Dwayne Carey
Boone County Sheriff
Boone County Sheriff's Department and Jail
2121 County Dr.
Columbia, MO 65201
Office (573) 875-1111
Fax (573) 874-8953

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Records Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a request for Records?

What records can I request?

What are the fees for a record?

When do I pay for my records request?

How long does it take to get my records request?

Can I get a background check or investigation done through the Boone County Sheriff’s Department?

How do I make a request for Records?

Records Request are preferred to be submitted in writing or online. Requests may also be made in person at the Boone County Sheriff's Department or by calling the Records Unit at (573)875-1111 ext. 6128.

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What records can I request?

Records whether written or electronically stored that are retained by the Boone County Sheriff's Department and Jail. It is possible that records or portions of them may NOT be open records under Missouri State Statutes, and not available for release in part or whole. If a record is deemed a “closed” record you will be advised of such.

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What are the fees for a record?

Fees for copying public records are .10 per page for a paper copy in addition to the hourly fee for duplicating time for clerical staff.

Fees for providing access to public records maintained on computer facilities, recording tapes or disks, videotapes or films, pictures, maps, slides, graphics, illustrations or similar audio or visual items or devices, shall include the cost of copies, staff time for staff required for making copies and programming, if necessary, and the cost of the disk, tape, or other medium used for the duplication.

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When do I pay for my records request?

Payment is required prior to any record being released.

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How long does it take to get my records request?

We will respond to your request within 3 business days of receiving it, and will advise you when your report will be ready for pick up.

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Can I get a background check or investigation done through the Boone County Sheriff’s Department?

No. You will need to contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol at (573) 751-1000 for information on criminal background checks. Additinoal information can be found on the Missouri State Highway Patrol's CJIS Division page.

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