Latest from Adair County, MO

Bid Requests are being taken for the Jail and Demo of Buildings

June 14, 2024

For more information and download the bid details, visit our Bid Request page at https://adaircountymissouri.com/government/bids-requested/

Welcome to Adair County, Missouri

Located in northeast Missouri, Adair County has a population of 25,165, based on the 2022 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

All visitors must enter via the west entrance and go through security screening. No concealed carry is allowed.

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