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Holiday Hours

June 22, 2022

County Office will be closed on Monday July 4, 2022 for Independence Day. 

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Tax Collection Drop Box

January 1, 2022

The Adair County Collector’s Office has a payment drop box.  We encourage taxpayers, making a payment by check or money…

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Welcome to Adair County, Missouri

Located in northeast Missouri, Adair County has a population of 25,607 (2010 Census) and covers 569 square miles with the county maintaining approximately 700 miles of roadway.

Adair County was founded on January 29,1841, and was named after John Adair, the eighth Governor of Kentucky. The county seat is located in Kirksville, Missouri.

The county is governed by a three member County Commission led by the Presiding Commissioner. Commissioner’s enact and administer local ordinances, approve budgets, oversee spending, and hire county employees.

Adair County operates and exercises its authority through laws expressly granted to them by the state of Missouri.

Services performed by Adair County include:

  • Recorder of deeds
  • Property tax assessment
  • Property tax collection
  • Law enforcement and corrections
  • Crime prosecution
  • Public conservatorships
  • Road and bridge maintenance

Relocation Notification of all Courthouse Offices

Our courthouse is currently undergoing renovations. The North, East and South doors of the courthouse will be closed until further notice. 

Please use the ground level West door (movie theater side).

311 N. Elson

Kirksville, MO

  • County Clerk
  • Treasurer

310 N. Elson

Kirksville, MO

  • Assessor
  • Collector
  • Recorder

23016 Potter Trail

Kirksville, MO

  • Commission

2700 E. Illinois St.

Kirksville, MO

  • Rural HUD (NEMO Fair Office)

2815 N. Baltimore

Kirksville, MO

  • 2nd Circuit Court (Judge Wilson, Judge Swaim, Judge Redington, Judge Moon)
  • Municipal "City" Court (Judge Swaim)

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