Clay County Public Records

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Clay County Clerk/Recorder Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Clay County Clerk/Recorder records information, including birth, death, marriage and civil union records. Search Records


Clay County Contact List Employee Directory View Clay County department directory for a list of county officials and contact information. Search Records

Clay County Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Clay County genealogy trails website for general information and for record search including birth, marriage, military and death. Search Records

Clay County Government GIS Maps Gis Maps, Land Records, Property Records Search Clay County Government GIS property maps database by corporation, parcel, political township, section, subdivision and name. Search Records

Clay County Government Tax Records Property Records, Land Records, Tax Records View Clay County Government tax sale information, including upcoming, previous and assignable tax lien certificates. Search Records

Clay County Maps Gis Maps, Land Records View Clay County maps by city, state agencies, districts and directions. Search Records

Clay County Sheriff Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records View Clay County Sheriff home page, including name, hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Clay County Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Search Sex Offender Registry, Criminal Records, Police Records Search Clay County Sheriff's Office sex offender registry by address, name, or city. Search Records

Clay County Supervisor of Assessments Website Employee Directory, Tax Records, Court Records, Land Records View Clay County Supervisor of Assessments home page, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Clay County Treasurer Website Employee Directory, Land Records, Tax Records View Clay County Treasurer general information page, including list of services provided, hours of operation, and contact information. Search Records

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About Public Records

Are all types of Public Records open to the public?

Yes, in most cases Public Records are available to the public. Some documents, such as certain court records, confidential personal information, and other sensitive information may be kept sealed or is only available with a court order. In certain states, there is a waiting period to obtain Public Records that reveal private information.

Which government agencies provide Public Records?

A number of government agencies maintain Public Records and make them available to the public. At the local level, many Public Records are held by County Clerk's Offices or Vital Records Offices. State Departments of Revenue or Departments of Health keep Public Records. At the federal level, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is one agency that has Public Records.

What is the difference between a certified and uncertified Public Record?

A certified copy of a vital record, such as birth or death certificates, is considered legal proof of the event. A certified record typically has an embossed seal and must be requested through the appropriate government agency. Other forms of Public Records, including souvenir, decorative, or uncertified copies, may not be valid for certain legal purposes.