Missouri Public Records

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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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Arrest Reports | Highway Patrol

List and searchable index of Missouri State Highway Patrol arrest reports.

Attorney General Opinions

Missouri Attorney General's database of opinions.


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.

Boat & Drowning Reports

Missouri State Highway Patrol - Water Patrol Division - boat and drowning incident reports.

Building Permits

Search for building permits in Missouri by name, date, or permit type.

Campaign Finance | Actions

Missouri Campaign Finance final action reports.

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

Missouri Attorney General's database of consumer complaints about individuals and businesses.

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.

Court Records | PACER Federal District Courts  Pay Site

PACER United States District Court civil, criminal, and bankruptcy records for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri.

Court Records | Supreme Court Historical Database

Search the Missouri Supreme Court Historical Database for criminal and civil court Supreme Court appeals prior to 1868.

Crash Reports

Missouri State Highway Patrol accident reports.

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.

Deaths and Burials 1867-1976

Index of 56,000 deaths and burials recorded between 1867 and 1976 in Missouri.

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.


Job opportunities with Missouri state government.


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.

Lobbyists & Lobbyist Organizations - MEC

Search or browse the Missouri Ethics Commission database of Registered Lobbyists and Lobbyist Organizations in Missouri.

Lobbyists & Lobbyist Organizations - MSJ

Search the State Government Reporting Program of the Missouri School of Journalism for Registered Lobbyists and Lobbyist Organizations in Missouri.

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

Missouri missing children search from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

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.

Provost Marshal Papers 1861-1866

Search this Missouri Union Provost Marshal Papers database of Civil War related documents by name, keyword, and/or county.

Registered Offenders

Missouri State Highway Patrol registered Megans Law offenders.

Slave Data

Search for slave names, slaves schedules, and slave census links in Missouri.


Missouri revised statutes.

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.

Missouri is located in the southern midwest region of the United States. The Capital is Jefferson City and the largest city is Kansas City.  The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mo.gov/.  Missouri is the 18th most populous state in the United States.  The 2014 population estimate is 6,063,589 and the 2010 census population was 5,988,923.  The land area is 68,741.52 square miles and there are 87.1 persons per square mile.

83.7% of the population is White, 11.7% is Black or African American, 3.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.8% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% are two or more races. 87.6% are a high school graduate or higher, and 26.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.

The median home value is $137,000. There are on average 2.47 persons per household, the per capita income is $25,649, the median household income is $47,380, and 15.5% of the persons in Missouri are considered below poverty level.

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