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Jackson County, MO Public Records

Circuit Court - Criminal Division - Kansas City
1315 Locust, 1st Fl
Albert Reiderer Community Justice Complex
Kansas City, MO 64106-2937
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 816-881-4350
F: 816-881-3420
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor
All background checks (name searches) are sent to the Missouri Highway Patrol in Jefferson City. Court will only pull file or give copies if a specific case number is given.
Circuit Court - Civil Division - Kansas City
415 E 12th, 3rd Fl
Kansas City, MO 64106
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 816-881-3522
F: 816-881-3635
Jurisdiction: Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Domestic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, expunged, dismissed, or suspended imposition of sentence records released
There is a combined computer system with the Independence civil court. Local ordinance cases are heard by one of the Municipal Courts, which are Divisions of the Circuit Court.
Circuit Court - Civil Annex - Independence
308 W Kansas #107
Independence, MO 64050
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 816-881-4573
F: 816-881-4410
Jurisdiction: Civil, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No sealed records released
Direct civil search requests to Rm 204. This court on the same computer system as Kansas City for civil cases, but files maintained separately.

Jackson County, MO Vital Records

Contact the Jackson 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.

Jackson County
Recorder of Deeds
415 E 12th St, Rm 104
Kansas City, MO 64106-2706
Phone: 816-881-3191
Fax: 816-881-3719
Recorded Documents, Marriage, UCC

Jackson County Vital Certificates

Jackson 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.

Get a vital certificate.

Jackson County Information

Jackson County, Missouri has a county seat shared between Independence and Kansas City. Those two large communities account for the largest share of the population in this, the second most populous county in the state.

The parks in Jackson County are among the best in the Midwest. Jackson County Parks and Recreation outside Kansas City has a huge number of campsites—both for tents and RVs—and campers can usually claim a spot even without a reservation. The attractive location of the campgrounds—in close proximity to marinas and public beaches—and the amenities offered in the park, such as hiking trails, nature trails, and bicycle paths, make it a great central location for exploring the whole Kansas City area. Because Jackson County has its fair share of winter temperatures, there are a number of indoor swimming pools that allow visitors and residents to enjoy a dip in the pool or a ride on a lazy river even when there's snow on the ground.

Night life in the county offers a lot of appeal. There are a bevy of night clubs, dance clubs, and jazz clubs that can help make an evening on the town really special. If you're feeling lucky, the county has several "Vegas style" casinos ready and waiting to entertain you. These are full casinos with table games, slots, elegant dining options, and top-notch entertainment. The casino hotels are among the best in the region, and give you quick easy access to the gaming area. The county also has a number of bed and breakfasts and a wide cross-section of hotels and motels to meet the tastes of almost any visitor.

Jackson County is in the heart of the nation, and it's a great place for you to start your discovery of the Midwest.

Jackson County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 604.84 sq mi
Population (2009): 705,708
  • Females: 51.5%
  • White: 73.2%
  • Black/African American: 22.4%
  • Asian: 1.6%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 8.2%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 65.9%
Population Change (2000-2009): 50,828
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 4.3%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 7.6%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 14.4%
High School Graduates (2000): 83.4%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 23.4%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.42
Housing Units (2000): 288,231
Homeownership Rate (2000): 62.9%
Migration Flow to Jackson County, MO from (2007-2008):

Jackson County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $24,569,877
  • Construction: $1,755,380
  • Retail Trade: $1,239,653
  • Professional and Technical Services: $2,986,283
  • Healthcare: $2,251,608
  • Banking: $2,179,858
  • Retail Trade: $1,239,653
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $639,676
  • Manufacturing: $1,794,389
  • Farms: $3,680
  • Government: $4,080,076
Employed (2000): 315,967
Unemployed (2000): 18,953
Unemployment Rate (2009): 10.2%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $36,402
Local Government Employment (2007): 38,527
Local Government Revenue (2007): $2,453,866 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $2,077,909 (thou. dol.)

Jackson County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 10,650
  • Per 1,000 population: 15.5
Deaths (2007): 5,956
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.7
Infant Deaths (2007): 98
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.2

Jackson County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 5,781
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 96
  • Forcible rape: 283
  • Robbery: 1,803
  • Aggravated Assault: 3,599
Property Crimes (2008): 35,341
  • Burglary: 8,303
  • Larceny-Theft: 22,517
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 4,521

Jackson County Genealogy Records