Dent County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Dent County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 753.54 sq mi
Population (2009): 15,042
  • Females: 51.1%
  • White: 96.6%
  • Black/African American: 0.9%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.2%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 95.4%
Population Change (2000-2009): 115
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.6%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 2.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 19.4%
High School Graduates (2000): 66.3%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 10.1%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.45
Housing Units (2000): 6,994
Homeownership Rate (2000): 74.2%
Migration Flow to Dent County, MO from (2007-2008):

Dent County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $172,342
  • Construction: $0
  • Retail Trade: $18,304
  • Professional and Technical Services: $3,382
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $7,987
  • Retail Trade: $18,304
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $4,365
  • Manufacturing: $18,279
  • Farms: $-2,073
  • Government: $39,848
Employed (2000): 6,107
Unemployed (2000): 464
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.7%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $24,022
Local Government Employment (2007): 775
Local Government Revenue (2007): $44,856 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $5,577 (thou. dol.)

Dent County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 173
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.5
Deaths (2007): 188
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.5
Infant Deaths (2007): 3
  • Per 1,000 population: 17.3

Dent County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 31
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 0
  • Robbery: 3
  • Aggravated Assault: 27
Property Crimes (2008): 293
  • Burglary: 63
  • Larceny-Theft: 215
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 15

Dent County Genealogy Records

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