Jefferson County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Criminal Records

The Criminal Justice Information Division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol is the primary custodian of state-wide criminal history record information. Like the CJIS, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office maintains and disseminates criminal history records of county residents, and also conducts background checks on request. Eligible persons may obtain criminal records and/or background checks at the state or county level.

How to Get Criminal Records

The Records Division of Jefferson County Sheriff's Office processes requests for criminal history records and background checks. The records provided by this division will only include arrest records and conviction information of persons within Jefferson.

Interested parties are required to make in-person queries at the headquarters, the north, or the east zone in order to obtain criminal records or request a background check. However, it is advised that supplicants call to confirm the availability of personnel before visiting either of the zonal locations.

Note: Requestors would be expected to present a valid driver's license as well as a fee of $5 to process each request. Only cash and cheque payments are accepted.

Requests can be completed at:

Headquarters
400 First Street
Hillsboro, MO 63050

North Zone
34 Dillon Plaza Shopping Center
High Ridge, MO 63049
Phone: (636) 797-6210

East Zone
955 Windsor Harbor Rd
Imperial, MO 63052
Phone: (636) 797-6234

How To Get Police Reports

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office generates and issues police and arrest reports to all members of the public excluding listed suspects.

Accident reports may be obtained by making in-person requests or sending written requests to:

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Records
P.O. Box 100
Hillsboro, MO 63050

All reports except accident reports can only be accessed in person from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office located at:

400 First Street
Hillsboro, MO 63050
Phone: (636) 797-5350

Requestors would be charged a $5.00 fee per each report requested, and required to present a valid photo ID to validate the query. The office will only receive cash or cheque payments and will process requests within 10-14 business days.

How to Find the Sex Offender Registry And Other Sex Offender Information

The MSHP Sex Offender Registry, managed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, houses information regarding all sex offenders resident in Missouri. Interested members of the public may access information on Jefferson county sex offenders using the registry. Offenders may be searched by name, county, tier level and proximity to specific locations. In addition, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office provides relevant information on registered sex offenders within the county.

How to Find Inmate And Jail Information

The Jail Division of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office manages information regarding current detainees of the Jefferson County Detention Center. Interested persons may obtain booking and jail information by querying the County Sheriff's Office or by using the Missouri Department of Corrections Offender Search Tool, which provides information about all current inmates in all correctional facilities across the state. Requestors would need to know the Doc ID, or the first and last name of the detainee to use this tool, the wild card search is not allowed.

Court Records

Where And How to Get Court Records

The Office of the Jefferson County Circuit Clerk is the primary administrative office to the Judicial council court and maintains records of cases filed within its jurisdiction. Public court records may be viewed or copied by interested members of the public as per state laws. All Jefferson County court records are managed on the Missouri Automated Case Management System, which provides public access to non-confidential case records. To access any case records, interested persons may use the database to view electronically stored records. Records may be searched by litigant name, filing date or case number. Alternatively, requesters may send a written request to:

Jefferson County Courthouse
300 Main Street
Hillsboro, MO 63050
Phone: (636) 797-5443
Fax: (636) 797-5073

Location Of All Courts In County

Listed below are the locations and mailing addresses of all courts in Jefferson County:

Jefferson County Circuit Court
Jefferson County Courthouse
300 Main Street,
P.O. Box 100,
Hillsboro, MO 63050
Phone: (636) 797-5443
Fax: (636) 797-5073

Arnold Municipal Court
2101 Jeffco Boulevard,
Arnold, MO 63010
Phone: (636) 296-0595

Byrnes Mill Municipal Court
141 Osage Executive Circle,
Byrnes Mill, MO 63051
Phone: (636) 677-7727
Fax: (636) 677-5533

Crystal City Municipal Court
City Hall Building
130 Mississippi Avenue,
Crystal City, MO 63019
Phone: (636) 937-4604
Fax: (636) 931-4634

De Soto Municipal Court
City Hall
17 Boyd Street, DeSoto, MO 63020
Phone: (636) 586-3326

Festus Municipal Court
711 West Main Street,
Festus, MO 63028
Phone: (636) 937-1282
Fax: (636) 937-5999

Herculaneum Municipal Court
City Hall
1 Parkwood Court,
Herculaneum, MO 63048
Phone: (636) 479-4318
Fax: (636) 475-6191

Hillsboro Municipal Court
101 Main Street,
P.O. Box 19,
Hillsboro, MO 63050
Phone: (636) 797-3334 ext. 6
Fax: (636) 789-2112

Jefferson County Municipal Court
400 1st Street,
P.O. Box 100, Hillsboro, MO 63050
Phone: (636) 797-6265
Fax: (636) 797-6167

Pevely Municipal Court
401 Main Street, Pevely, MO 63070
Phone: (636) 475-3355
Fax: (636) 475-4116

Where And How to Get Bankruptcy And Property Records

Bankruptcy records of Jefferson County are maintained and disseminated by the Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Missouri. Interested persons may access these records by making in-person queries at the court, or sending a written request to:

Eastern Division
Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse
111 South 10th St., 4th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63102

On the other hand, the Jefferson County Department of the County Assessor manages a county-level property viewer which offers public access to view property information including details of ownership, contours and imagery, subdivisions and tax information. Interested persons may obtain relevant property information by using the Jefferson County Property Viewer or by querying the Department of the County Recorder at:

Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds
729 Maple Street
Hillsboro MO 63050-0100
Phone: (636) 797-5414
Fax: (636) 797-6310

Vital Records

The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services is the central repository of state-wide vital records. Interested persons may access divorce, marriage, death or birth records by querying the Missouri DHSS or county custodians. In Jefferson county, vital records are co-managed by the Jefferson County Health Department, the Jefferson County Circuit Clerk and the Department of the County Recorder

Where And How to Get Divorce Records

Records of divorces granted within the state of Missouri are maintained and issued by the Missouri DHSS. These records are certified statements, which only indicate the date and place of the divorce as well as the names of the former spouses. To obtain certified copies of divorce decrees interested persons are required to query the Jefferson County Circuit Clerk.

Certified divorce statements can be obtained by submitting a completed Application For A Vital Record Form along with the fees indicated on the form to:

Bureau of Vital Records
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

On the other hand, records of divorce decrees are housed on the Missouri Automated Case Management System which is a public access database of non-confidential case records. Requestors may access divorce decrees by searching the database using filing date of the divorce, case number or the name of the litigant.

Alternatively, requesters may send a written request to view divorce records to:

Jefferson County Courthouse
300 Main Street
Hillsboro MO 63050
Phone: (636) 797-5443
Fax: (636) 797-5073

Where And How to Get Marriage Records

Certified marriage statements of marriages licensed within the state of Missouri are managed and disseminated by the Missouri DHSS. However, only the Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds can issue certified copies of marriage licenses.

To obtain certified marriage statements from the DHSS, requestors are required to complete an Application For A Vital Record Form and send the form along with the stated fees to:

Bureau of Vital Records
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

On the other hand, Copies of marriage licenses may be obtained by querying the The Jefferson County Recorder’s Office in person or via mail at:

Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds
729 Maple Street
Hillsboro, MO 63050-0100
Phone: (636) 797-5414
Fax: (636) 797-6310

Where And How To Get Birth And Death Records

The Jefferson County Health Department processes requests for death and birth records of deaths and births within the county.

Only eligible persons can request and access birth or death records. Eligible persons include the registrant, close family members, law-enforcement agents/agencies as well as court-approved persons.

To request a death or birth record, interested and eligible persons are required to complete an Application For Certified Copy Of Death Certification or Application For Certified Copy Of Birth Certification. Completed applications, along with other requirements indicated on the forms should be sent to:

Jefferson County Health Department
Bureau of Vital Records
405 Main St., P.O. Box 437
Hillsboro, MO 63050