Harrison County Court

Find Harrison County Missouri courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.


Bethany Circuit Court 1500 Central Street Bethany MO 64424 660-425-6425


Bethany Municipal Court 206 North 16th Street Bethany MO 64424 660-425-8670

About Harrison County Courts

Courts in Harrison County, MO are government institutions that resolve legal disputes in accordance with local Harrison County and Missouri law and are housed in Harrison County courthouses. Courts are divided into Criminal Courts and Civil Courts. In Harrison County Criminal Courts, the government prosecutes a case against parties accused of breaking the law. In Harrison County Civil Courts the Court resolves disputes between citizens.

You may contact Courts for questions about:
  • Harrison County court records and judgments
  • Law documents, filings and case records
  • Appealing Harrison County court judgments
  • Court calendars and dockets
  • Harrison County background checks
Harrison County Court Records

Harrison County court records are available to the public at the Harrison County Courthouse. Records vary by specific court, however, commonly requested public records include copies of court decisions, court filings and records, court dockets and calendars, people and background check information as well as criminal records.

About the US Court System

The United States Legal System is comprised of a Federal Court System and Fifty State Court Systems which hear cases at Harrison County Courthouses.

Harrison County Trial Courts

Harrison County Courts, where cases are heard for the first time, are where both sides, the prosecutor and defendant present evidence to argue and support their versions of events. A jury usually decides the outcome of cases and a single judge presides over the court room.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Limited Jurisdiction Courts in Harrison County are typically limited to hearing only cases about small claims, traffic and driving violations, and misdemeanor offenses. Other courts of limited jurisdiction include Harrison County Probate Courts and Harrison County Family Courts.

Appellate Court in Harrison County, Missouri

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in Harrison County Trial Courts. A judge or a panel of judges presides over the appellate process and decides the outcome of the trial rather than a jury.

Missouri Federal Courts

Federal Courts are divided into Trial Courts and Appellate courts. Harrison County Federal Courts are divided into Courts of General Jurisdiction and Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. General Jurisdiction Courts preside over all matters of cases, whereas Courts of Limited Jurisdiction are limited by their scope. Federal Courts in Missouri are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and have jurisdictional authority over defined geographic areas.

Twelve Circuit Courts comprise the US Appellate Court System with the United States Supreme Court at its head. Appellate Courts in Missouri state are similar to the Federal System, whereas multiple appellate courts hear cases within a defined geographic area, governed by the highest State Court, the Missouri Supreme Court.