Missouri Public Records
According to the Missouri Sunshine Law, it is the public policy of the state that meetings, records, votes, actions, and deliberations of public governmental bodies be open to the public. The law defines public records as reports, documents, and documentation in regards to public business that are held by a governmental body.
Some of the exceptions identified in the Sunshine Law include personally identifying information, welfare records, personnel records, data relating to security systems, and any records whose disclosure might obstruct operations of government or law enforcement, or endanger the safety of government bodies or agents.
The resources you will find on this page represent the more common and useful databases found at the state level. To check other databases – such as those maintained at the city and county levels – use the side navigation.
- Court System - The Missouri court system has three levels. At the first level are the Circuit Courts, the primary trial courts. The Circuit Courts handle all civil and criminal matters. Each court has divisions for circuit, associate circuit, small claims, municipal, criminal, family, probate, and juvenile. At the second level is the Court of Appeals, divided into three regional districts, which reviews decisions by the Circuit Courts. At the third and highest level is the Supreme Court of Missouri, which hears cases transferred from the Court of Appeals, along with certain cases appealed directly from the lower courts. Missouri Court Records
- Criminal Records - The Missouri Circuit Courts and its divisions handle all violations, misdemeanors, and felonies. For example, the municipal division of the Circuit Court handles city ordinance violations and minor misdemeanors, while the criminal division handles felony cases. All of these may be searched through the Missouri CaseNet court service. Missouri also has a fee-based criminal history service called MACHS that anyone may search. For quick access to these databases, and others, visit our Missouri Criminal Records page.
- Vital Records – Certificates are provided by: Bureau of Vital Records, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 930 Wildwood, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, (573) 751-6378 birth records, (573) 751-6385 death records. Move over to our Vital Records page for statewide historical births, and various county birth indexes; statewide historical and current death records & obituaries; the Social Security Death Index for Missouri; and city & county databases for deaths, cemetery records, and obituaries; historical & current marriages from available cities & counties; statewide divorce court records, and divorce records from available counties.
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|Birth Records - Pre-1910 |
Browse pre-1910 Missouri permanent record of births by county and date. Gives name, gender, and race of child; nationality, residence, and ages of parents; occupation and name of father, maiden name of mother, and date & place of birth.
|Census Data |
Search for census data in Missouri by geographical area.
|Company Search | Corporations and Business Registry |
Search by business name, charter number, or registered agent name for corporations, fictitious business name filings, limited liability companies and partnerships, and limited partnerships in Missouri. Provided by the Missouri Secretary of State.
|County Assessor Directory |
Browse this PDF file by county name for Missouri County Assessors. Provides county name, assessor name, phone & fax numbers.
|Court Records | CaseNet |
Search civil, criminal, probate, and traffic records through Missouri Judiciary's Court Case Information System (Case.net). Includes Supreme, Appellate & Circuit Court case records.
|Family Care Safety Registry |
Missouri child and elder care workers are required to register with the Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Family Care Safety Registry (FCSR) which provides access to registrants' history, including: state criminal histories; sex offender registry; DHSS child abuse and neglect records; Department of Mental Health disqualification registry; child care facility records; and foster parent licensing records.
|Inmates & Offenders |
Search this Missouri Department of Corrections Offender database to find inmates and offenders.
|Inmates | Death Row |
List of current or former capital crime inmates in Missouri. Provides inmate name, date of birth, received date, county, photo, and case facts.
|State of Missouri Website |
Go to this official State of Missouri site for government agencies, departments, services, and programs.
|Unclaimed Property |
Search the Missouri State Treasurer unclaimed property database of sign up for email notifications.
|Accident Reports |
Search this Missouri State Highway Patrol service by region for injury accident reports or browse by date for fatal accident reports.
Search by name, chapter type, date, or county for bankruptcies in Missouri.
|Bankruptcies, Judgments & Tax Liens Pay Site|
Search Missouri statewide for bankruptcies, judgments, and tax liens or search over 100 million records nationwide for only $5. Premium database.
|Building Permits |
Search for building permits in Missouri by name, date, or permit type.
|Child Support Payments |
Search the Missouri Department of Social Services by Cade ID to find child support payment information.
|Code of State Regulations |
Search by keyword or phrase, or browse this Missouri Secretary of State database by Title for Missouri Code of State Regulations.
|Company Search | Business Tax Registration |
Search for an organization or business with a current Missouri Department of Revenue Business Tax Registration by name, organization type or exemption or business tax id number.
|Consumer Complaints - Fraud |
Search this Missouri Attorney General's database of consumer complaints about individuals and businesses to protect yourself against fraud.
|Coroner Inquests |
Search this Missouri Secretary of State database of Coroner's Inquests by record group, name of deceased, cause of death, year of death, and/or keyword.
|Criminal Histories (MACHS) Pay Site|
Use the Missouri State Highway Patrol Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) to order an online Missouri criminal history search. Fee is $10 per request.
|Criminal Records Pay Site|
Search Missouri statewide or nationwide for criminal records by name & DOB or age. Save time and get more information.
|Emergency Room Statistics |
Search the MICA database (Missouri Information for Community Assessment) by Year, Age Group, Gender, Race and County or Zipcode for Emergency Room Statistics in Missouri.
|Employee Salaries |
Search by name, office, and title to view Missouri state employee salaries.
|Eviction Records | Tenant Screening Pay Site|
Search Systems Eviction Records. Search statewide in Missouri for eviction records by tenant name (individual or business) for just $5 per search. Narrow results by city for common name searches.
|Find People |
Easy to use, find people in Missouri instantly! Find addresses and phone numbers. Free summary of names. Fee for detailed reports.
|Highway Patrol Arrest Reports |
Search by name, county, troop, person city/state, or arrest date for arrest reports issued by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, or browse a list of people most recently involved in an arrest.
Search for job opportunities in Missouri.
Search this Missouri House of Representatives database for Missouri House and Senate legislation by year and keyword, bill number, or sponsor/co-sponsor.
|Licenses | Professional, Medical, and Business |
Search free Missouri license verification databases, including physicians, nurses, dentists, accountants, real estate agents and brokers, salespersons, tattoo artists, and many more.
|Local Records Inventory |
Search statewide or by county for inventories of local records in Missouri. Provides list of inventory provided, location, and name of the office or organization.
|Military Service - 1812-1919 |
Search the Missouri Secretary of State archives for Military Service Cards for men and women from Missouri who served in the military between 1812 and 1919.
|Missing Children |
Browse this listing of missing children in Missouri to view information including photo, name, DOB, case #, contact person/#, case type, physical description, date/city missing from and link to poster.
|Missouri Register |
Search by keyword or phrase, or browse this Missouri Secretary of State Missouri Register by publication.
|Naturalization Records 1816-1955 |
Search this Naturalization Records Database from the Missouri State Archives by name, native country or date for immigrant information from 1816 to 1955.
|Official Manual (Blue Book) |
Browse this Missouri Secretary of State online publication of the Missouri Official Manual (Blue Book) by Chapter, or search by keyword or phrase.
|Protective Orders |
Search for protective orders in Missouri by case number and respondent name and county of issuance.
|Slave Data |
Search for slave names, slaves schedules, and slave census links in Missouri.
Browse or search for Missouri revised statutes by keyword or statute number.
|Supreme Court Case Records |
Search for Missouri Supreme Court case records by case number, filing date, or name. Provides party name(s), case number, party type, style of case, case type, filing date, address on file, circuit, county, location, and OCN.
|Uniform Commercial Code Pay Site|
The Missouri Secretary of State requires that you register with the Missouri Business Access Center to search Uniform Commercial Code filings online. There is a fee both for access to the search service and for document copies.