Ray County Courthouse is open by appointment. The Judge has closed the Court Offices and there will be no Jury Cases until further notice.

NOTICE: The Courthouse doors will be opened to the public on May 4, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

Court Order of a State of Emergency in Ray County

CLICK HERE FOR COURT ORDER – updated March 24, 2020

Governor Parson announces April 7 Municipal Elections Postponed until June 2 in response to COVID-19


Welcome to the Ray County, Missouri website

Ray County was organized in 1820 and on January 1, 1821, when Missouri became a state, it was one of the original 14 counties and at that time included the entire northwest corner of the state. It was named after the Honorable John Ray, a state legislator. Richmond became the permanent county seat on September 24, 1827.

Current population is 23,494 according to the 2010 census.

Meet Your County Commission
County Contacts

AS OF MARCH 20, 2020 DUE TO THE STATE OF EMERGENCY THE COURTHOUSE IS ON RESTRICTED ACCESS. If you have business with any office, please contact the office in which you need information from. See the list below of the office and contact number.