Bates County Missouri

Bates County Courthouse Offices

Here you will find office and contact information about all the county offices.

Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30 weekdays (closed 12:00 – 1:00 pm)

Assessor: Roger Pruden, 660-679-3157, 103 West Dakota, Room 4 Butler, MO 64730
Responsibilities: Real Estate Property Assessment, Personal Property Assessment, Plat Book Sales

Court: Shelli White, Circuit Clerk 660-679-5171, 1 North Delaware, Butler, MO 64730, 2nd Floor
Please click for for the Circuit Court Page with more information

Commission: Jim Wheatley, Presiding Commissioner, Ken Mooney, Northern Commissioner,
Trent Nelson, Southern Commissioner, 660-679-3371, 103 West Dakota, Room 5 Butler, MO 64730
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, 103 West Dakota, Room 1 Butler, MO 64730
Responsibilities: Elections, Voter Registration, Accounts Payable, Budget Officer, Financial Statement, Personnel / Benefits, Licenses (Auctions and Liquor), Payroll

Department of Revenue Gas Refund Application Form  Form 4924

Department of Revenue Gas Refund Claim Form  Form 4923

Coroner: Greg Mullinax, 10 S High St, Butler, phone 660-679-0009,
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 homicide, suicide or accident.

Emergency Management: Bates County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), Office 660-200-2034 Fax 660-200-2035, Emergencies: Call Director Dennis Jacobs Cell 660-424-0620 or Home 660-200-2159; 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 M. Brandon Baker, Juvenile Judge, 660-679-4434
Please click for for the Juvenile Court Page with more information.

Public Administrator: Brenda Doody, 1 N Delaware,  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 1 North Delaware, Butler, MO, 64730 1st Floor
Reponsibilities: Prosecution of all Felony and Misdemeanor Cases.

Recorder of Deeds: Danyelle Baker, 660-679-3611, 103 West Dakota, Room 3 Butler, MO 64730

Chief Deputy: Stephanie Austin  Deputy: Robin Kuhns
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,
Non-Emergency 660-679-3232
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, 103 West Dakota, Room 6 Butler, MO 64730
Responsibilities: Surveys, County Road Engineer, Flood Plain Manager

Township Information:  Please click here for a TOWNSHIP-OFFICIALS LIST
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Jim Platt
County Collector/Treasurer

Kacie Robey
Deputy Collector/Treasurer

Melanie Martin
Deputy Collector/Treasurer

103 West Dakota, Room 2 Butler, MO 64730

Phone: (660)679-3341
Fax: (660) 227-7089

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.