Ray County Background Information
There are 115 counties in Missouri, including Ray County. The County seat is currently Richmond. In Ray County, there were 23,158 people in 2020.
It was organized in 1820.
It was named for John Ray, a Missouri state legislator and member of the first state Constitutional Convention.
It is a part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Ray County Arrest Files
The authorities in Ray County keep records on every single crime within the county borders. Every crime in Ray County is split into two sections in the crime report. Property crime and violent crime makeup these two sections. Property crime includes things like larceny, vehicle theft, burglary and more. However, the violent crime categorizations include murder, rape, assault, and robbery. There were 93 violent and 77 property crimes in Ray County in 2021.
Ray County Sheriff’s Office
200 W 9th St
Henrietta, MO 64036
Phone: (816) 290-5323
Fax: (816) 290-55
Ray County Criminal Records
In Ray County, criminal records are consistently updated and include jail and inmate records. This search tool can be used to look for any person either jailed or on release in Ray County. Ray 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 Ray County, but also those attending school and incarcerated. Residents of Ray County have the right to access this register.
In Ray County, residents have the right to search for sex offenders. Specific names can also be searched for using this tool. The searches include non-compliant and incarcerated offenders.
Ray County Court Records
Court records in Ray County are maintained by the county courthouse. Public records can be accessed at:
Ray County Courthouse
100 W Main St, Richmond, MO 64085
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CST
Phone: (816) 776-3377
Fax: (816) 776-6016
The Court of Appeals in Missouri oversees all lower cases when one person contests an original decision made. Lower courts may refer to the 115 superior or trial courts across the 105 state counties, including Ray County.
NOTE - Ray County court records are sent to people in one of three ways. The three ways are: fax, email, or mail. In contrast, any certified or official documents must be delivered via mail and mail only in Ray County.
Ray County Public Records
Vital records are kept on every inhabitant of both Missouri state and Ray County. In fact, the authorities in Ray 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.
Ray County marriage records are currently gathered by the county clerk. The Office of Vital Statistics acquires these vital records from the clerks. In the past, the Ray County office has also been in charge of collecting birth and death records. Every record from each individual county is stored at one central registry. Not only does this keep everything safe and in one place, but they can also then all be used to compare and contrast in statistical analysis.
In 1961, The Missouri Public Records Law was passed, allowing all Ray County inhabitants to access and copy public records. It allows all inhabitants of Ray County to access public records held by the state and local government. The last amendment to the law came in 2006. In order to obtain public records, a person must go at:
Ray County Clerk: Glenda Powell
County Clerk: Heather Maulsby
100 W Main St, Richmond, MO 64085
Phone: (816) 776-4502, (816) 776-4500
NOTE - In Ray County, people must adhere to set rules in order to be granted records. The opening hours for the Ray County office is 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CST on 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. This could come in the form of a driver's license or a state ID. Ray County requests must be put in writing.