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County Clerk Rita Milam

County Clerk Rita MilamScott County Clerk Rita Milam
P.O. Box 188
Benton, Missouri 63736
Phone: 573-545-3549 | Fax: 573-545-3540
Email: countyclerk@scottcountymo.com

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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Open during the lunch hour

The County Clerk's office is located on the first floor,
south end of of the courthouse.

County Clerk, Rita Milam

Beverly Riley Deputy Clerk
Rosemary Irwin, Deputy Clerk

Loraine Reischman, Deputy Clerk

Andreia Dunivan, Deputy Clerk

Frequently Asked Questions


The County Clerk serves as the Secretary of the County Commission and keeps records of the proceedings and actions of the Commission. In addition, the County Clerk is the Scott County election authority and oversees the activities that take place before and during all state, municipal, school and local elections including voter registration and issuing absentee ballots.

The County Clerk's office is also responsible for:

  • issuing Notary Commissions to those who are approved by the Secretary of State.
  • sale of liquor licenses in Scott County.

Some older records of the county are kept by the County Clerk. These include some birth and death records from 1883 -1886 and county court records though they are limited in number. Anyone interested in the older records should first contact the office to confirm hours and costs of copies.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I receive an absentee ballot?

Submit a request for an absentee ballot in writing to the County Clerk's office. Include your name, address, social security number, your reason for requesting an absentee ballot and the address to which the ballot should be mailed. You must sign the request.


How can I obtain a flood plain permit?

Contact Emergency Management with the following information:

  • name of property owner,
  • parcel number,
  • any information you may have on the property's elevation and a physical 911 address.

How do I get an E911 address for my property?

Contact the Emergency Management Director at 573-545-3549 at the Scott County Courthouse in Benton.

Scott County Mo
P.O. Box 188 :: 131 S. Winchester Street
Benton, Missouri 63736
Phone: 573-545-3549 Fax: 573-545-3540

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