Monroe County Background Information
Missouri contains Monroe County. The County seat is currently Paris. The population was 8,712 in 2021 in Monroe County.
It was organized in 1831.
It was named for James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States.
Monroe County Arrest Documents
In Monroe County, arrest records are kept on each individual crime. Crimes are split into two main classifications in Monroe County. These two sections are property crime and violent crime. Property crimes can include things such as burglary, larceny, and vehicle theft. The four main violent crime classifications are aggravated assault, forcible rape, robbery, and murder. There were 30 violent and 36 property crimes in Monroe County in 2021.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff: Joe Colston
300 N. Main
Paris, MO 65275
Phone: (660) 327-4060
Fax: (660) 327-5188
Monroe County Criminal Records
Jail and inmate records are included in the frequently updated Monroe County criminal records. This search tool can be used to look for any person either jailed or on release in Monroe County. Monroe County is required to keep an up to date register of all sex offenders. This includes any person living, working, at school, or incarcerated in Monroe County. This register is kept in the public domain in Monroe County.
Sex offenders can be searched for in Monroe County. People can also search for specific people by using this search tool. The searches include non-compliant and incarcerated offenders.
Monroe County Court Documents
In the Monroe County area, every last court record is maintained by the county courthouse. In order to purchase a court record, a person in Monroe County must go through at:
Monroe County Courthouse
Circuit Clerk: Heather Wheeler
300 N Main, Ste 201
Paris, MO 65275
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CST
Phone: 433-3061 ext. 425
Fax: (660) 327-5781
In Missouri, the Court of Appeals is used when one person contests a decision made at a lower court. Lower courts may refer to the 115 superior or trial courts across the 105 state counties, including Monroe County.
NOTE - There are three ways in which the government can deliver court records in Monroe County. The three ways are: fax, email, or mail. In contrast, any certified or official documents must be presented through mail and mail only in Monroe County.
Monroe County Public Files
Vital records are kept on every inhabitant of both Missouri state and Monroe County. The Monroe County authorities are even tasked with collecting some of these documents and sending them to the state. These vital records can include birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decrees, marriage licenses, death certificates, divorce certificates, and much more.
For example, in Missouri, marriage records are currently obtained by the relevant county clerk. The clerks send the records directly to the Office of Vital Statistics. The Monroe County office has also been in charge of collecting birth and death records in the past. A central registry stores all records from all 115 counties. All vital records can be kept safe as well as used for statistical analysis.
The Missouri Public Records Law in 1961 allowed all people of Monroe County to access and copy public records. It allows all residents of Monroe County to access public records held by the state and local government. The most recent amendment came back in 2006. In Monroe County, people can access public records at:
Monroe County Clerk: Beth Whelan
300 North Main St, Room 204
Paris, MO 65275
Phone: (877) 433-3061 X420
Fax: (833) 568-4694
A person must pay for records when applying for them in Monroe County. The first copies of birth records in Monroe County cost $15. Similarly, death records cost $13 for the first copy requested. Any extra copy ordered at the same time as the original are then available for $10 each.
NOTE - If a person wants to obtain records in person, they must comply with a number of rules in Monroe County. Firstly, the office is only open from Monday to Friday, between 8:00 a.m.-AND 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. CST. Also, people must bring photo ID in order to be granted records in Monroe County. This could come in the form of a driver's license or a state ID. All requests in Monroe County have to be put in writing in order to be granted.