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Accounting Department

The Clerk's Accounting Department performs general accounting functions and maintains the financial records for the Clerk's Office. The Accounting Department prepares financial statements, produces various financial reports, remits funds to the appropriate government agencies. The Accounting Department also has a fiduciary responsibility related to funds collected and disbursed by court order or other legal authority. One area of special interest involves the Court Registry where it holds funds (monies) by the authority of the Missouri State Statutes or by Order of the Court, pending further action by the court. A signed Court Order is required before funds can be deposited into or withdrawn from the Court Registry.

Accounting Department FAQs

We do accept personal checks or Attorney checks for Guardian Ad Litem Fees, garnishment clerk fees & copy fees. We do not accept personal checks for court costs, filing fees, cash bonds, deposits into the Court Registry, and payment for returned checks. Please note that the person presenting the check must be the person who signed the check; the check signer must present valid identification. Personal checks, cashier’s checks and money orders should be made payable to Clerk of the Circuit Court.

The Clay County Circuit Court strives to make payments quickly and accurately, within the timeframe set by statute and court orders. Please update addresses by coming into the courthouse or can be mailed in with notarization. The guidelines below are provided to help you understand when to expect payment from our office:

  1. Court-ordered payments, such as registry money: Approximately 10 calendar days after they received a certified copy of a court order directing the funds to be released, Accounting will mail a check to you.
  2. Overpayment: 30 calendar days from the date of judgment.
  3. Garnishment Funds: Garnishment Funds have a one-day turnaround time, once funds are received from the garnishee, a check is cut to the requestor and mailed out the next business day.

Garnishments can be processed 10 days after the date of judgment and if no appeal has been made.

Garnishments by Supreme Court Rule 90:03 shall be served to the garnishee by sheriff. If the sheriff fails to obtain service, the garnishor may request the court to appoint a special process server.

The person who collects all the money ordered in the judgment should file a Satisfaction of Judgment with the Circuit Clerk by Supreme Court Rule 74.11.

In person:

Building: James S. Rooney Justice Center
Address: 11 South Water Street
Liberty, Missouri 64068
Telephone: 816-407-4890
Email: please contact us.


CONTACT INFORMATION

Building: James S. Rooney Justice Center
Address: 11 South Water Street
Liberty, Missouri 64068
Telephone: 816-407-4890


FORMS
Type Number Title Last Revised
PDF file CV92 Execution/Garnishment/Sequestration Application and Order 01/22/2019
PDF file CV110 Interrogatories to Garnishee 08/21/2018
JSP?ID=82673 file CV96 Judgment Debtor's Claim for Exemption
JSP?ID=55741 file GN205 Request to Establish or Modify Debit Account
JSP?ID=113133 file CV93 Statement of Judgment Balance
JSP?ID=113134 file CV93 Statement of Judgment Balance Remaining Due Instructions
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