Lawrence County Courthouse Justice
Lawrence County Courthouse Justice

Photo of Lawrence County Courthouse with Lady Justice and U.S. flag

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Lawrence County Justice Center
Lawrence County Justice Center

Lawrence County, Missouri, Justice Center with Courthouse 2009

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Lawrence County Courthouse Justice
Lawrence County Courthouse Justice

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The Historic Courthouse is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. You may contact the following offices at these numbers:

HEALTH DEPT. - Call 466-2201 or visit web site.

 

COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE - Call 466-2638 or visit web site.

COLLECTOR'S OFFICE - Call 466-2410. Receipts and statements are available on the web site, www.lawrencecountycollector.com You can now pay by phone: 1-800-652-0405

RECORDER'S OFFICE - 466-2670 or visit web site.

ASSESSOR'S OFFICE - Call 466-2831, fax 466-3931 or e-mail lcmoassessor@sofnet.com. You can now file assessment lists online: www.lawrencecountymoassessor.com

COUNTY COMMISSION - Call or leave message at 466-3666.

MT. VERNON LICENSE OFFICE - Call 466-4087.

UNIVERSITY EXTENSION OFFICE - Call 466-3102.

TREASURER'S OFFICE - Call 466-2662.

PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE - Call 466-2846.

Calendar
Dec. 31

Tax deadline

County news

Tax deadline is Dec. 31; here's how you can pay

Lawrence County real and personal property taxes are due by Dec. 31.

You may check how much you owe and pay online at www.lawrencecountycollector.com.

You also have the option of paying by phone (1-800-652-0405). Follow the prompts. There are extra charges for credit card payments.

You can pay in person at the office of the County Collector until Friday, Dec. 30. The office is open 8 a.m. to 3:55 p.m., but staff advise taxpayers to arrive by 3:30 p.m. The County Collector's Office is located on the main floor of the Historic Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Square, Mt. Vernon.

Failure to receive a tax statement does not exempt you from paying taxes by the Dec. 31 deadline.

Circuit clerk's office announces job opening

Job Title: Court Clerk

Job Description:  Basic Function and Responsibility

The Court Clerk position is advanced work using an electronic filing system in a court within the Missouri State Court System.    Work Involves responsibility for court case processing which may require the application of independent judgement and the application of statutes, policies and regulations, with minimal supervision.  Work requires frequent interaction with the public providing exceptional customer service.    Work may also involve financial record keeping within an automated case management system, providing direct support for a circuit judge or associate circuit judge providing a full range of responsibilities within the division’s jurisdiction.

How to Apply: Go On-Line   www.courts.mo.gov/careers/ 

Submit Resume by email to: pamela.fobair@courts.mo.gov

Full-Time Position: 40 Hours a week

 With Health Insurance and Benefits.

Application Deadline: December 19, 2022

Contact Person/Information: Pamela Fobair, (417)466-2471, Ext. 112

Lawrence County official election results

 

Nearly 49% of registered voters in Lawrence County cast ballots in the November 2022 general election. County Clerk Tammy Riebe has released official election results: SUMMARY   DETAIL

Teresa Pace appointed public administrator

 

Lawrence County Commission appointed Teresa Pace public administrator following the resignation of Janice Martin. Pace, who had been serving as deputy public administrator, will serve the remainder of Martin's term.

2023 holiday schedule for county offices

Lawrence County Commission has set the 2023 holiday schedule for county offices.

 

Notice of Use Tax

 

(Lawrence County Clerk Tammy Riebe, Sept. 20, 2021) Lawrence County, Missouri previously adopted a use tax, which is currently in effect. A use tax is the equivalent of a sales tax on purchases made from out-of-state vendors by in-state buyers and on certain taxable business transactions. The use tax rate for Lawrence County is currently 2.125 percent which is equal to the total local sales tax rate. Certain purchases from out-of-state vendors will become subject to an expansion of the use tax effective on January 1, 2023, as provided by state law.

If any local sales tax is repealed or the rate is reduced or raised by voter approval, the local use tax rate shall also be deemed to be repealed, reduced, or raised by the same action.

I, Tammy Riebe, County Clerk for Lawrence County, Missouri, do hereby certify that the foregoing is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, correct. Dated this 3rd day of September 2021.

Census Bureau puts county's population at 38,001

 

The U.S. Census Bureau puts Lawrence County's 2020 population at 38,001, slightly below the 2010 figure of 38,634. However, another indicator suggests more people are living in Lawrence County than did in 2010. There has been a 1.4 percent increase in individual and household personal property assessment lists returned to the county assessor in the same time period.

 

The Census Bureau ranks Lawrence County as 31st in population in Missouri's listing of 114 counties and the City of St. Louis.

Lawrence County experienced population drops in 1910, 1920, 1930, 1950 and 1960; but it recorded steady growth from 1960 through 2010.

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Ballot issues
Ballot issues

County Clerk Tammy Riebe and deputy clerk Terry Pace post the text from ballot issues voters will be considering Nov. 8, 2022.

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An image of the Historic Courthouse by Dennis Harter

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Angel Tree gifts needed by Dec. 2
Angel Tree gifts needed by Dec. 2

A Holiday Central angel tree can be found in the foyer of the Historic Courthouse. People can adopt an angel tag and return the purchased items and tag to the courthouse no later than Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.

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Ballot issues
Ballot issues

County Clerk Tammy Riebe and deputy clerk Terry Pace post the text from ballot issues voters will be considering Nov. 8, 2022.

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