Boone County Sheriff's Department

COVID-19 Changes Jail Operations

The COVID-19 pandemic is necessitating many changes in all facets of society. The Court of the 13th Judicial Circuit was forced to modify its procedures for hearing cases. Likewise, the Boone County Jail has had to adapt to this fluid situation. For the safety of citizens, our staff and the detainee population, the Boone County Jail, effective immediately, has canceled all civilian entry into the Jail facility that is not required to maintain Jail operations. This includes canceling all visitation for friends, family, attorneys, P&P, Court Services, A.A., N.A., Jail Ministry, etc. The public lobby entrance to the Jail will remain open for bonding purposes. This will remain in effect until further notice.


COVID-19 Changes Services Operations

All individuals entering the public areas of the Sheriff’s Department are requested to wear a face mask. Face masks are required for anyone being fingerprinted.

Beginning Monday, May 4th, 2020 the Sheriff’s Department will resume fingerprinting services on a limited basis. Those wishing to be fingerprinted must call 573-875-1111 ahead of time to make an appointment. Since social distancing is not possible when being fingerprinted, citizens must provide and wear their own mask during the appointment. Only 7 appointment times are available each day Monday through Friday. Fingerprinting service fees apply. CCW applications and renewals as well as Sex Offender Registration are continuing without additional changes.


Boone County Sheriff's Department Publication of Unclaimed/Seized Property

The Motion of Plaintiff, the State of Missouri requesting an Order directing the State to provide notice of the State’s Motion for Disposition of Unclaimed Property, Pursuant to Section 542.301, RSMo, is hereby granted.

Hearing on the State’s Motion for Disposition of Unclaimed Property, Pursuant to Section 542.301, RSMo, is set for September 14, 2020, at 9 a.m. The State is directed and ordered to: Publish in a newspaper of general circulation in Boone County, the following: “The State of Missouri has filed a Motion under Section 542.301, RSMo for disposition of unclaimed property, which is pending in the Circuit Court of Boone County, Missouri, Division 2, Cause No. 20BA-CV02425, for certain property seized by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, and the hearing on disposition of the unclaimed property shall be held September 14, 2020, at 9 a.m., at the Boone County Courthouse, 705 E. Walnut, Columbia, MO 65201. Any person with an interest in said unclaimed property may appear and be heard as to the nature of that person's claim to the property. A list of property is posted at the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and on this website.

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Lead the fight to prevent crime and injustice. Enforce the law fairly and defend the rights of all. Partner with the people we serve to secure and promote safety in our communities.

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