Clerk of the County Commission: RSMO-Chapter 51


The office of Clerk of the County Commission was established by State Statute in 1946. Not to be confused with the Office of the Circuit Clerk which deals in Court related issues.


400 E LOCUST RM 201

UNION MO 63084

PHONE 636-583-6355/FAX 636-583-7320


 Office hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday thru Friday

General Office Duties

Chief Election Authority

County General Ledger-manage the general ledger of the several funds of the County.

Accounts Receivable-record all receivables other than miscellaneous to general ledger.

Accounts Payable-issue all warrants on invoices through general ledger.




Other Responsibilities

Certify Assessed Values-compile and calculate values submitted by Assessor and State, submit final values to State and to taxing entities within the County.

Grant Monitoring-monitor all revenues and expenses of Federal and State grants and reimbursements as required by law.

Financial Statement-Compile and publish the annual financial statement as required by law and assist in gathering data for annual audit.

Board of Equalization-Secretary to the Board, duties include recording minutes of meetings and hearings of appeals. 

TIF and CID-Franklin County has entered into agreements with the City of Washington regard a Tax Increment Financing area and a Community Improvement District.  The County Clerk monitors and disperses funds for these areas per the agreements.

Flood Lease Properties-Flooding in Franklin County has resulted in Federal buyouts of some flooded areas that become the property of the County and under Federal guidelines can be leased.  The County Clerk is responsible for tracking these leases.

Other duties to numerous to list.



Notary Commissions

Follow this link to the Secretary of States website to find out more about becoming a Notary Public.

Notary Commissions


After your application has been approved bring the following to the County Clerks Office:

Letter of approval from the state

Bond as required by law

$3.00 filing fee (cash or check only)

Liquor License

For information regarding County Liquor License, select the Liquor License link.

For information regarding State Liquor License go to the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control web site.




The County Clerk's office has microfilmed information as follows:

Partial Birth Records- 1883 to 1892

Partial Death Records- 1883 to 1887

Land Tax Records- 1835 to 1988

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions regarding items not relevant to the County Clerk's office:


  • Court related issues including jury duty, traffic tickets or Court dates please contact the office of the "Circuit Clerk" 636-583-7366.
  • Property value questions please contact the Assessor's Office 636-583-6348
  • Property tax questions please contact the Collector's Office 636-583-6353
  • Personal Property Non Assessment Card please contact the Assessor's Office 636-583-6346
  • Marriage License please contact the Recorder of Deeds 636-583-6367
  • Birth Certificates after 1920 and Death Certificates after 1980 please contact the Health Department 636-583-7300