519 North Grand Avenue
Houston, MO 65483
The office is responsible for filing the following cases: Dissolution of Marriage, Damages, Injunctions, Condemnations, Adoptions, Juvenile, Paternity, Child Protection, Adult Abuse and etc. All Adoptions, Juvenile, Paternity, Child Protection and Child Support cases are confidential and cannot be viewed by the public. The Circuit Clerk’s office also files cases for criminal felonies, murders, robberies, driving while intoxicated and possession of controlled substance. Misdemeanors that are bound over from Associate Court, Municipal Court and Small Claims Court of Appeals are also filed in this office.
The responsibility for assessing and collecting court cost falls upon the Circuit Clerk’s Office, as well as retaining files and records on these costs. Texas County receives some reimbursements from the State of Missouri for all defendants that are sent to the Department of Corrections but only after the request for reimbursements has been sent by the Circuit Clerk’s Office. This office also files Mechanics Liens, Transcript Judgments and Foreign Judgments.
The Circuit Court has three terms per year which are January, May and September and it is the responsibility of the Circuit Clerk to see that jury is summoned for these terms. Names of jury service are put in a computer from a list of persons with drivers license received from the Department of Revenue. Jurors are then selected by a computer.