Boone County Sheriff
Boone County Sheriff's Department and Jail
2121 County Dr.
Columbia, MO 65201
Office (573) 875-1111
Fax (573) 874-8953
The Civil Process Unit consists of one civil process specialist and four civil process deputies. This unit serves all civil papers such as criminal and civil subpoenas, criminal and civil summonses, landlord tenant process, child support enforcement process, and various other civil related processes. The Boone County Sheriff's Department only serves court issued/ordered civil documents. For a list of fees, go to the process fees page.
Most of the problem crime areas in Boone County are in neighborhoods with a high concentration of rental units and trailer parks. Landlords who "rent to anybody" create a haven for drug dealers, thieves and a wide range of criminal activities.
Landlords can help reduce crime by utilizing methods to properly screen tenants, maintain an aesthetic environment and create a safe, pleasant living community. Landlords who develop and maintain high standards will attract good tenants, see an increased demand for units, boost property values and improve safety for all!
Poor rental standards by some landlords result in higher crime, damage to property, lower property values and the cost of eviction.
Use the daily 07:00 Report to view arrests made by area law enforcement agencies in the previous 24 hours!
Check the Registered Offenders list to get the names and addresses of rapists, child molesters and others convicted of sex crimes!
Check the Office of State Courts Administrator's CASENET (http://www.courts.mo.gov/casenet/base/welcome.do) website. This site provides civil and criminal court case information of participating courts in the State of Missouri. Landlords can perform a search to see if prospective tenants possibly have previous criminal charges. A search can also be done to see if prospective tenants have been sued for non-payment of rent, utilities, child support or neglecting other financial responsibilities. Casenet should not be used solely as a criminal background check.
The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. This government site provides information on the Federal Fair Housing Information Act.
The Attorney General for the State of Missouri and the Missouri Bar Association provide information on landlord and tenants rights and responsibilities.
More tips on developing and maintaining a crime free rental community can be found on the http://www.crime-free-association.org/ site.
Accurate Credit Systems is a central Missouri company providing nationwide credit and background checks on prospective rental tenants for a fee.
****The Columbia Police Department periodically holds seminars for landlords throughout Boone County on ways to make rental communities crime free. There is more information about Crime Free Housing at http://www.gocolumbiamo.com. At this site enter Crime Free Programs in the Search block. The contact person is Officer Tim Thomason at 874-7426.