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Polk County, MO Public Records

Circuit Court - All Divisions
102 E Broadway, Rm 14
Bolivar, MO 65613 www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=4837
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 417-326-4912
F: 417-326-4194
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.

Polk County, MO Vital Records

Contact the Polk 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.

Polk County
Recorder of Deeds

8:30AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 417-326-4924
Fax: 417-326-6898
Recorded Documents

Polk County Vital Certificates

Polk 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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Polk County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 637.20 sq mi
Population (2009): 30,626
  • Females: 51.3%
  • White: 96.7%
  • Black/African American: 0.9%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.8%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 95.0%
Population Change (2000-2009): 3,634
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.5%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 4.5%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 17.4%
High School Graduates (2000): 77.5%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 14.6%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.56
Housing Units (2000): 11,183
Homeownership Rate (2000): 72.8%
Migration Flow to Polk County, MO from (2007-2008):

Polk County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $327,035
  • Construction: $15,259
  • Retail Trade: $34,024
  • Professional and Technical Services: $9,880
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $11,461
  • Retail Trade: $34,024
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $8,205
  • Manufacturing: $21,483
  • Farms: $3,079
  • Government: $97,073
Employed (2000): 11,948
Unemployed (2000): 582
Unemployment Rate (2009): 10.1%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $23,087
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,966
Local Government Revenue (2007): $85,286 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $18,483 (thou. dol.)

Polk County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 439
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.5
Deaths (2007): 322
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.7
Infant Deaths (2007): 0
  • Per 1,000 population: 0.0

Polk County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 146
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 10
  • Robbery: 3
  • Aggravated Assault: 133
Property Crimes (2008): 681
  • Burglary: 214
  • Larceny-Theft: 443
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 24

Polk County Genealogy Records