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Meet Sherry Parks, Livingston County Clerk...

Welcome to my online resource page. If you have any questions about what you see here, please email me or call 660-646-8000, Ext. 3.

I took office January 1, 2011 and look forward to working with the public as County Clerk... Livingston County is a great place to live!

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County Clerk Office StaffCONTACT INFORMATION

700 Webster St. Suite 10
Chillicothe, MO 64601
660-646-8000 ext 3
Fax: 660-646-8010

Our office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (including the lunch hour) Monday thru Friday.

Pictured, left to right

  • Sherry Parks, County Clerk
  • Wendy Moss, Deputy Clerk
  • Tina Tye, Deputy Clerk
  • Allisha Eckert, Deputy Clerk

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Required by the State of Missouri:
Online Notary Training
  | Statute Changes Regarding Notary Commissions

How To Become a Notary Public

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.

  • New books are now available and may be obtained from the County Clerk’s Office.

2. Complete mandatory training required by Secretary of State’s Office.

  • Each person completing training will be certified and receive a certification number.
  • Link to Missouri Secretary of State’s website to take the required training.

3. Send completed application to the Secretary of State.

  • Application is located in the booklet – a $25.00 fee to the Director of Revenue should be included.
  • Certification number should also be placed on the application.

4. Obtain a notary bond from an insurance company.

  • This should be done after a letter is received from the State notifying you of your commission dates.

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.

  • A $3.00 fee made payable to Livingston County is required. 

6. Obtain a notary stamp and other supplies.

  • The County Clerk’s office does not sell embossers or notary stamps.

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Filing for the April 2019 ballot for local elections ended at 5 p.m. on January 15. While some of the seats have several candidates, there are others with no one having filed for the seat. The April 2 ballot will feature all elected seats for the City of Chillicothe, including mayor, city clerk, city auditor, councilman at large and all four city council seats. Voters will also find city treasurer, city attorney and city constable on the ballot, however, those offices have no duties.

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. Absentee ballots are now available (02/21/19) at the Livingston County Clerk's Office for the April 2 Municipal Elections. Anyone needing to vote using an absentee ballot may contact the county clerk's office to inquire about the process. Regular office hours are 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., Monday- Friday. The clerk's office will also be open from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. Special arrangements for absentee voting can be made by calling the Livingston County Clerk's office at 660-646-8000, ext. 3.

Voting Procedures
C-T Photo

After being identified within a ledger by their form of photo identification, Livingston County voters are shown the correct voting process on the large, two-sided ballots prior to them entering the voting kiosks and making their final decision on several political questions. Voters connect the front and back of an arrow next to their candidate's name with a solid pen line to cast their vote.

Election Judge Information

Qualifications of election judges. 
115.085 RSMo. No person shall be appointed to serve as an election judge who is not a registered voter in this state; provided that, before any election authority may appoint judges who are registered voters of another election authority's jurisdiction, theVoters November 2, 2004... a C-T photo election authority shall obtain the written consent of the election authority for the jurisdiction where the prospective judges are registered to vote. Each election judge shall be a person of good repute and character who can speak, read, and write the English language. No person shall serve as an election judge at any polling place in which his or her name or the name of a relative within the second degree, by consanguinity or affinity, appears on the ballot. However, no relative of any unopposed candidate shall be disqualified from serving as an election judge in any election jurisdiction of the state. No election judge shall, during his or her term of office, hold any other elective public office, other than as a member of a political party committee or township office, except any person who is elected to a board or commission of a political subdivision or special district may serve as an election judge except at a polling place where such political subdivision or special district has an issue or candidate on the ballot. In any county having a population of less than two hundred fifty thousand inhabitants, any candidate for the county committee of a political party who is not a candidate for any other office and who is unopposed for election as a member of the committee shall not be disqualified from serving as an election judge.

If you are interested in serving as an election judge for Livingston County, click here for the form as a pdf file.

Voting Machines Tested

CT 02 25 19 - On Feb. 22, County Clerk Sherry Parks and poll workers tested the county's absentee voting machine in accordance with state law. Parks said the April 2 election will be the third where absentee ballots are placed into voting machines and not envelopes. By using the voting machine, like is done on election day, it saves poll workers time counting ballots on the day of the election. Parks and test judges for absentee voting, Louise Rensoner (left) and Pat Smith (right), will run 489 test ballots on the absentee voting machine which is located in the clerk's office and is available for absentee voting during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and again from 8:30-12:30 p.m. on March 30. Parks noted there are 27 ballot types for the April 2 election depending on where a voter lives in the county and what is on the ballot for that city or township. In Livingston County, there are 10 voting precincts. The county has a total of 14 voting machines for the upcoming election. Random testing of the one of the county's precinct voting machines will be done at a later date.

CT 10 26 18 - A public test of the county's voting equipment was recently conducted. From left, Louise Reasoner, Republican judge; Patricia Smith, Democrat judge; Sherry Parks, county clerk; and Wendy Moss, deputy election clerk.

Previous Election Results

2014 Elections | County Elections 04/02/13 | National Election 11/06/2012

Municipal Election Results 04/05/11 | Election 11/02/10 | Election 08/03/10

Election April 6, 2010 | Election Results 11 04 08 | Missouri Primary Election 08 05 08

Presidential Preference Primary 02 06 08 | April, 2007 Election

November, 2006 Election | November 8, 2005, Municipal Election | April, 2005, R-I School Board Election

Missouri Election Calendars

Click here if you need to download the FREE Adobe Reader software necessary to view PDF files.

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Available at the County Clerk’s Office:

700 Webster St., Suite 10
Chillicothe, Mo 64601
660-646-8000 Ext. 3

Prices vary.

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.

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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
Postage - $5.00

Wall Maps (48” X 36”) - E 9-1-1 Grid with landowners - $ 45.00

Road Maps (24” X 24”) - E 9-1-1 Grid
Color - $7.00
Black and White - $3.50

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  • Chillicothe 9515
  • Chula 210
  • Dawn 128
  • Ludlow 137
  • Mooresville 91
  • Utica 269
  • Wheeling 271

You may visit http://www.census.gov/ for information regarding the census.

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Missouri Election Calendars

2018 Dates & Deadlines

Municipal Election - Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Individuals must be registered to vote by March 7, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Primary Election - Tuesday, August 7th, 2018.
General Election - Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.
Polls for each election are open from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

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Voter Qualifications

  • 18 Years of age by Election Day
  • US Citizen
  • Missouri Resident

No person shall be entitled to vote...

  • While confined under a sentence of imprisonment
  • While on probation or parole after the conviction of a felony
  • After conviction of a felony or misdemeanor connected with voting or the right of suffrage

How to Register

  • Request a mail-in post card registration
  • Register in person at the County Clerk's Office

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

Blue Mound & Monroe Townships Jenkins Community Center 21420 Hwy F, Dawn
1st Ward, Chillicothe City United Methodist Church 1414 Walnut St., Chillicothe
2nd Ward, Chillicothe City Turning Point Church
(formerly Bethel Assembly of God)
2971 N. Washington St., Chillicothe
2nd Ward, Rich Hill City Turning Point Church
(formerly Bethel Assembly of God)
2971 N. Washington St., Chillicothe
3rd Ward, Chillicothe City Calvary Baptist Family Life Center 206 Locust St., Chillicothe
3rd Ward, Rich Hill City Calvary Baptist Family Life Center 206 Locust St., Chillicothe
4th Ward, Chillicothe City Calvary Baptist Family Life Center 206 Locust St., Chillicothe
Chillicothe & Rich Hill Townships Farmer’s Electric Cooperative 201 W. Old Hwy 36, Chillicothe
Cream Ridge & Medicine Townships Chula Community Center 625 Mansur St., Chula 
Fairview & Grand River Townships Avalon Community Center 21988 Park St., Avalon
Green & Mooresville Townships Mooresville Community Center 408 Main St., Mooresville
Jackson & Sampsel Townships Mildred Litton 4-H/FFA
Community Center
10856 LIV 235, Chillicothe
Wheeling Township Wheeling Shelter House 309 N. Third St., Wheeling 

Still Not Sure Where to Vote?

Polling Place Look-up: https://s1.sos.mo.gov/elections/pollingplacelookup/

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Missouri State Archives : http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/resources.asp

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Meetings & Legal Notices

Coming Soon!

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.

Assessor's Office: 660-646-8000, ext. 2
Clerk's Office: 660-646-8000, ext. 3

2018 School Levies

Liv R-1 4.4656
Liv R-2 4.7160
Liv R-3 4.7344
Carroll R-1 3.5440
Carroll R-2 3.6290
Tri-Co R-7 4.5037
Grundy R-6 4.7616
Grundy R-9 4.1450
Caldwell R-1 4.4948
Caldwell Con. R-4 2.7500
Chariton R-1 3.5225
Linn R-4 4.8142

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.

See the list of county levies and tax rates here.

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Livingston County Courthouse
700 Webster Street
Chillicothe, MO 64601