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Office Closings

County Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and on Friday, November 27, in observance of Thanksgiving Day.


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Smithville Lake Trails Closed

TRAILS CLOSED for the following dates:

  • Monday, November 30 - Friday, January 29 - Weekdays Only for Goose Hunting.
  • Friday, December 11 - Sunday, December 13 for Youth Deer Hunting

Clay County Parks, Missouri Department of Conservation, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers appreciate your understanding.



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Clay County Launches Online Transparency Portal

Clay County Commissioners Jerry Nolte, Gene Owen and Luann Ridgeway announce the launch of a free online Transparency Portal in conjunction with United for Missouri.

United for Missouri and Clay County Commissioners share a common goal to provide simple means for taxpayers to have immediate and free access to government use of tax dollars. This will increase access to public information, citizen involvement and government responsiveness to taxpayer input.

Clay County is the first county in the State of Missouri to launch this type of tool for members of the public to access open records. The portal is an initial step by Clay County to promote transparency, improve government accountability and encourage citizen involvement.


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Clay County Commission and Sheriff Partner on Emergency Management

Clay County Commissioners Jerry Nolte, Gene Owen and Luann Ridgeway announce a partnership with Sheriff Paul Vescovo for the Office of Emergency Management. Sheriff Vescovo was named Emergency Management Coordinator.


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Clay County Accepting Camp Ground Reservations Online

Clay County camp ground reservations are open for business. Patrons may now reserve camp sites at Camp Branch and Crow's Creek Campgrounds and securely pay for their sites online.

Parks personnel will be available from Monday through Friday, 8:00am through 4:30pm to handle issues and questions. An online form through which patrons can report issues and problems is available 24/7.

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Clay County Commission Statement on the Passing of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich

The Clay County Commission released the following statement upon the death of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich. Clay County Official Buildings have immediately lowered flags to half-staff at the direction of the Governor.

“We join all Missourians in mourning the passing of our State Auditor, Tom Schweich. His record of service is distinguished with success internationally, domestically and in our great State. Tom Schweich’s legacy will remain a beacon of steadfast determination and uncompromising integrity in public service. We remember his wife, children and loved ones in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”



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Clay County Commission Passes Balanced Budget with Zero Tax Increases

The Clay County Commission voted unanimously passing a balanced, fiscally responsible budget with no increases in property, sales or other taxes on Northland families.


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