Osage County Background Information
The state of Missouri features 115 counties, including Osage County. In Osage County, the current seat is Linn. There were 13,379 habitants back in 2021 in Osage County.
It was organized in 1841.
It was named from the Osage River. Osage River is a 276-mile-long (444 km) tributary of the Missouri River in central Missouri in the United States.
Osage County is part of the Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Osage County Arrest Records
In Osage County, arrest records are kept on each individual crime. Crimes in Osage County are broken into two sections. These two sections are property crime and violent crime. The three main property crime categories are car theft, larceny, and burglary. On the flip side, the violent crime classes include murder, rape, assault, and robbery. In 2021, there were a total of 4 violent and 45 property crimes across Osage County.
Osage County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff: Mike Bonham
106 E. Main
Linn, MO 65051
Phone: (573) 897-3927
Fax: (573) 897-4383
Osage County Criminal Files
The criminal records in Osage County are constantly updated and include jail and inmate records. This search tool can reveal any jailed or on release person in Osage County. In Osage County, and the entire state of Missouri, the authorities must keep an up to date register listing every sex offender in the area. This includes any offender living, working, incarcerated, or attending school within the jurisdiction of Osage County. Citizens of Osage County have the right to access this register.
Sex offenders can be searched for in Osage County. People can also search for specific people by using this search tool. These searches also include any incarcerated or non-compliant offenders across Osage County.
Osage County Court Documents
Court records in Osage County are maintained by the county courthouse. In Osage County, people can access court records at:
Osage County Clerk: Beth Billington
20th Judicial Circuit
P. O. Box 825
Linn, MO 65051
Phone: (573) 897-3114
Fax: (573) 897-5770
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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 Osage County.
NOTE - Court records are sent one of three ways in Osage County. The three ways are: fax, email, or mail. Only mail delivery is available for certified or official documents in Osage County.
Osage County Public Files
Each individual Osage County resident has vital records kept on them. In fact, the authorities in Osage County are tasked with collecting some vital records themselves. These records include, but are not limited to, birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decrees, marriage licenses, death certificates, divorce certificates, and much more.
All marriage records are amassed by the county clerk in Osage County and then forwarded to the state. The records are received and maintained by the Office of Vital Statistics. In the past, the Osage County office has also been in charge of collecting birth and death records. All Osage County records are sent to the central registry, along with records from all 114 other counties. All records can then be kept safe and used for statistical analysis.
In 1961, The Missouri Public Records Law was passed, allowing all Osage County occupants to access and copy public records. 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. 2006 was the last amendment to this law. To obtain a public record in Osage County, you must go at:
Osage County Recorder: Cindy Hoffman
205 E Main St
P.O. BOX 110
Linn, MO 65051
Phone: (573) 897-2136
Fax: (573) 897-2864
Having said that, each individual record comes at a cost, as it takes both time to source the records and resources to print them. In Osage County, a person has to pay $15 for the first copy of their desired birth record. In Osage County, all death records cost $13 for the first initial copy. Any extra copy ordered together as the original are then available for $10 each.
NOTE - In Osage County, there are rules a person must follow to acquire records. Firstly, the office is only open from Monday to Friday, somewhere between 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CST. To be granted access to records, a person must also bring in a form of photo ID. Driver's licenses and state IDs constitute acceptable forms of ID. A person must also put every single request in writing in Osage County in order to be successful.