Madison County Courthouse

Madison County Courthouse This page is an effort to make county government (important dates, county issues, elections, etc.) more accessible to the citizens of Madison County.

Operating as usual


The annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the courthouse will be held on Friday, September 10 at 12:00pm on the South side of the building. Anyone is welcome to attend.


U.S Census Bureau says Madison County has 12,626 residents in 2020 compared to 12,226 in 2010.


The President declared Juneteenth as a federal holiday a short time ago, so the Courthouse will now be closed Friday, June 18, 2021.
Sorry for the short notice.

Unofficial Results from the April 6, 2021 General Municipal Election.

Unofficial Results from the April 6, 2021 General Municipal Election.

Unofficial Results from the April 6, 2021 General Municipal Election.


March 10, 2021 is the last day to register to vote in the April 6, 2021 Municipal Election. Voters living in Ward 1, Ward 2, and Ward 3 will be able to vote for their Alderman. Voters that live in the Clearwater School District and Arcadia Valley School District (Central and St. Francois Precincts) can vote for their school boards. There is no countywide ballot issue this election. Voting will be at St. Michael's Auditorium on West Main Street or you can do an absentee ballot in this office.


Recorder’s office is still closed today 2/17 due to the road conditions and weather.

Stay safe and warm everyone!



Planning to open the Courthouse tomorrow weather permitting.


The Courthouse will be closed on Friday, February 12 and on Monday, February 15


For those of you that did not get the letter from the State Tax Commission, you must go to to get the latest tax tables for sales tax in your county. It is 9.23 in Madison County.


The Courthouse will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday.

January 19, 2021 is the last day to file as a candidate in the April 6, 2021 General Municipal Election.

Tax bills are going out this week.  Please check your bill and make sure it reflects the vehicles that you owned on Janu...

Tax bills are going out this week. Please check your bill and make sure it reflects the vehicles that you owned on January 1st, 2020 BEFORE you come in to pay your bill. If you don't get a bill shortly after this week, then contact the collector's office at 573-783-6544 ext #4. If you think it is incorrect please contact the assessor at ext #6 so we can pull a correct bill before you come in. Masks are required to enter the building. You can also pay your bill over the phone or go to and pay online. PHONE PAYMENTS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED THE LAST 3 DAYS OF THE YEAR. We also have a drop box on the North side of the courthouse to drop your payment in if you are not comfortable coming inside. With all of these methods, your receipt is mailed to you at the address we have on file.

Welcome to Madison County Missouri Government Learn More Our area features a perfect blend of rolling farmland and heavily forested hills with many creeks, rivers and lakes. Nestled amongst this natural beauty are the historic towns of Fredericktown and Marquand, each offering a unique experience to


🇺🇸 Voting Reminders 🇺🇸

*Be kind
* Go early, plan to be there longer than usual, plan to stand in line.
* Bring your ID. An unexpired drivers license, voter card, bank statement, utility bill, federal ID, all work. Make it easy - bring your Driver’s License.
* Bring a mask just in case you might need to wear it. Different counties have different rules. Also remember that COVID positive people are breaking the rules and going to vote. You might be in line near one. 😷
* Stay 6 feet apart in line and be quiet. This will be hard for lots of us. 🖐
* Do not be grumpy or impatient with the poll workers. Many places are very short staffed due to COVID illness/concerns. Poll workers are typically in the age range that is dangerous to contract the virus.
* Please, PLEASE do NOT wear political hats, shirts, pins, blinking lights, flags and such to the poll.
* And no matter how tempted, do NOT discuss the races, candidates, or associated political agendas with your line partners, neighbors 3 spots behind you or your cousin in the voting booth.
* Please refrain from chatting with the poll workers, too! This one is going to be insanely busy and they just don’t have time.
* IF there is some hitch that causes you to have to fill out additional paperwork or for the poll workers to call the office to verify your status, please be patient. They will work you back into the line ASAP.
* Do NOT bring your coffee, drinks or food into the poll. Spilled coffee in the voting booth or on the equipment makes for a very bad day!
* Use the pen provided - it will really help the counting machines work correctly. Smeared ink inside the machine is the main cause of failure to read a ballot.
* In Missouri, the judges will initial your ballot. It’s the law. They are not numbering it or magically determining your party. They are verifying you checked in and are allowed to have this ballot.
* No matter what you read on the internet, please place your voted ballot in the provided counting machine. The machine has been tested by a bipartisan team in advance of Election Day to validate the counting procedures and seal it securely for voting.
*’s ok to vote for just one race or skip races. Your ballot will be counted as long as you mark one race.
* Your ballot will be 2-sided. Vote both sides. Check your work. If you make a mistake, ask the judges for help.
* When you’ve voted, keep the pen you were given, use your sanitizer and go on your merry way.
Thank you.


Early voting ends today at 3:00 pm! If you still have ballots, please turn them in ASAP!!
Thank you!!!


There are several Absentee Ballots out that need returned. Will be here to absentee vote Friday, Saturday until noon and Monday again on Monday. After that you must vote at your precinct located at St. Michael's Auditorium at 304 West Main Street in Fredericktown or Marquand City Hall.


October 7, 2020 is the last day to register to vote in the November 3, 2020 General Election.
You can vote an Absentee ballot in the County Clerk's office until November 2, 2020.
You can request a ballot by mail if you send in a request. If you are incapacitated or afraid of COVID-19, the return ballot envelope does not need notarized. The other reasons need notarized.
Ballots will not be mailed out after October 26, 2020.
You can vote on Election Day at St. Michael's Auditorium on West Main Street if you are in Wards 1, 2, 3,Castor, St. Francois or Central Precincts. Marquand voters vote at Marquand City Hall.


Absentee voting begins Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Ends November 2, 2020. Vote in the courthouse or by mail. You need an application here before I can send a ballot.
If you're not already registered to vote, the last day to register is October 7th.
Last day to mail out a ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election is October 21.
Polling places are St. Michael Church Auditorium and Marquand City Hall.
Electioneering law will be enforced. (No attire with candidates names. Must be 25 feet from entrance to campaign). Please be considerate of the poll workers and those in line to vote. Call 573-783-2176 x 5 for assistance. May God Bless America!


Absentee voting starts on September 22. You can vote at the office or call for an absentee request. 783-2176 opt 5. After the request is returned A ballot can be mailed after September 22.


Remember those servicemembers (over 2500 died and over 1000 wounded) tomorrow., Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japan. United States entered World War II and fought until 1945.


The City Lake Bridge off Pea Ridge opened today!


Candidate filing begins on December 17, 2019 for the General Municipal Election on April 7, 2020. It ends on January 21, 2020. Voter registration for that election ends on March 11, 2020. Therer will be a Presidential Preference Primary on March 10, 2020. Last day to register to vote in that election is February 12, 2020.


Remember all Veterans Monday, November 11, 2019.


The Courthouse will be closed on November 11, 2019 to observe Veteran's Day and again on November 28, 2019 to give Thanks for all we have. There are no elections in the county until next spring, but please check to see if you are registered and that your address is current on the voter card. Thanks.


The Deputy Circuit Clerk and Deputy Collector positions have been filled.

Madison County Courthouse's cover photo

Madison County Courthouse's cover photo


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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm


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It is not handicap asisable. There two are flights of stairs to the court rooms. I don't see how they can keep it that way, at least Bollinger county put a elevator in and it is yet an histical building
Unofficial Results from the March 10, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary:
I am looking for any information on the 1810 or 1820 census. My ancestor-James Campbell is said to have died there in 1826. His wife's name was Amelia (Harrison). She left with some of their kids and came to Illinois by 1830. Any info is appreciated.
Absentee voting happening now. You must declare a party..
Everyone welcome to come to courthouse on Monday 9/11 noon, at flagpole, Rev Tim Stafford will say a few words in rememberance of the 9/11 tragedy.