Penny J. Creed-Craghead


Audrain County Courthouse
101 N. Jefferson St., Room 204
Mexico, Missouri 65265
Phone: 573-473-5840
Fax (Criminal and Civil Cases): 573-581-3237
Fax (Probate Court): 573-581-3364
Circuit Court Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

A circuit may be composed of more than one county, but each county within the circuit has a circuit clerk whose authority extends to the individual county only.  The circuit Clerk is an elected official and serves a term of four years.  If the office of an elected circuit clerk becomes vacant, the governor will appoint someone to fill the position until the next general election, at which time a new clerk is elected for the remainder of the term of office. The agreement for the consolidation of the Circuit and Associate Division was effective January 1, 2010.  All cases are now filed in the Circuit Court.

The following qualifications must be met by the Circuit Clerk:

  • United States Citizen
  • At least 21 years old
  • Resident of Missouri for one year
  • Resident of the county in which the individual will serve as clerk for three months prior to appointment or election.

Audrain County Circuit Clerk Divisions Civil Division

  • Circuit
  • Juvenile
  • Domestic Relations
  • Orders of Protection
  • Child Support
  • Probate

Criminal Division

  • Misdemeanor
  • Felony
  • Drug Court

Audrain County Court Clerks
Civil Clerks
Joy Keith 573-473-5851
Holly Barnes 573-473-5842
Criminal Clerks
Mandy Orr 573-473-5852
Meagan Wienam 573-473-5850
Probate Clerk
Bev Brothers 573-473-5854
Circuit Clerk
Penny Creed-Craghead 573-473-5840
Traffic Clerk
Jessica Barnes 573-473-5843
Juvenile Clerk
Donna Ziegler 573-473-5844
Record Copies
KiKi Hagan 573-473-5840