Ozark County Background Information
The state of Missouri houses 115 counties, including Ozark County. Gainesville is the current seat in Ozark County. The number of Ozark County occupants back in 2020 was 8,553.
It was organized in 1841.
It was named after the Ozark Mountains, on January 29, 1841.
Ozark County Arrest Records
The authorities in Ozark County keep records on each individual crime within the county borders. Each individual crime in Ozark County is put into two sections in the crime report. Property crime and violent crime makeup these two sections. Property crimes can include things such as burglary, larceny, and vehicle theft. On the contrary, the violent crime categories include murder, rape, assault, and robbery. In 2021, there were a total of 13 violent and 42 property crimes across Ozark County.
Ozark County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff: Cass Martin
HCR 1 Box 8-1
Gainesville, Missouri 65655
Fax: (417) 679-3201
Ozark County Criminal Records
Jail and inmate records are included in the regularly updated Ozark County criminal records. Ozark County residents can use this to find any person in jail or on release in Ozark County. In Ozark County, and the entire state of Missouri, the authorities must keep an up to date register listing each individual sex offender in the area. All sex offenders living, working, attending school, or incarcerated in Ozark County are kept on this register. This register is made available to every inhabitant of Ozark County.
As a result of this, each individual resident in Ozark County has the ability to search for nearby sex offenders if they please. People can also search for specific people by using this search tool. These searches also include any incarcerated or non-compliant offenders across Ozark County.
Ozark County Court Documents
Court records are constantly maintained by county courthouse. In order to receive a court record, a person in Ozark County must go through at:
Ozark County Courthouse
PO Box 36
Gainesville, MO 65655-0036
8:00 a.m.-N 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. CST
Phone: (417) 679-4232
Fax: (417) 679-4554
In Missouri, the Court of Appeals is used when one person contests a decision made at a lower court. There are 115 superior or trial courts across Missouri, including Ozark County.
NOTE - Ozark County court records are sent to people in one of three ways. These three ways are email, mail, or fax. In contrast, all official Ozark County records can only be sent through mail.
Ozark County Public Records
Vital records are kept on each and every Ozark County resident. The Ozark County authorities are even tasked with collecting some of these documents and sending them to the state. This can include anything from a birth certificate or a marriage license to a divorce document or a death certificate.
The Ozark County county clerk currently collects and forwards marriage records. The clerks send the records directly to the Office of Vital Statistics. The Ozark 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 vital records can be kept safe as well as used for statistical analysis.
The Missouri Public Records Law in 1961 allowed all habitants of Ozark County 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. The most recent amendment came back in 2006. In Ozark County, people can access vital records at:
Ozark County Clerk
PO Box 416
Gainesville, MO 65655-0416
Phone: (417) 679-3516
Fax: (417) 679-4554
NOTE - If a person wants to obtain records in person, they must observe a number of rules in Ozark County. Firstly, the office is only open from Monday to Friday, between 8:00 a.m.-AND 12:30-4:30 p.m. CST. To be granted access to records, a person must also bring in a form of photo ID. A driver's license and a state ID are examples of acceptable photo IDs. A person must also put every request in writing in Ozark County in order to be successful.