County Offices will be closed on Friday February 11, 2022 for Lincoln's Birthday Holiday.

Relocation notification of all Courthouse Offices


311 North Elson, Kirksville MO

  • County Clerk
  • Treasurer

310 North Elson, Kirksville MO

  • Assessor
  • Collector
  • Recorder

23016 Potter Trail, Kirksville MO

  • Commission

2700 East Illinois Street, Kirksville MO

  • Rural HUD (NEMO Fair Office)

300 North Franklin, Kirksville MO

  • 2nd Circuit Court- Judge Steele

3010 North Industrial Road, Kirksville MO 

  • 2nd Circuit Court (excluding Judge Steele)
  • Municipal Court

For questions related to court proceedings, please call the Circuit Clerk’s Office at (660)665-2552

Individuals needing relocation details or services can contact the following numbers:

  • Assessor (660)665-4423
  • 2nd Circuit Clerk of Courts/Municipal Court (660)665-2552
  • County Clerk (660)665-3350
  • Collector (660)665-3481
  • Commission (660)665-2283
  • Courthouse Maintenance (660)785-3216
  • Recorder (660)665-3890
  • Rural HUD Office (660)665-4615
  • Treasurer (660)665-6755




use tax notice



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)





Tax Collection Drop Box


The Adair County Collector's Office would like to encourage tax payers making a payment by check or money order, to take advantage of the availability and easy access of the payment drop box located on the North side of the Courthouse parking lot (pictured right).



About Adair County

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

Elected Officials in Adair County include:

The majority of county government offices are located in the Adair County Courthouse which is on the city square in Kirksville, Missouri.

The following offices are located on the 2nd floor of the courthouse:

  • Commission
  • Assessor
  • County Clerk
  • Collector
  • Recorder
  • Treasurer

The Adair County Sheriff’s Office is located in the Adair County Detention Center at 215 North Franklin in Kirksville, Missouri.

The Public Administrator’s Office and the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office are both located in the County Annex building at 300 North Franklin in Kirksville, Missouri.

If you would like to learn more about the history of the courthouse, click here.

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