Bates County Missouri

Bates County Circuit Court

2nd Floor

660-679-5171 & 660-679-3188

Shelli White, Circuit Clerk
Deputy Circuit Clerks: Teresa Wilson, Elaine Diehl, Lynn Kauffman, Sandy Tallman, Shawna Johnson & Kim Smith

Responsibilities:  Child Support, All Circuit Court Records, Civil, Criminal, Jury Trials, Domestic, Passports, Jury Selection

Filing Fees effective July 1, 2021:

  • Small Claims up to $5,000…………………………………. $20.50*
  • Associate Civil up to $25,000……………………………… $48.50*
    • Trial De Novo Chapter 517…………………………. $48.50*
    • Small Claim Appeals………………………………….. $57.00*
  • Domestic Relations
    • Dissolution, Modifications, Legal Separations, Paternity………………….. $102.50*
  • Contempt, Family Access, Termination of Parental Rights………………………………… $100.50*
  • Adoptions…………………………………………………………. $148.50*
  • Circuit Civil over $40,000
    • Civil…………………………………………………………. $98.50*
    • Name Change……………………………………………. $98.50*
    • Trial De Novo Admin Hearings…………………… $95.50*
    • Circuit Appeal…………………………………………… $70.00
  • Probate
    • Letters Testamentary/Administration………… $133.50*
    • Admit Will Only……………………………………….. $53.50
    • Refusal of Letter – Spouse/Creditor……………. $53.50
    • Determination of Heirship………………………… $53.50
    • Small Estate Affidavit…………………………………$53.50
    • Guardian/Conservatorship—Adult…………….. $93.50*
    • Guardian/Conservatorship—Minor……………. $78.50*

*Service fees may apply