• Smithville Lake Access

    Smithville Lake Access

    Smithville Lake trails and trailhead restrooms remain open, within the guidelines of the Clay County Public Health Center. Marina slipholders continue to have access to their boat slip and property. Camp Branch Marina will continue to provide boat fueling services, but the bait shop will be closed to the public. Fishing, public docks, boat ramps, boating, parking lots, disc golf and other outdoor activities remain accessible, within the guidelines of the CCPHC. Smithville Lake is waiting for you!

  • Welcome to Clay County

    Welcome to Clay County

    If you are new to the area, just visiting or have lived here forever and are wondering what may be new or exciting... we invite you to head over to www.visitclaymo.com to look through our visitor's guide, check out all there is to see, do and eat! There is something for everyone. Find ideas for romantic getaways, fun things to do with your kiddos or plan a night out with your favorite people. It's all in Clay!

  • One of a Kind...

    One of a Kind...

    Clay County is a premier place to live, work, and play.  We have the thrill of urban development and the comfort of cozy neighborhoods... all surrounded by natural beauty!  At the government level, we strive to supplement our citizens’ experience by doing the core things extraordinarily well.  We deliver safe, smooth roadways outside of city limits; offer a network of parks, recreation, and historic sites; and we are committed to public safety, family-friendly events and public outreach. Our employees are here for you! 

  • Wander Back in Time...

    Wander Back in Time...

    Join us at one of Clay County's many historic sites. Spend an afternoon with Jesse James, go back in time to a one-room schoolhouse or visit the oldest continuously occupied home turned museum in Clay County! You can even plan your wedding at Historic Mt. Gilead Church built in 1833. Plan your adventure back in time... just stop by the Historic Sites and Museums section of our new tourism website then get out there and explore!

Update for 6/29: The Clay County Annex Building is located within Kansas City limits and is therefore under the jurisdiction of Kansas City’s new emergency orders starting June 29, 2020. To keep within compliance, face coverings or masks must be worn over the nose and mouth by all visitors and staff inside the Clay County Courthouse Annex. The Clay County Public Health Center’s COVID-19 50% building capacity guides remain in effect at all other buildings. The Clay County offices are now open to the public, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Social distancing rules will apply, masks are not required at these locations but are recommended, and only the entrances on Franklin and Water Streets will be open.  Clay County's essential services will still remain available online or by phone. For Smithville Lake Clay County Parks, visit them here for the most up to date openings. More information will be released as it becomes available. For more information on the current COVID-19 conditions, emergency orders, and recovery plans, please visit the Clay County Public Health Center's COVID-19 page.

Latest COUNTY NEWS
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Jan 31, 2019, 5:44 PM
On Monday, December 18, the Missouri State Auditor’s staff addressed Clay County officeholders and citizens with preliminary remarks about the scope and process of the audit. The Auditor’s office will conduct a comprehensive performance audit that will include elected offices and departments as chosen by the State Auditor. Continued...
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Dec 28, 2018, 4:17 PM
County officials took oath on Friday, December 28, 2018 in the Division 1 Courtroom. Congratulations to those who were voted to serve our citizens!
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Dec 28, 2018, 3:50 PM
Keeping up with the weather has been no small task, and we owe a massive THANK YOU to all county staff that put in extra work to keep us safe!
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Public comment Period

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Friday, July 10 from 4 to 5:00 p.m.

Public Comment Period is an opportunity for citizens to voice their questions, comments or concerns about the July 13th commission agenda items.

For those that wish to speak, you must register for a timeslot (https://form.jotform.com/201068196359966). Zoom call-in information: Meeting ID: 823 7000 4588, or one touch dial +13126266799, US (Chicago).

 

clay County Offices open to the public with some occupancy restrictions beginning June 29

In keeping with the Clay County Public Health Center’s COVID-19 50% building capacity guides, the Clay County offices will open to the public. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There may be wait times during peak hours, please plan ahead and we appreciate your patience with this process. Social distancing rules will apply, masks are not required but strongly recommended and only the entrances on Franklin and Water Streets will be open. All visitors are asked to check-in at the Water Street entrance for the Recorder of Deeds office and the Franklin Street entrance for the Assessor, Collector, or Clerk’s offices. Be sure that you have all of your paperwork and payment information with you and ready so that we can safely and quickly process your request.

The Clay County Annex Building is located within Kansas city limits and is therefore under the jurisdiction of Kansas City’s new emergency orders starting June 29, 2020. To keep within compliance, face coverings or masks must be worn over the nose and mouth by all visitors and staff inside the Clay County Courthouse Annex. Minors and guests with disabilities or medical conditions that do not allow for face masks to be worn are exempt from this requirement. All visitors will be asked to provide contact information. As directed in the order, all information will be kept confidential and utilized only for public health purposes or to address public health concerns. We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we implement these procedures.

See Mayor Lucas’ full executive order here.

Stay up to date with Clay County’s guidelines at https://www.claycountymo.gov.

For questions or assistance, you can call the Public Services line at 816-407-3650, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Official COUNTY STATEMENTS aND INFORMATION: COVID-19

June 29, 2020
The Clay County administration Building is now open to the public for walk-in service, 8 am to 5pm at 50% occupancy limits. There may be wait times during peak hours, please plan ahead and we appreciate your patience with this process. The Clay County Annex Building is located within Kansas city limits and is therefore under the jurisdiction of Kansas City’s new emergency orders starting June 29, 2020, masks are required at this location.

Click here for a complete list of statements and information regarding COVID-19 since March 18, 2020

 

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For more information and to stay up to date on ​​​​​COVID-19, visit the Clay County Public Health Center website.



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Explore CLAY COUNTY, MISSOURI

We invite you to come explore all there is to see, do and enjoy! From our rich history to family fun or a unique date night, Clay County offers you so many options. Not sure what to do first? Head over to www.visitclaymo.com to help plan your day.

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Clay County Careers

Positions available for those with experience in maintenance, road work, marinas, law enforcement, landscape horticulture, help desk, airport specialist, customer service, golf technicians and more!

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Visit Our Parks & Historic Sites! 

Our vision is to provide Clay County citizens and all visitors a higher quality of life. We strive to provide our visitors with opportunities to explore every interest, hobby and educational program that we have available. We encourage you to come out and explore our parks, historic sites and participate in our programs throughout the year.