|State of Missouri Secretary of State Opening a Missouri Business Chillicothe: County Seat|
700 Webster St. Suite 10
Our office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (including the lunch hour) Monday thru Friday.
Notary Public books and applications are available at the County Clerk’s Office.
Steps to becoming a Missouri Notary Public:
1. Read booklet provided by State.
2. Complete mandatory training required by Secretary of State’s Office.
3. Send completed application to the Secretary of State.
4. Obtain a notary bond from an insurance company.
5. Bring the notary bond to the County Clerk’s Office, take the oath, sign the Notary ledger and pick up the official Notary Commission Certificate.
6. Obtain a notary stamp and other supplies.
Candidate filing for local and state offices opened at 8 a.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Livingston County offices up for election this year are those of associate circuit judge, presiding commissioner, county clerk, clerk of the circuit court, recorder of deeds and prosecuting attorney. Candidates for these positions will file with Livingston County Clerk Sherry Parks. The positions of Division I and Division II 43rd circuit court judge are also up for election. The 43rd circuit serves the counties of Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb and Livingston. Candidates for these positions will file with the Missouri secretary of state's office, along with candidates for U.S. senator, state auditor, 6th District U.S. representative and 7th District Missouri representative. The candidate filing period also opens Tuesday for the positions of township and ward committee men and committee women. The candidate filing period will remain open until 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 27. The primary election is Tuesday, August 7, and the general election is Tuesday, November 6. The salaries of the county positions are as follows: Associate Circuit Court Judge:$137,745; Presiding Commissioner: $37,411; County Clerk: $52,520; Clerk of the Circuit Court: $56,752; Recorder of Deeds: $52,520; Prosecuting Attorney: $73,824 (current compensation as a part-time position).
The last day to register to vote in the Tuesday, April 3 municipal election is Wednesday, March 7, at 5 p.m. Individuals who would like to register to vote in Livingston County or change their address due to a recent move may do so at the Livingston County clerk's office. The County Clerk's office is located on the second floor of the courthouse. Regular office hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. On March 7, the office will be open until 5 p.m. Special arrangements can be made by calling the clerk's office, Parks stated. Individuals will be required to show appropriate identification. Anyone with questions may contact the county clerk's office at 660-646-8000, ext. 3.
Individuals who are unable to vote at the polls may contact County Clerk Parks to make arrangements to vote absentee. Absentee ballots are available six weeks prior to each election.
Election Judge Information
Qualifications of election judges.
If you are interested in serving as an election judge for Livingston County, click here for the form as a pdf file.
Previous Election Results
Available at the County Clerk’s Office:
700 Webster St., Suite 10
A State Liquor License should be applied for and received before contacting the County. A County Liquor License must be renewed by June 30th each year.
2017 Plat Books are available at the County Clerk's Office. Following is a price list for the current books and maps.
2017 Plat books - $30.00
Wall Maps (48” X 36”) - E 9-1-1 Grid with landowners - $ 45.00
Road Maps (24” X 24”) - E 9-1-1
You may visit http://www.census.gov/ for information regarding the census.
2018 Dates & Deadlines
Municipal Election - Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Individuals must be registered to vote by March 7, 2018 at 5 p.m.
No person shall be entitled to vote...
How to Register
11/14/17 - Sherry Parks, Livingston County clerk and election authority, is in the process of canvassing the voter registration records in Livingston County. Federal and state laws mandate that the canvass be conducted every two years. Registered voters whose addresses are current on the voter registration records in the county clerk's office should expect to receive a new voter registration card within the next few weeks. Registered voters who have made an address change with the U.S. Postal Service in the past two years but have not updated their voter registration records should have received an Address Confirmation Notice recently. The voter needs to complete the notice and return it to the county clerk's office in the courthouse. Once these notices are received in the county clerk's office, a new voter registration card will be issued. If the notice is not received, the voter's eligibility to vote may be jeopardized if they are deemed an inactive voter. Federal and state laws require the county clerk/election authority to delete any voter who has maintained an inactive status through two federal election cycles. If a registered voter has not shown an acceptable form of identification to qualified election personnel, such as a member of the county clerk's staff or an election poll worker, and they have not moved, they will receive a letter stating that they are eligible to vote. They will not have a voter registration card.
Missouri's new photo voter ID law went into effect June 1, 2017. Although all properly registered voters will be mailed new voter registration cards, the card can no longer serve as their identification. Voters must have a photo ID in order to vote. A few forms of identifications that qualify are Missouri Driver's License, Nondriver License, U.S. Passport, or Military ID. If the voter does not have a photo ID, but they have another qualified form of identification, and it is determined that they are in fact registered to vote, they will be allowed to vote if they sign a statement confirming their identity. If the voter has no form of identification, they will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot. Voters who do not have a photo ID may be able to obtain one by contacting the Secretary of State's office online at https://www.sos.mo.gov/showit2vote, or they may call 573751-4936. If a Livingston County resident fails to receive a voter registration card, and they believe they should have, they may call the County Clerk's office to discuss the situation.
The first election in 2018 is the Municipal Election which will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Individuals must be registered to vote by March 7, 2018 at 5 p.m. This will be followed by the Primary Election which will be Tuesday, August 7th, 2018, and the General Election, which will be Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. Polls for each election are open from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Individuals who are unable to vote at the polls may contact Sherry Parks, county clerk, to make arrangements to vote absentee. Absentee ballots are available six weeks prior to each election. The county clerk's office is located on the second floor of the courthouse. The telephone number is 660-646-8000 ext. 3.
Polling Place List
Still Not Sure Where to Vote?
Polling Place Look-up: https://s1.sos.mo.gov/elections/pollingplacelookup/
Missouri State Archives : http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/resources.asp
Meetings & Legal Notices
Click meeting of interest to see agenda.
Anyone who has questions about valuations need to contact the assessor's office. All other questions may be directed to the clerk's office.
Click here to view the current Livingston County Levies.
Office: 660-646-8000, ext. 2
School districts are the largest taxing entities in the county, and residents pay taxes to one of 12 school districts. Taxpayers throughout the county also pay taxes to the state (0.0300 percent per $100 assessed valuation), nursing home (0.1500), library (0.4362), health unit (0.3414), ambulance district (0.1204), and the developmentally disabled (0.1000). Property owners also pay township taxes and taxes to road and bridge (amounts vary by township). According to where the property is located, taxpayers pay additional taxes to cities or other entities. There is not a county property tax.