The Missouri State Highway Patrol collates and provides crime data for all the counties in the state. Its latest annual reports are for 2018. These reports show that St. Charles County recorded 647 violent crimes and 5,327 property crimes that year. Compared to the 2014 crime numbers for the county, these figures represent a 38.3% rise in violent crime rate while property crime rate declined by 6.3%.
A closer look at the county’s 2018 crime statistics shows that there were 9 homicides, 96 rapes, 52 robberies, and 489 aggravated assaults. Reported incidences of property crimes include 489 burglaries, 4,445 larceny thefts, 369 motor vehicle thefts, and 24 arsons. The most recent five-year crime trend for St. Charles County reveals rising homicide (800%), rape (50%), aggravated assault (49.1%), and motor vehicle theft (89.2%) rates. On the other hand, robbery (28.8%), burglary (24.4%), larceny theft (7.4%), and arson (45.5%) rates fell between 2014 and 2018.
The Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol provides background checks for St. Charles and other counties in the state. It offers both name-based and fingerprint-based criminal history searches and can provide results for state and national (FBI) background checks. To order a name-based background check, visit the Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) and click on the Name Search Portal. You can also request for this service by submitting a mail request. Send a completed Criminal Record Check Form (SHP-158), along with a check or money order for copy fee, to:
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Criminal Justice Information Services Division
Post Office Box 9500
Jefferson City, MO 65102
The CJIS charges $14 for each name-based background check ordered online or by mail. Make your check or money order payable to "State of Missouri, Criminal Record System Fund.
While name-based search only provides open criminal history records, CJIS’ fingerprint-based background check provides both open and closed records. You can also order this service online and by mail. If you opt to request a background check online, click on the Fingerprint Portal link on the MACHS webpage. To submit a mail request, send along a completed SHP-158 form, a completed applicant fingerprint card (FD-258), and payment to the CJIS address provided above. Each fingerprint-based background check costs $20 and the fee is payable in check or money order made out to "State of Missouri, Criminal Record System Fund”.The CJIS charges an additional $2 to notarize a name-based or fingerprint-based criminal history report.
The St. Charles County Sheriff’s Office provides court security, serves court documents, and transports prisoner. The various police departments of the cities and villages of St. Charles County fulfil primary law enforcement duties. To obtain an incident or accident report for the county, contact the police department that has jurisdiction over the event described. For example, the St. Charles Police Department provides police reports and fingerprinting services to the residents of the City of St. Charles (the county seat). To request a copy of police report for the city, complete a Record Request Form and bring or mail it to:
St. Charles City Police Department
1781 Zumbehl Road
St. Charles, MO 63303
The Records Window is available to the public from Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Bring along a copy of your driver’s license and payment. You can also fax the completed form to (636) 949-3299. The fee for each police report requested is $10. Cash (in-person requests online), money order, and check are accepted for payment. Make out the check or money order to the City of St. Charles.
Visit the St. Charles Police Department page on CrashDocs.org to obtain accident reports for the city.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol maintains a central database containing identifying information about all registered sex offenders in the state. You can search the Missouri Sex Offender Registry to find registered offenders by name, date of birth, and tier level. Select St. Charles from the county drop-down menu to restrict your search to offenders living in the county. You can also find registered offenders living in your neighborhood by searching the registry with a zip code or street address in St. Charles County.
The county jail is the St. Charles Department of Corrections located at 301 N. Second Street, St. Charles, MO 63301. To contact the facility, call (636) 949-3003 or fax (636) 949-7344. Friends and family can fund inmates’ accounts by make cash and credit/debit card deposits at the ATM in the jail lobby. They can also deposit with credit/debit cards online on the JailATM website.
The St. Charles County Circuit Court makes up Missouri’s Eleventh Judicial Circuit. It is the highest trial court in the county. Below are its address and contact information:
300 North 2nd Street
St. Charles, M0 63301
Phone: (636) 949-3080
The Circuit Clerk maintains the records of this court. The Office of the Circuit Clerk is in Suite 217 of the courthouse at the address listed above. Visit this office to look up judgement indexes and liens of the Circuit Court. Members of the public can view the records of the St. Charles County Circuit Court online on the Missouri Case.net portal.
Visit the courthouse to request copies of case records. You can also submit a request by email or faxing it to (636) 949-7390. The fee for copies of court records is 25 cents per page. There is an additional $1.50 fee for certified copies.
St. Charles County also has 11 Municipal Courts. Contact these courts to request to view or obtain their records. Their addresses and contact details are:
Augusta Municipal Division
St. Charles County Courthouse
300 North 2nd Street, Suite 217, St. Charles, MO 63301
Phone: (636) 949-3080
Fax: (636) 949-7390
Cottleville Municipal Court
5490 5th Street, Cottleville, MO 63304
Phone: (636) 498-6363
Fax: (636) 498-6575
Dardenne Prairie Municipal Court
2032 Hanley Road, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368
Phone: (636) 755-5333
Fax: (636) 625-0077
Foristell Municipal Court
121 Mulberry Street, Foristell, MO 63348
Phone: (636) 463-2123 ext. 224
Fax: (636) 673-2701
Lake St. Louis Municipal Court
Lake Saint Louis Civic Center
200 Civic Center Drive, Lake St. Louis, MO 63367
Phone: (636) 625-1058
Fax: (636) 625-6019
O'Fallon Municipal Court
1019 Bryan Road, O'Fallon, MO 63366
Phone: (636) 240-8766
Fax: (636) 379-5415
St. Charles County Municipal Court
399 Turner Boulevard, St. Peters, MO 63376
Phone: (636) 949-1833
Fax: (636) 949-1855
St. Charles Municipal Court
1781 Zumbehl Road, St. Charles, MO 63303
Phone: (636) 949-3378
Fax: (636) 940-4607
St. Peters Municipal Court
St. Peters Justice Center
1020 Grand Teton Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376
Phone: (636) 279-8280
Fax: (636) 928-4482
Weldon Spring Municipal Court
5401 Independence Road, Weldon Spring, MO 63304
Phone: (636) 441-2110 ext. 108
Fax: (636) 441-8495
Wentzville Municipal Court
1001 Schroeder Creek Boulevard, Wentzville, MO 63385
Phone: (636) 639-2193
Fax: (636) 639-6217
The Circuit Clerk maintains all divorce records for St. Charles County. To obtain a copy of your divorce decree or judgement, contact the Office of the Circuit Clerk by calling (636) 949-3080 or visiting:
300 N. Second St.
St. Charles, MO 63301
The Register of Deeds issues marriage licenses in St. Charles County and provides copies on request. You can search for the county’s marriage license records online from the St. Charles County Public Access ROAM website. To request for copies of marriage licenses, call the Register of Deeds’ office at (636) 949-7505 or visit:
201 N. Second St.
St. Charles, MO 63301
The Vital Records Division of the St. Charles County Department of Public Health provides birth and death certificates for residents. To apply for these vital records in person, bring a valid photo ID to:
St. Charles County Department of Public Health
Vital Records Division
1650 Boone’s Lick Road - Upper Level
St. Charles, MO 63301
This office accepts in-person requests from Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Alternatively, send a completed and notarized Application for Copy of Birth or Death Certification to:
Attn: Vital Records
St. Charles County Government Department of Public Health
1650 Boone’s Lick Rd.
St. Charles, MO 63301
Include a personal check or money order for record fees in your request. Make your check payable to St. Charles County Government.
The fee for each copy of birth certificate is $15. The Vital Records Division charges $13 for the first death certificate and $10 for each additional copy of the same record ordered at the same time.