Clerk of the County Legislature

ATTENTION: COVID 19 Procedures for Notary Commissions and Declaration of Candidacy Filing:

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020 all County facilities will be closed to the public until April 24, 2020.

If it is necessary to pick up a notary commission before April 24, 2020, you may do so on a limited basis by appointment only. Cost is $5 – cash (exact change) or checks only.

  • To pick up a notary commission at our Independence location, 201 W. Lexington, 2nd Floor, Independence, MO 64050, call and leave a message at 816-881-3246.
  • To pick up a notary commission at our Downtown Courthouse, 415 E. 12th Street, 2nd Floor, Kansas City, MO 64106, call and leave a message at 816-881-3242. Use the Oak Street entrance.

All messages will be checked periodically, and calls will be returned.  

Declarations of Candidacy may be filed by appointment through March 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. 

  • To schedule an appointment to file at our Independence location, 201 W. Lexington, 2nd Floor, Independence, MO 64050, call and leave a message at 816-881-3246.
  • To schedule an appointment to file at our Downtown Courthouse location, 415 E. 12th Street, 2nd Floor, Kansas City, MO 64106, call and leave a message at 816-881-3240.

The County Clerk’s Office will be closed until April 24, 2020. Please check our website for updates.

The County Clerk serves under the Legislative branch of Jackson County government. Mary Jo Spino, whom the Legislature appointed Clerk on March 19, 1991, aids the Legislators in the performance of their duties and supervises the activities of others appointed to their staffs.

Legislative Meetings


As stated in the Jackson County Charter, the Clerk provides the Legislature with administrative, research and support staff services. She attends Legislative meetings, keeping a record of the proceedings and maintaining other permanent records for the County.

The Jackson County Legislature is required to hold at least 48 regular meetings each year as stated in the Charter of Jackson County, Missouri.

The first, third, fourth, and fifth Monday of the month, Legislative meetings are held at:

Kansas City Legislative Assembly Area
Jackson County Courthouse
415 E 12th Street
2nd Floor
Kansas City, Missouri, 64050

The second Monday of the month, meetings are held at:

Legislative Chamber
Eastern Jackson County Courthouse
308 W Kansas
Ground Floor
Independence, Missouri, 64050

2020 Legislative Meetings Schedule

Elections


The County Clerk also processes candidate filings for the County elected offices.

Notary Public Applications


Furthermore, the County Clerk is responsible for notary public applicants in Jackson County, Missouri. The Clerk of the County Legislature often referred to as the County Clerk has two offices at which notary public applicants can appear to pick up their commission.