Bates County Missouri

Bates County Courthouse Offices

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

Office Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm weekdays (closed 12:00 – 1:00 pm) unless stated otherwise


  • Assessor: Carl Bettels, 660-679-3157, 103 West Dakota, Room 4 Butler, MO 64730
    • Responsibilities: Real Estate Property Assessment, Personal Property Assessment, Plat Book Sales
    • Office Hours:  Monday-Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Closed 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm) Friday’s 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

 




  • County Clerk: Marlene Wainscott, 103 West Dakota, Rm 1, Butler, MO 64730
    • 660-679-3371
    • bates@sos.mo.gov
    • Responsibilities: Elections, Voter Registration, Accounts Payable, Budget Officer, Financial Statement, Personnel / Benefits, Licenses (Auctions and Liquor), Payroll
  • The County Clerk shall charge a fee of three dollars for each certificate, bond, filing, petition, license, order, recording, or other document, writing, or transaction handled in accordance with the duties of the office of County Clerk.
    • Notary Public Commission………………………….. $6.00
    • Notary Service Fee……………………………………. $2.00 each 8-1/2” by 11” page
    • Liquor License Fee……………………………………. $3.00
    • Auctioneer’s License Fee……………………………. $3.00
    • Voter List………………………………………………… $0.10 per page with minimum of $15.00
    • Voter CD…………………………………………………. $10.00
    • Absentee Voter List…………………………………… $0.25 per page
    • Absentee Application List…………………………… $0.25 per page (only available to candidates or written request letter from candidate)
    • Labels…………………………………………………………. You supply Avery 5160 labels @ $0.50 a page, we supply labels @ $1.00 a page

 


  • Coroner: Greg Mullinax, 10 S High St, Butler, phone 660-679-0009,  greg@batescountycoroner.com
    • 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 batesema480@batescomo.net,
    • 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.


  • 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

  • Recorder of Deeds: Danyelle Baker, 660-679-3611, 103 West Dakota, Room 3 Butler, MO 64730
    • dbakerrecorder@gmail.com
    • 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.


  • Surveyor: W. C. (Bill) Lethcho, 660-679-4031, 103 West Dakota, Room 6 Butler, MO 64730
    • Responsibilities: Surveys, County Road Engineer, Flood Plain Manager


  • Collector/Treasurer:  
    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
  • Hours
    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.

Responsibilities
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.