Welcome! The County Clerk's office is your source for official information about elections, voter registration, liquor licenses, auctioneer licenses, notary commissions, tours of the courthouse, and so much more. We hope our website is helpful, but please don't hesitate to contact our office with any questions or concerns. Thank you!
~ Mary Baack-Garvey
County Clerk's Office
411 Jules Street, Room 121, Saint Joseph, MO 64501
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
We are open during lunch hours.
Tours are available of the County Courthouse by contacting the County Clerk's office at 271-1412. Please let us know the number of students/people in your group and what you are interested in learning about (i.e. history, architecture, county government).
A limited number of birth and death records for the period of 1883-1893 are kept in the County Clerk's office. Please contact the Clerk's Office at 271-1412 if the records you need are within those years. WE DO NOT HAVE RECORDS FOR ANY OTHER YEARS HERE IN THE COURTHOUSE. PLEASE SEE THE LIST BELOW AND USE OUR HELPFUL LINKS TO CONTACT OTHER AGENCIES: * Birth Records after 1910- Contact Patee Hall at (816) 271-4636. * Birth Records from 1891-1909- Contact the St. Joseph Public Library at (816) 232-8151 * All Death Certificates- Contact Vital Records at (573) 751-6387 *Genealogy Information- Contact NW Missouri Genealogy Society at (816) 233-0524 or check out their website.
Northwest Missouri Genealogy Society
Servers in St. Joseph, Missouri will need to contact the St. Joseph Police Department Records Division at 816-271-4076.
Conducting elections is a big job and we cannot do it alone! We need election judges (also known as poll workers) to help us get the job done during an election day. Being an election judge can be very rewarding for lots of reasons... helping your community by being part of the democratic process, making new friends, and earning some extra money.
Here are some of the requirements for the position:
If you are interested in becoming an election judge, please complete the Election Judge Application Form.pdf.
First, contact the Buchanan County Assessor's office at 816-271-1471 to discuss your reason for an appeal, and reach an agreement.
If an agreement cannot be reached, you may file an appeal with the Buchanan County Board of Equalization. Complete the Property Tax Assessment Appeal Form and mail, fax or email the completed form to the Buchanan County Clerk's office. An appointment will be set up with you and the Buchanan County Board of Equalization to discuss your appeal.
Assistant Chief Deputy Clerk