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Scott County, MO Public Records

Circuit Court
PO Box 587
Benton, MO 63736 www.scottcountymo.com/circuit.php
Hours: 8AM--4:30PM CST
P: 573-545-3596
F: 573-545-4231
Couriers: 131 S Winchester
Benton, MO 63736
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.

Scott County, MO Vital Records

Contact the Scott 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.

Scott County
Recorder of Deeds
131 S Winchester St
Benton, MO 63736 www.scottcountymo.com/recorder.php
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 573-545-3551
Recorded Documents

Scott County Vital Certificates

Scott 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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Scott County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 421.01 sq mi
Population (2009): 40,855
  • Females: 51.7%
  • White: 86.8%
  • Black/African American: 11.4%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 85.5%
Population Change (2000-2009): 433
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.6%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 1.9%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 19.4%
High School Graduates (2000): 72.9%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 10.6%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.55
Housing Units (2000): 16,951
Homeownership Rate (2000): 69.4%
Migration Flow to Scott County, MO from (2007-2008):

Scott County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $668,760
  • Construction: $34,649
  • Retail Trade: $42,270
  • Professional and Technical Services: $56,677
  • Healthcare: $87,658
  • Banking: $28,394
  • Retail Trade: $42,270
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $19,033
  • Manufacturing: $90,760
  • Farms: $12,233
  • Government: $109,668
Employed (2000): 18,220
Unemployed (2000): 1,233
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.0%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $28,189
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,718
Local Government Revenue (2007): $80,438 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $240,806 (thou. dol.)

Scott County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 632
  • Per 1,000 population: 15.5
Deaths (2007): 424
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.4
Infant Deaths (2007): 6
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.5

Scott County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 266
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 19
  • Robbery: 46
  • Aggravated Assault: 200
Property Crimes (2008): 1,198
  • Burglary: 261
  • Larceny-Theft: 888
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 49

Scott County Genealogy Records