Adair County Information
Adair County is located in the state of Missouri. The County seat is currently Kirksville. In Adair County, there were 25,314 occupants in 2020.
It was organized in 1841.
Many of the first settlers were from Adair County in Kentucky, for which Missouri county was named. The county in Kentucky was named for John Adair, a respected Governor of Kentucky.
Adair County comprises the Kirksville, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Adair County Arrest Documents
Adair County records every crime that occurs within the county borders. In Adair County, crimes are put into two main categories. Property crime and violent crime makeup these two sections. The three main property crime sections are larceny, vehicle theft, and burglary. In contrast, the violent crime classifications include murder, rape, assault, and robbery. Back in 2021, there were 5 violent and 63 property crimes.
Adair County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff: Robert T. Hardwick
215 North Franklin
Kirksville, MO 63501
Phone: (660) 665-4644
Fax: (660) 785-3224
Adair County Criminal Files
Jail and inmate records are included in the routinely updated Adair County criminal records. This search tool can be used to look for any person either jailed or on release in Adair County. There is a frequently updated register in Adair County that hold every single sex offender. This includes any offender living, working, incarcerated, or attending school within the jurisdiction of Adair County. Inhabitants of Adair County can access this register, as is their right.
In Adair County, the sex offender register also includes those who are non-compliants.
Adair County Court Documents
Court records in Adair County are maintained by the county courthouse. To obtain a court record in Adair County people must visit:
Adair County Courthouse
P.O. Box 690
106 W Washington
Kirksville, MO 63501
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CST
Phone: (660) 665-2552
Fax: (660) 665-3420
In Missouri, the Court of Appeals oversees any lower court case in which one party contests a decision made. Lower courts may refer to the 115 superior or trial courts across the 105 state counties, including Adair County.
NOTE - In Adair County, court records are transferred one of three ways. The three delivery methods are fax, mail, or email. Only mail delivery is available for certified or official documents in Adair County.
Adair County Public Files
Every single resident of Adair County has vital records kept on them. In fact, some vital records are obtained by Adair County authorities. Birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decrees, marriage licenses, death certificates, divorce certificates, and much more can be included in this.
The Adair County county clerk currently collects and forwards marriage records. The Office of Vital Statistics then receives and maintains these records. Birth and death records have also been collected by the Adair County office in the past. All Adair County records are sent to the central registry, along with records from all 114 other counties. They can be used in the future for statistical analysis.
Public records can be accessed and copied in Adair County thanks to the 1961 Missouri Public Records Law. The law gives each and every inhabitant of the state the fundamental right to access all public records, whether they are held by the local or state government. The latest changes to this law came back in 2006. In Adair County, to obtain public records, occupants must visit:
Adair County Clerk: Sandra J. Collop
106 W Washington St
Kirksville, MO 63501
Phone: (660) 665-3350
Fax: (660) 785-3212
NOTE - Records are only granted to those who follow the rules in Adair County. The opening hours for the Adair County office is 8:30 a.m.-AND 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (recording till 4:00 p.m.) CST on Monday to Friday In order to be granted a copy of a record, a person must also be able to show some form of photo identification. A driver's license and a state ID are examples of acceptable photo IDs. Adair County requests must be put in writing.