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Emergency Management Agency

Scott County Emergency Management Agency

131 S. Winchester St., PO Box 431
Benton, Missouri 63736
Phone: 573-545-3549
Fax: 573-545-3540

Cell: 573-450-3221
Email: ema@scottcountymo.com

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Scott County Emergency Management Agency
is located on the basement floor
of the west wing of the Scott County Courthouse
in Benton.


Thomas A. Beardslee, Director

Trey Hardy, Deputy Director

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The focus of the Scott County Emergency Management Agency is protecting lives and property. Through planning, training and education, the EMA works continuously to ensure the safety and well-being of those who live and work in Scott County.

    Duties and services include:

    • 911 address assignment
    • Disaster planning
    • Community preparedness education
    • Community Emergency Response Team training
    • Severe weather watch/spotting
    • Amatuer Radio/Emergency communications
    • Flood Plain Management


    How do I get a Flood Plain Permit?

    Contact the Emergency Management Director at 573-545-3549 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.

K-9 Tactical Search & Rescue Emergency Operation Plan
(Password Protected)
Scott County CERT Scott County Addressing Policy
(Available Soon)
Scott County NIMS Policy
Contact Tom Beardslee, Scott Co. Emergency Management Director, for Emergency Operations Plan access information.
Clearly display your assigned 911 address number
to ensure responders are able to locate your home in an emergency. 

Scott County Ordinance 060627 (Section 7) is summarized below:

a)  Structures and residences within 50' of roadway - assigned number should be displayed on front of residence in the vicinity of the door or entry.

b) Structures or residences over 50' from roadway - assigned number shall additionally be displayed on a post, fence, wall, mailbox, or some structure at the property line adjacent to the walk or access drive.

c) Number shall be of a color that contrasts with the background color and be of three inches of height or larger and shall be visible from roadway at all times of the year.

d)  Display only the assigned number and remove any number that might be mistaken for or confused with the assigned number.

e) All residents are requested to post their assigned number and road name near their telephone for emergency reference.

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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