McDonald County Background Information
Including McDonald County, there are 115 counties in the state of Missouri. The current seat in McDonald County is Pineville. In McDonald County, there were 23,303 people in 2020.
It was organized in 1849.
It was named for Sergeant Alexander McDonald, a soldier in the American Revolutionary War.
It is a part of the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO metro area.
McDonald County Arrest Records
Arrest records are kept on every crime in McDonald County. Each individual crime in McDonald County is split into two sections in the crime report. The types in question are violent crime and property crime. Property crimes can include things such as burglary, larceny, and vehicle theft. At the same time, the violent crime types include murder, rape, assault, and robbery. Back in 2021, there were 119 violent and 189 property crime in McDonald County.
McDonald County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff: Michael S. Hall
300 E. 7th Street, Pineville, MO 64856
Phone: (417) 223-4319
Fax: (417) 223-2331
McDonald County Criminal Records
Criminal records in McDonald County include jail and inmate records are routinely updated. McDonald County residents can use this to find any person in jail or on release in McDonald County.
McDonald County is required to keep an up to date register of all sex offenders. This is not only limited to those living and working in McDonald County, but also those attending school and incarcerated. This register is made available to each and every inhabitant of McDonald County.
In McDonald County, residents have the right to search for sex offenders. The sex offender register also includes those who are non-compliants in McDonald County
McDonald County Court Files
In the McDonald County area, every single court record is maintained by the county courthouse. In order to acquire a public record a person must go through at:
McDonald County Courthouse
Tanya Lewis, Circuit Clerk
602 Main St,
Pineville, MO 64856
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CST
Phone: (417) 223-7512, (417) 223-4124
Fax: (417) 223-4125
Lower court decisions can be reviewed by the Court of Appeals if one party contests the decision. These lower courts are made up of the 115 superior or trial courts found across the state’s 115 counties, including McDonald County.
NOTE - Standard court records are sent by means of one of three ways once a payment has been made in McDonald County. The three ways are: fax, email, or mail.
McDonald County Public Files
Every single resident of McDonald County has vital records kept on them. In fact, the authorities in McDonald County are tasked with collecting some vital records themselves. This can include anything from a birth certificate or a marriage license to a divorce document or a death certificate.
The McDonald County county clerk currently collects and forwards marriage records. The clerks send the records directly to the Office of Vital Statistics. In the past, the McDonald County office has also been in charge of collecting birth and death records. Each individual vital record in Missouri, including those from McDonald County, is kept in one central registry. All vital records can be kept safe as well as used for statistical analysis.
The Missouri Public Records Law, passed in 1961, means that all McDonald County residents can access and copy all public vital records. It allows all inhabitants of McDonald County to access public records held by the state and local government. 2006 was the last amendment to this law. In order to get a public record, a person in McDonald County must go through at:
McDonald County Clerk: Kimberly Bell
602 Main St,
Pineville, MO 64856
Mon.-Fri; 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Phone: (417) 223-7523, (417) 223-7530
Fax: (417) 223-2881
NOTE - In McDonald County, records are only given to those who follow the rules. Firstly, the office is only open from Monday to Friday, between 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CST. Also, people must bring photo ID in order to be granted records in McDonald County. Acceptable photo IDs include a state ID and a driver's license. McDonald County requests must be put in writing.