Mississippi County Clerk, Emily K Pullen was elected to office November 2018 and officially took office January 1, 2019. The County Clerk holds a four year term and is a seat that is elected by the county at large. The County Clerk's office is the "nerve center" of the county government: ranging from the daily administration of the county's business to conducting elections to personnel administration to risk management to flood plain management to a host of other administrative functions, the County Clerk is considered the Chief Administrative Officer of the county
In response to COVID-19 concerns as of Monday, March 23rd the County Clerk's Office will be locking office doors but we will still be conducting business as usual. We ask that if you need to come to our office, you remain in your vehicle and call us. DIRECT LINE # 573-683-2959.
If you need to absentee vote for April 7th election, which has now been moved to June 2nd, we will bring your ballot to your vehicle and allow you to curbside vote.
For Candidate filing call the office and we will escort you in.
For new/updates to Voter Registration call the office and we will bring the necessary forms to your vehicle.
For all other county related business, please call the main line at (573) 683-2146 and follow the prompts.
Sorry for any inconveniences this may cause, thank you for your patience.
Emily K Pullen
Mississippi County Clerk
Office Staff Christina Branam, Deputy County Clerk Lori Adams, Registrar of Voters
Responsibilities and Duties of the
County Clerk's Office:
The County Clerk is the Budget/Accounting officer for the county and accounts for all monies expended from and received into the multiple varied funds of the County.
The County Clerk's office is responsible for the processing of accounts payable and payroll for the county.
The County Clerk is responsible for the preparation and publication of the county's annual financial statement.
The County Clerk's office maintains account books for both the Treasurer and the Collector as a system of "checks and balances" on county funds.
The County Clerk is the local election authority and is responsible for conducting all elections in the county, whether the election is for federal, state, county, school, city, or special purpose district candidates or issues.
The County Clerk's office maintains the voter registration files for the county and conducts voter registration throughout the county.
The County Clerk maintains files on any local candidate or committee who is required to file a Campaign Finance Disclosure Statement.
You may register to vote at the following locations:
CHARLESTON HIGH SCHOOL
EAST PRAIRIE HIGH SCHOOL
CHARLESTON CITY HALL
EAST PRAIRIE CITY HALL
WYATT CITY HALL
ANNISTON CITY HALL
BERTRAND CITY HALL
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
DIVISION OF FAMILY SERVICES
FLOOD PLAIN MANAGEMENT The County Clerk is the Administrator of the county's Flood Plain Management program. A "Development Permit" must be obtained from the County Clerk's office prior to any development of the unincorporated area of the county.
E-911 ADDRESSING The County Clerk's office issues all E-911 addresses for the rural areas of the county. A Flood Plain Permit or Exemption is also required in addition to the addressing of a property.
LIQUOR LICENSE The County Clerk's office issues liquor license for the county. Any establishment offering intoxicating beverages for sale at retail in the county, whether in an incorporated or unincorporated areas, is required to have a county liquor license in addition to a state and municipal license (unincorporated areas only).
OAK GROVE CEMETERY Mississippi County owns, maintains, and operates the Oak Grove Cemetery located on West Highway 60, approximately two miles west of Charleston.
The County Clerk's office issues permits for the Oak Grove Cemetery for the following: Grave Spaces Grave Openings Grave Markers
The County Clerk's office has a record of grave markers for the Oak Grove Cemetery as complied by the Mississippi County Genealogical Society. These are the only Oak Grove Cemetery records in existence.
The County Clerk maintains a permanent record of the proceedings of the County Commission (formerly the County Court), the governing body of the county. These records date back to 1845; the year Mississippi County was organized.
The County Clerk's office issues Notary Public Commissions.
The County Clerk's office administers the personnel system for the county as it pertains to employee salary, benefits, and other related personnel issues.