County FAQ

Q. How do I license my car?

A. Obtain a paid personal property tax receipt from the County Collector’s Office, or a tax waiver from the County Assessor’s Office. Waivers are only issued, if you did not own a vehicle the vehicle on January 1st of the current year, or if you lived in another state. You will also need proof of insurance, renewal for or purchase information. Take all the above to the License Bureau in Callaway County. 354 Country Meadows Ln, Fulton, MO (Off State Rd. F), 573-642-1100.

Q. How do I pay my traffic ticket?

A. Look on your ticket to see if you were cited by City of Fulton, Highway Patrol, or Callaway County Sheriff. For City of Fulton tickets, see Sue Slaughter at City Hall 573-592-3111. For Highway Patrol or County Sheriff contact the Circuit Clerk’s Traffic Clerk 573-642-0780.

Q. Where do I file small claims cases?

A. Contact the Circuit Clerk’s Office, Courthouse, 10 East 5th St. Fulton, MO 573-642- 0780.

Q. Where do I find out about Child Support?

A. Contact the Circuit Clerk’s Office, Courthouse, 10 East 5th St. Fulton, MO 573-642- 0780.

Q. Where do I file for an Order of Protection?

A. Contact the Circuit Clerk’s Office, Courthouse, 10 East 5th St. Fulton, MO 573-642- 0780.

Q. How do I contact the Public Defender?

A. The Public Defender’s Office is located at 500 Market St, Fulton, MO 573-592-4155.

Q. Where do I get a marriage license?

A. Contact the Recorder of Deeds Office, Courthouse, 10 East 5th St., Fulton, MO 573- 642-0787.

Q. How do I change my billing address for tax purposes?

A. Contact the Assessor’s Office, Courthouse, 10 East 5th St., Fulton, MO 573-642-0766.

Q. How do I get a copy of my paid personal property tax receipt?

A. Contact the County Collector’s Office, Courthouse, 10 East 5th St, Fulton, MO 573- 642-0747.

Q. How do I obtain a tax statement if I’m new to the county?

A. Contact the County Assessor’s Office, Courthouse, 10 East 5th St, Fulton, MO 573- 642-0766.

Q. When are the current tax statements mailed?

A. The Collector of Revenue mails tax statements out the last week in October.

Q. Where do I obtain a Merchant License?

A. The Collector of Revenue, Courthouse, 10 East 5th, Fulton, MO 573-642-0747. You are required to obtain a Merchant License if you are selling goods, wares, and merchandise either retail or wholesale. Once you obtain your Missouri Sales Tax ID from the Department of Revenue (573-751-2836) bring the ID number to the Collector’s Office and fill out the required application for the county. If you only provide a service (mowing lawns, cleaning houses, washing windows etc. no license is required.

Q. How do I obtain an Auctioneer’s License?

A. County Clerk’s Office, Courthouse, 10 East 5th St., Fulton, MO 573-642-0730.

Q. How do I know which Courtroom I am supposed to be in?

A. On the day of court, lists are posted on the courtroom doors. If your name is not on the list contact the Circuit Clerk’s Office, Courthouse, 10 E. 5th, Fulton, MO (2nd floor, Courthouse) or for prior court details call 573-642-0780.

Q. Where do I go to report for Jury Duty?

A. Go to the 2nd floor of the Courthouse (10 E. 5th St., Fulton, MO), or contact the Circuit Clerk’s Office, 573-642-0780.

Q. Where do I get a copy of my birth certificate?

A. Certified copies of birth certificates from 20 years ago to present can be obtained at the Callaway County Health Department, 4950 County Road 304, Fulton, MO 573-642- 6881. Records PRIOR to 20 years ago can be obtain at the Bureau of Vital Records, P. O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102, 573-751-6387.

Q. Where do I record or find information on a deed?

A. The Recorder of Deeds Office, Courthouse, 10 East 5th St., Fulton, MO 573-642- 0787.

Q. Where do I go to apply for a job?

A. Applications can be picked up at the Human Resource Director’s Office, Courthouse Basement, 10 East 5th St. Fulton, MO. Advertisements for all county openings are run for 3 days in the Fulton Sun Gazette.

Q. How do I register to vote?

A. Register in person at the County Clerk’s Office, Courthouse, 10 East 5th St. , Fulton, MO 573-642-0730. You must be at least 17 ½ years old to register, but cannot vote until your 18th birthday. You must provide proper identification. In order to vote in an upcoming election, registration must take place by the fourth Wednesday prior to the election date. Upon completion of the registration information, a Voter Registration ID card will be sent to you that indicates the ward and precinct you will vote. For more info contact the County Clerk.