Maries County Background Information
There are 115 counties in Missouri, including Maries County. In Maries County, the current seat is Vienna. There were 8,432 inhabitants back in 2020 in Maries County.
It was organized in 1855.
It was named for the Maries River and Little Maries River. 'Maries' is derived from the French marais, which means marsh, lake or pond.
Maries County Arrest Files
In Maries County, arrest records are also kept on each crime within the county jurisdiction. Crimes are broken into two main categorizations in Maries County. The two categorizations are property and violent crimes. The three main property crime types are motor vehicle theft, larceny, and burglary. Violent crimes can include murder, aggravated assault, forcible rape, and robbery. In 2021, in Maries County, there were 10 violent and 54 property crimes.
Maries County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff: Chris Heitman
211 Fourth Street
Vienna, MO 65582
Phone: (573) 422-3381
Fax Number: (573) 422-3100
Maries County Criminal Documents
The criminal records in Maries County are regularly updated and include jail and inmate records. This search tool can reveal any jailed or on release person in Maries County.
In Maries County, and the entire state of Missouri, the authorities must keep an up to date register listing every sex offender in the area. All sex offenders living, working, attending school, or incarcerated in Maries County are kept on this register. Citizens of Maries County can access this register, as is their right.
Sex offenders can be searched for in Maries County. Specific names can also be searched for using this tool. In Maries County, the sex offender register also includes those who are non-compliants.
Maries County Court Documents
Court records are constantly maintained by the county courthouse. To obtain a court record in Maries County, a person must visit at:
Maries County Courthouse
Circuit Clerk: Mark Buschmann
P.O. Box 490
211 4th St, Vienna, MO 65582
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CST
Phone: (573) 422-3338 ext. 302
Fax: (573) 422-3976
Lower court decisions can be reviewed by the Court of Appeals if one party contests the decision. Lower courts may refer to the 115 superior or trial courts across the 105 state counties, including Maries County.
NOTE - In Maries County, court records are sent one of three ways. These three ways are email, mail, or fax. Only mail delivery is available for certified or official documents in Maries County.
Maries County Public Records
The government keeps and maintains vital records on each individual person living in Maries County. In fact, some vital records are amassed by Maries County authorities. This can include records on marriages, divorces, births, and deaths.
All marriage records are amassed by the county clerk in Maries County and then forwarded to the state. The records are received and maintained by the Office of Vital Statistics. The Maries County office has also been in charge of collecting birth and death records in the past. All 115 counties have their records stored at a central registry. All records can then be kept safe and used for statistical analysis.
In 1961, The Missouri Public Records Law was passed, allowing all Maries County inhabitants to access and copy public records. The law gives every last inhabitant of the state the fundamental right to access all public records, whether they are held by the local or state government. The most recent amendment came back in 2006. In order to purchase a public record, a person in Maries County must go at:
Maries County Clerk: Rhonda Brewer
211 4th St
Vienna, MO 65582
8:00 am - Noon 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Phone: (573) 422-3338
Fax: (573) 422-3269
NOTE - In Maries County, records are only given to those who follow the rules. Firstly, the Maries County office is open somewhere between 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CST from 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. Driver's licenses and state IDs constitute acceptable forms of ID. Requests must be put in writing in Maries County.