Open Records Requests
Per Clay County Resolution 2021-13, the County Clerk is the Custodian of Records in accordance with RSMO Section 610.023.
Individuals requesting records under RSMO Section 610 are advised to do so by submitting a signed and dated records request form, in person or by mail, to the County Clerk's Office at
1 Courthouse Square, Liberty, Missouri 64068 (3rd Floor). View and print the Records Request Form using the button below:
Clay County 2023
Proposed Budget Book
Clay County 2022
Digital Budget Book
The 2022 Digital Budget Book is an interactive, public-facing breakdown of Clay County's finances and strategic plan for the coming year. This new inititiative is another step in the County's mission to be more transparent, efficient, responsive, and effective. View the digital budget book here or click the link in the banner above.
As a First Class county in Missouri, we strive to compete with our peers on all levels. This means making Clay County economically inviting. At the same time, we intend to grow smart so as to keep our community a great place to live for Clay County residents of all ages.
2022 Adopted Budget
The budget was adopted by the Clay County Commission on January 5, 2022. You can find prior year's adopted budgets on our Annual Outside Audits page and the previous year adopted budget below:
Annual Outside Audits
Missouri state statutes require Clay County to complete an annual audit, performed by an independent, third-party entity.
County Expenditures by Year, by Vendor
Updated as of 12/01/22. The Clay County Commission partners with the Show-Me Institute's #MOTransparency initiative to give readers county expenditures from each year, starting in 2013 leading to 2022:
State Audit Report
Our current administration has worked hard to cooperate with the State Auditor's Office and provide all the materials needed to complete this audit.
Clay County is fully committed to implementing every one of the Auditor's recomendations. Commissioners and County leadership have, and will continue to make necessary changes in pursuit of transparency, accountability and financial efficiency.
Click the buttons below to download the full report from State Auditor Nicole Galloway's office, and to review status updates as of April 2022.
For questions and concerns regarding the information contained on this sub-section of the Clay County website, please contact:
County Clerk's Office
Clay County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square
Liberty, Missouri 64068
Commission Meeting Minutes
All Official Commission Meeting Action items can now be found by clicking the button below: