• Welcome to Clay County!

    Welcome to Clay County!

    Welcome to Clay! If you are new to the area, just visiting or a longtime resident... we invite you to head over to www.visitclaymo.com to look through our visitor's guide, check out all there is to see, do and eat. There is something for everyone!

  • Bicentennial Celebrations

    Bicentennial Celebrations

    Missouri is celebrating it's 200th birthday! Click here to see how Clay County is participating. Events, news and information on bicentennial celebrations around Clay. 

  • Governor Parson Visits CC

    Governor Parson Visits CC

    Missouri Governor Mike Parson visited several sites in Clay County today, including Lawson's 150th birthday celebration and the Jesse James Farm as part of the Bicentennial Tour!

    He kicked off the statewide tour right here on Clay County's front steps in Historic Downtown Liberty!

  • Emergency Order Expired 5/14/21

    Emergency Order Expired 5/14/21

    The Clay County Public Health Center's emergency order has expired as of May 14th, 2020

    With the expiration of the Emergency Order, masking is no longer mandated in Clay County. However, businesses and organizations may still choose to require certain COVID-19 precautions in a manner they deem most appropriate to protect staff and customers. Need to contact the Public Health Center? Visit clayhealth.com or call 816-595-4200.

  • Operation Safe

    Operation Safe

    Clay County Commissioners visited the Cerner campus last Thursday to tour and support the Operation Safe Vaccination Site, a massive community coalition that was created to safely and efficiently deliver COVID-19 vaccinations to Clay County citizens. Read more.

  • Summer at Smithville Lake

    Summer at Smithville Lake

    Fishing, public docks, boat ramps, boating, parking lots, disc golf and other outdoor activities remain accessible at beautiful Smithville Lake.. Trails and trailhead restrooms remain open. Camp Branch Marina will continue to provide boat fueling services. Smithville Lake is waiting for you!

  • Dog Park Open!

    Dog Park Open!

    Clay County is pleased to announce the official opening of our state‐of‐the‐art dog park to be located at Little Platte South Trail, near Smithville Lake. We hope to see your furry friends at the lake this summer!




The Transparency Portal is where you will find all of Clay County's public information. 


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County UpDates

REdistricting commiSSION Taking applications

A bipartisan commission will be tasked with redrawing commission district boundaries in Clay County.

The only task assigned to this commission will be to determine the proper boundary for the Eastern and Western Disctrict of Clay County according to the 2020 Census. 

Interested in applying? Head over to our Commission Application page and fill out a form to be considered.   ​​​​​​


CLay county Now streaming all meetings

The Clay County Administration will be live streaming all commission meetings for the public to join and view. 

Livestreams will be available to view on our YouTube page. Subscribers will get an email notification every time a meeting begins. 

View Commission Meeting agendas here


Email notifications available for all agenda items

Simply create an account on our Public Meetings page, and choose the type of notifications you would like to receive. 

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Explore Clay County

We invite you to come explore all there is to see, do and enjoy! From our rich history to family fun or a unique date night, Clay County offers you so many options. Not sure what to do first? Head over to www.visitclaymo.com to help plan your day.

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Clay county Careers

Positions available for those with experience in maintenance, road work, marinas, law enforcement, help desk, customer service, golf technicians and more!

Click here to see job openings

Parks & Historic Sites

Our vision is to provide Clay County citizens and all visitors a higher quality of life. We encourage you to come out and explore our parks, historic sites and participate in our programs throughout the year.