Douglas County, MO Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce Records

Douglas County vital recordsDouglas County, named after Stephen A. Douglas, the famous U.S. Senator who ran against Lincoln in the 1860 Presidential election and lost, is a fairly small county with only 13,600 residents approximately. All official offices and locations where individuals can obtain certified copies of records are located in the town of Ava, the county seat. The Douglas County Health Department, where qualified individuals can apply for birth and death certificates, is at 603 NW 12th Ave. All pertinent information is provided on the Department website, as well as linking to its parent organization, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, which also provides vital records for all counties at the state level. Also in Ava are the Circuit Clerk and Recorder of Deeds, both in the Douglas County Courthouse at 203 SE Second Ave. The former handles criminal and civil records, while the latter is in charge of marriage and property records.

Douglas County Recorder Office - Birth, Death, Marriage & Divorce Records


Douglas County
PO Box 1538
Ava, MO 65608
Hours of Operation: 8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 417-683-1219
Fax: 417-683-1275
Real Estate: 417-683-4713
Assessor: 417-683-2829
Treasurer: 417-683-2183
Elections: 417-683-4714
Other: 417-683-4314
Recording Officer: Recorder of Deeds
Records Online: Real Estate, Deed, Lien
Assessor Address: PO Box 92

Douglas County Marriage & Divorce Records


Douglas County Birth & Death Records

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