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Howell County, MO Public Records

Circuit Court
PO Box 967
West Plains, MO 65775 www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=1653
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 417-256-3741
F: 417-256-4650
Couriers: Courthouse Court Square, Room 6
West Plains, MO 65775
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Actions, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate
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.

Howell County, MO Vital Records

Contact the Howell 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.

Howell County
Recorder of Deeds
107 Courthouse
West Plains, MO 65775
8:30AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 417-256-3750
Fax: 417-256-4650
Recorded Documents

Howell County Vital Certificates

Howell 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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Howell County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 927.74 sq mi
Population (2009): 38,921
  • Females: 51.7%
  • White: 96.3%
  • Black/African American: 0.6%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.7%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 94.9%
Population Change (2000-2009): 1,683
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.3%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 2.6%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 19.2%
High School Graduates (2000): 73.4%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 10.9%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.47
Housing Units (2000): 16,340
Homeownership Rate (2000): 73.6%
Migration Flow to Howell County, MO from (2007-2008):

Howell County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $611,578
  • Construction: $21,016
  • Retail Trade: $62,125
  • Professional and Technical Services: $27,254
  • Healthcare: $107,794
  • Banking: $17,997
  • Retail Trade: $62,125
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $17,892
  • Manufacturing: $120,831
  • Farms: $1,053
  • Government: $99,704
Employed (2000): 15,758
Unemployed (2000): 1,070
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.7%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $23,797
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,705
Local Government Revenue (2007): $68,926 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $25,700 (thou. dol.)

Howell County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 568
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.7
Deaths (2007): 460
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.9
Infant Deaths (2007): 2
  • Per 1,000 population: 3.5

Howell County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 114
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 2
  • Forcible rape: 7
  • Robbery: 7
  • Aggravated Assault: 98
Property Crimes (2008): 1,501
  • Burglary: 363
  • Larceny-Theft: 1,064
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 74

Howell County Genealogy Records