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Bates County Court House
1 North Delaware
Butler, MO 64730
Office Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 weekdays (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)
Assessor: Roger Pruden, 660-679-3157, 1st Floor
Responsibilities: Real Estate Property Assessment, Personal Property Assessment, Plat Book Sales
Court: Diana L. Rich, Circuit Clerk 660-679-5171, 2nd Floor
Please click for for the Circuit Court Page with more information
Commission: Jim Wheatley, Presiding Commissioner, Jim Scott, Northern Commissioner,
Larry Hacker, Southern Commissioner, 660-679-3371, 1st Floor
The Commissioners meet in regular sessions Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am - 12 and from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Please click for for the County Commission Page with more information
Clerk: Marlene Wainscott, 660-679-3371, 1st FLoor
Responsibilities: Elections, Voter Registration, Accounts Payable, Budget, Financial Statement, Personnel / Benefits, Licenses (Auctions and Liquor), Payroll, and Notary
Coroner: Gary Schowengerdt, 1301 N, Osage, Butler, 660-679-6555, E-Mail
Responsibilities: The coroner shall be called when a person dies and has not been attended by a physician thirty six hours before death or any death due to violence by homocide, suicide or accident.
Emergency Management: Bates County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), 660-200-2034 Fax 660-200-2035 E-Mail, Emergencies: Call Director Ron Nissen 660-424-0991 or Deputy Director Brad Vermaas 660-679-8101 If no answer call: Bates County Sheriff's Department 660-679-3232 or 911
Responsibilities: Organized analysis, decision making and assignment of available resources to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the effects of all hazards.
Juvenile Court:Judge James K. Journey, Juvenile Judge, 660-679-4434
Please click for for the Juvenile Court Page with more information.
Public Administrator: Sharon Cumpton, 108 E. Ft. Scott, P.O. Box 240, Butler, MO 64730 660-200-7225
Responsibilities: Court Appointed Guardian, Conservator, Personal Representative for Wards, Protectees and Descedants
Prosecutor: Hugh C. Jenkins, 660-679-4030 2nd Floor E-Mail the Prosecutor
Responsibilites: Prosecution of all Felony and Misdemeanor Cases.
Recorder of Deeds: Lucille Mundey, 660-679-3611, 1st Floor
Responsibilities: All land transactions, Marriage Licenses, Records Surveys and Plats of Subdivisions, Armed Forces Discharge Papers, Federal and State Tax Liens
Please click for for the Recorder of Deeds Page with more information about any service they provide or a complete schedule of fees.
Sheriff's Department: Chad Anderson, Sheriff, 6 West Ft. Scott Street,
Responsibilities: Provide Rural Law Enforcement, Jail Management, Crime Investigation, Court Service
Please click for for the Sheriff's Department Web Site and more information
Surveyor: W. C. (Bill) Lethcho, 660-679-4031, 1st Floor
Responsibilities: Surveys, County Road Engineer, Flood Plain Manager
Township Information: Please click here for the Township Information Page.
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1 North Delaware
Butler, MO 64730
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday – Friday (Closed from noon to 1pm)
Welcome to the website of Bates County Office of Collector/Treasurer. We hope you find the information provided helpful in understanding the property tax payment process.
The Office of County Collector is a countywide elected position for a term of four years. Our goal is to serve the citizens of Bates County in a responsible and respectful way, by providing friendly, efficient, progressive, and accountable services while fulfilling our obligation to follow the Statues of the State of Missouri.
The County Collector/Treasurer is responsible for two county offices in Bates County the collection of current and delinquent property taxes for the county and various political subdivisions within the county, which have authorized property tax levies.
The department is also responsible for the accounting and distribution of collections to tax entities such as school, Townships, and health center. The collection of merchant license fees, auctioneer, utility, and levee and railroad taxes are also the responsibility of the County Collector/Treasurer.
The Collector’s office is also responsible for conducting the delinquent real estate tax certificate sale held the fourth Monday of every August. Primary tax records are maintained and held for public use within the Collector's office.
The Treasurer's office primarily works with other county officeholders and employees. The Bates County Treasurer is responsible for the distribution of payments as the signatory, keeping records of banking activities and the investment of cash not currently needed. The Treasurer keeps detailed and accurate reports and records of revenue information concerning the County, makes investments and analyzes cash flow management. In addition, the Treasurer's office writes and disburses several types of checks which include accounts payable checks, jury payroll and operating accounts. The Bates County Treasurer currently manages 35 separate funds and provides the County Clerk Marlene Wainscott with information she needs to balance the budget and produce the annual county financial statement.
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