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Douglas County, MO Public Records

Circuit Court - All Divisions
PO Box 249
Ava, MO 65608 www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=1678
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 417-683-4713
F: 417-683-2794
Couriers: 203 SE 2nd Ave
Ava, MO 65608
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.

Douglas County, MO Vital Records

Contact the Douglas 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.

Douglas County
Recorder of Deeds
203 SE 2nd Ave
Ava, MO 65608
8AM-N 1PM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 417-683-1219

Douglas County Vital Certificates

Douglas 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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Douglas County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 814.53 sq mi
Population (2009): 13,608
  • Females: 50.4%
  • White: 96.6%
  • Black/African American: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.2%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 95.5%
Population Change (2000-2009): 524
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.9%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 2.6%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 21.8%
High School Graduates (2000): 69.7%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 9.9%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.49
Housing Units (2000): 5,919
Homeownership Rate (2000): 79.0%
Migration Flow to Douglas County, MO from (2007-2008):

Douglas County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $141,348
  • Construction: $9,897
  • Retail Trade: $14,644
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $3,303
  • Retail Trade: $14,644
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $0
  • Manufacturing: $35,647
  • Farms: $814
  • Government: $23,438
Employed (2000): 5,416
Unemployed (2000): 265
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.3%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $21,426
Local Government Employment (2007): 412
Local Government Revenue (2007): $17,201 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $1,634 (thou. dol.)

Douglas County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 142
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.6
Deaths (2007): 146
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.9
Infant Deaths (2007): 0
  • Per 1,000 population: 0.0

Douglas County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 57
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 2
  • Forcible rape: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 55
Property Crimes (2008): 311
  • Burglary: 86
  • Larceny-Theft: 200
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 25

Douglas County Genealogy Records