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Jefferson County,
Est. 1818
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Where do I file for office?


All prospective candidates for political office must officially 'file'.  It's an easy process that

requires an individual to prove residency within the political subdivision, meet all state

statutory requirements and fill out the necessary forms.


All candidates for the Legislature and those candidates interested in running for

Circuit Judge shall file their intent with the Secretary of State's Office in

Jefferson City, Missouri. Note:  Associate Circuit Judge candidates file with the County Clerk's office in Hillsboro.


Candidates for county offices shall file their intent with the County Clerk's office. 

The filing fee is $50 made payable to the political party the individual wishes to represent.


The County Clerk takes filings for: 

Associate Circuit Judge

County Council

County Executive

County Clerk




Circuit Clerk

Prosecuting Attorney

Public Administrator

Recorder of Deeds




The County Clerk also takes the filings for the following local districts: (No filing fees)

Health Board
Ambulance Districts (exception Meramec)
Special Road Districts
Jefferson County 911 Dispatch Board 
Committeeman/Committeewoman of Township 


Prospective candidates for the following offices should file accordingly: 

Jefferson College - file with Secretary of board  (Chapter 178 RSMo)

School Board - file with Secretary of the board at school administrative offices (Chapter 162 RSMo)
Fire Board - file at fire district headquarters (Chapter 321 RSMo)
Water Board - file with Secretary of board  (Chapter 247 RSMo)
Sewer District - file with Secretary of board  (Chapter 249 RSMo)
Mayor/City Council - file with City clerk (chapter 78 RSMo)

Towns/Villages - file with Town clerk  (Chapter 80 RSMo)