Camden County Circuit Court


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Camden County Circuit Clerk
1 Court Circle, Suite 8
Camdenton, MO 65020
573-346-4440, EXT 3130


Jo McElwee, your Camden County Circuit Clerk, has been with the office for 25 years. "We've implemented a new case management and public access service. New computer software and programs will allow the court to process cases with even greater efficiency and enable people outside the court to access certain public information about cases over the internet. Case information is now available to the public online and we're VERY excited about this! CASE.NET is accessible through the Missouri courts website at"


The office of the Camden County Circuit Clerk is a very busy office with a staff of 19 and many varying and important responsibilities.




Duties of the Circuit Clerk include:

  • Filing of all Civil Lawsuits

  • Filing of all Criminal Cases: from Traffic Violations to Felonies

  • Juvenile / Adoption Cases

  • Probate

  • Passports

  • Orders of Protection

  • Domestic Cases including: Divorce, Paternity, etc ...

  • Jury Trials

  • Collection of Fines, Court Costs and Restitution




"If you have any questions about the function of the Circuit Clerk's office, please feel free to call either myself or one of my Deputy Clerk's. We are employed by YOU, the taxpayer, and we are here to be of service to you."