The County Clerk's office emphasizes serving the citizens of Clay County with integrity, responsibility, and efficiency.

The duties of the County Clerk include:

  • Maintaining complete and accurate records of the County Commission
  • Collecting fees and issuing licenses (liquor, amusement and firework, auctioneer, wrecking and towing)
  • Swearing in notaries
  • Notarizing documents
  • Performing secretarial duties for the Board of Equalization (BOE)
  • Billing railroad and utility companies in Clay County
  • Certifying levy rates
  • 2023 Mill Levy Table (PDF)

Licenses & Permits

The Clay County Clerk's Office is responsible for issuing a variety of permits. If you need to apply for a license, please review the process and requirements below:


The County Clerk is responsible for the local processing of notary public commissions.
Applicants must first apply with the Missouri Secretary of States Office, Commissions Division.

Learn more here.