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 Updates and Hours for the Courthouse
due to the CoronaVirus

Ralls County Health Department Order


Press Release from Commission


Order of the Supreme Court


Collectors Office - Effective Monday,March 30, 2020 the office will be open Monday - Friday 8am - Noon


Assessors Office - Effective Thursday, March 26th the office will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8am - Noon


Recorder Office - Please click on the link for the hours


Court -Effective August 5th, 2020 Administrative Order from the Courts


August 21st, 2020 - Collectors office closed to the public until further notice


August 24th, 2020 - 

Ralls County Circuit Court will NOT have any in-person court hearings the week of August 24-28, 2020. If your case was scheduled during this week, please check case.net to find out the rescheduled court date and time. If you do not have access to case.net or if your case still shows scheduled for this week on case.net, please call the Circuit Clerk's office at

573-985-5633 to obtain an update on your case. Please note that the phone line may be very busy and if you have trouble getting through, please try again.

Staff is in the process of continuing cases and mailing notices. However, they will not reach parties prior to the court date.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


August 24th, 2020 - Collectors Office will be closed August 25th -27th, 2020 and will reopen at 8 am on August 28th.


September 1st, 2020 - 


Ralls County Circuit Court remains in Phase 1 pursuant to Administrative
Order 20-08.  The Circuit Clerk's Office remains closed to the public
except for emergency hearings as directed by the Court. Therefore, no
in-person hearings will be held at this time.  Please check case.net to
find out the status of your case.  If you do not have access to case.net,
or if you have questions, please call the Circuit Clerk's office at
573-985-5633.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Gina Jameson
Ralls County Circuit Clerk & Ex-Officio Recorder of Deeds
311 S. Main
P.O. Box 466
New London, MO 63459
573-985-5633 or 5631 - Phone
573-985-3446 - Fax


September 3rd, 2020 - 


Collector’s office will be closed to walk-in traffic on 9/4/20 for construction

We will be able to help by phone at 573-985-5621.

Payments can be placed in the dropbox on the east end of the building.

Receipts will be emailed, faxed, or mailed.

Please put payment in an envelope with your name, and how you would like

The receipt to be sent.

Dropbox will be checked at 8 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.


September 4th, 2020 - 


Ralls County Court that was scheduled for Tuesday, September 8, 2020 has been continued and notices have been mailed.  Please check case.net for the status of your case or call 573-985-5633.

Gina Jameson

Ralls County Circuit Clerk & Ex-Officio Recorder of Deeds

311 S. Main

P.O. Box 466

New London, MO 63459

573-985-5633 or 5631 - Phone

573-985-3446 - Fax


September 18th, 2020


Ralls County Circuit Court remains in Phase 1 pursuant to Administrative

Order 20-08.  The Circuit Clerk's Office remains closed to the public
except for emergency hearings as directed by the Court. Therefore, no
in-person hearings will be held during the week of September 22-25, 2020
unless directed by the Court. Notices are being mailed to un-represented
parties. Please check www.courts.mo.gov - Case Net to find out the status
of your case.  If you cannot locate your case information, or if you have
questions, please call your attorney (if represented by counsel) or the
Circuit Clerk's office at 573-985-5633.


Gina Jameson
Ralls County Circuit Clerk & Ex-Officio Recorder of Deeds
311 S. Main
P.O. Box 466
New London, MO 63459
573-985-5633 or 5631 - Phone
573-985-3446 - Fax


 RACHEL L. BRINGER SHEPHERD

PRESIDING JUDGE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

Marion County Courthouse 573-221-0579 Monroe County Courthouse 100 South Main 300 North Main

Palmyra, MO 63461 Paris, MO 65275

Marion County Courthouse Ralls County Courthouse

906 Broadway 311 South Main

Hannibal, MO 63401 New London, MO 63459

September 21, 2020

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 20-10

EFFECTIVE September 22, 2020

IN RE COURT OPERATIONS IN LIGHT OF THE MISSOURI GOVERNOR’S ORDER OF MARCH 21, 2020 AND THE ORDERS OF THE SUPREME COURT DATED MARCH 22, 2020, APRIL 1, 2020, April 17, 2020, May 4,

2020, and July 24, 2020

  1. Effective September 22, 2020, the Circuit Courts of Marion County, Missouri, and its divisions, and Ralls County Missouri, and its divisions, will be returning to Operating Phase Two, as described in the Missouri Supreme Court order dated May 4, 2020 and July 24, 2020 and subject to the guidelines set forth below. Marion, Monroe, and Ralls Counties shall be subject to the additional guidelines set forth below during Operating Phase Two.
  1. Judges shall use all available technologies – including teleconferencing and video conferencing – whenever possible to limit in-person courtroom appearances to the extent not prohibited by constitutional or statutory provisions. Attorneys and litigants are encourage to appear by teleconference or videoconference whenever possible.

  • Occupancy of courtrooms, common areas, and rotundas is restricted to no more than ten individuals. Judges and attorneys are directed to ask litigants, witnesses, or other court participants to wait outside of the courthouses until the case for which they are appearing is called for hearing.
    1. Strict social distancing protocols must be maintained. All participants in court proceedings, including litigants, attorneys, judges, clerks, bailiffs, witnesses, court partners, spectators, members of the press, members of the public, and courthouse staff must wear masks or face coverings in a proper manner. All Court participants will be subject to a temperature check prior to entering the courthouse. The judge presiding over the proceeding shall arrange the manner in which temperature checks are conducted. During testimony or argument, face masks may be removed at the discretion of the judge. The judge presiding over the proceeding will take action to mark six-foot distances at various locations in the courtroom for use by litigants, attorneys, and court personnel.
    1. Vulnerable litigants, witnesses, victims, attorneys, and other individuals involved in court proceedings will be permitted to participate in the proceedings remotely or have their cases continued or postponed at the discretion of the judge.
    1. Any payment to be made to the Circuit Clerk’s offices for court costs, fee deposits, garnishment returns, fines, or any other payment shall be made by mail, online, or through the dropboxes outside the courthouses. The Courthouse doors will be posted to notify payors of this order.
    1. Receipt and completion of order of protection applications or 96 hour mental health applications shall occur outside of the courthouse building. Completed order of protection forms or 96 hours hold forms shall be placed in the dropboxes located outside of each courthouse. The Courthouse doors will be posted to notify applicants of this procedure.
    1. The provisions of prior administrative orders not amended by this order remain in effect.
    1. The following individuals are prohibited from entering the courthouse:

      1. Persons who have traveled to any foreign country within the last 14 days;

  • Persons who reside or have had close contact with someone who has travelled to any foreign country within the last 14 days;
  • Persons who have been asked to self-quarantine by any doctor, hospital or health agency;
  • Persons who have been diagnosed with, or have had contact with, anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, and have not been released from quarantine by a medical provider; and
  • Persons with unexplained fever, lost of sense of taste or smell, cough or shortness of breath;
  • Persons with symptoms of respiratory illness which includes congestion, runny nose, cough, sore throat, fever, body aches, or fatigue must stay home until they recover and are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C]) or greater using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants).
  • If you are unable to enter the courthouse for these or any other reason, please contact the clerk immediately to receive instructions about your court proceeding.

    10. Failure to follow the guidelines set forth above will be grounds for removal from the courthouse.

    SO ORDERED.

    September 21, 2020

    Rachel Bringer Shepherd Presiding Judge

    Tenth Judicial Circuit

    September 25th, 2020 - 

    NO MUNICIPAL COURT WILL BE HELD IN RALLS COUNTY ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2020.


    Gina Jameson

    Ralls County Circuit Clerk & Ex-Officio Recorder of Deeds

    311 S. Main

    P.O. Box 466

    New London, MO 63459

    573-985-5633 or 5631 - Phone

    573-985-3446 - Fax


    October 29th, 2020 - 


                                                                                                  RACHEL L. BRINGER SHEPHERD

                                                                                         PRESIDING JUDGE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

    Marion County Courthouse 573-221-0579 Monroe County Courthouse 100 South Main 300 North Main

    Palmyra, MO 63461 Paris, MO 65275

    Marion County Courthouse Ralls County Courthouse

    906 Broadway 311 South Main

    Hannibal, MO 63401 New London, MO 63459

    October 16, 2020

    ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 20-13

    EFFECTIVE October 16, 2020

    IN RE COURT OPERATIONS IN LIGHT OF THE MISSOURI GOVERNOR’S ORDER OF MARCH 21, 2020 AND THE ORDERS OF THE SUPREME COURT DATED MARCH 22, 2020, APRIL 1, 2020, April 17, 2020, May 4,

    2020, and July 24, 2020.

    1. Effective October 16, 2020, the Circuit Court of Ralls County, Missouri, and its divisions, will be returning to Operating Phase One, as described in the Missouri Supreme Court order dated May 4, 2020 and July 24, 2020.
    1. Each judge will review his or her cases and schedule for in-person proceedings “only the most critical” cases during operating phase one.
    1. Large venues and common areas are closed.
    1. For the “most critical” cases in which in-person proceedings are scheduled during operating phase one, strict social distancing protocols must be maintained. All participants in court proceedings, including litigants, attorneys, judges, clerks, bailiffs, witnesses, court partners, spectators, members of the press, and courthouse staff must wear masks or face coverings. All Court participants will be subject to a temperature check prior to entering the courthouse. The judge presiding over the proceeding shall arrange the manner

    in which temperature checks are conducted. The judge presiding over the proceeding will take action to mark six-foot distances at various locations in the courtroom for use by litigants, attorneys, and court personnel.

    1. Vulnerable litigants, witnesses, victims, attorneys, and other individuals involved in court proceedings will be permitted to participate in the proceedings remotely or have their cases continued or postponed at the discretion of the judge. Judges shall use all available technologies – including teleconferencing and video conferencing – whenever possible to limit in-person courtroom appearances to the extent not prohibited by constitutional or statutory provisions.
    1. Face coverings are required for all in-person hearings in accordance with the order of the Missouri Supreme Court dated July 24, 2020.
    1. The provisions of prior administrative orders not amended by this order remain in effect.
    1. The following individuals are prohibited from entering the courthouse:

      1. Persons who have traveled to any foreign country within the last 14 days;
      2. Persons who reside or have had close contact with someone who has travelled to any foreign country within the last 14 days;
      3. Persons who have been asked to self-quarantine by any doctor, hospital or health agency;
      4. Persons who have been diagnosed with, or have had contact with, anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19; and have not been released from quarantine by a medical provider
      5. Persons with unexplained fever, lost of sense of taste or smell, cough or shortness of breath;
      6. Persons with symptoms of respiratory illness which includes congestion, runny nose, cough, sore throat, fever, body aches, or fatigue must stay home until they recover and are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C]) or greater using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants).

    If you are unable to enter the courthouse for these or any other reason, please contact the clerk immediately to receive instructions about your court proceeding.


    SO ORDERED.

    October 16, 2020 Rachel Bringer Shepherd

    Presiding Judge Tenth Judicial Circuit

    A copy of this order has been emailed to: The Ralls County Commission

    Members of the Tenth Circuit Bar Association The Ralls County Sheriff

    Ralls County Circuit Clerk


    NOVEMBER 6TH, 2020 - 

    Ralls County Circuit Court still remains in Phase 1. Therefore, if you had a case scheduled on November 10, 2020 or November 12, 2020, please check case.net or with your attorney to see if your case will be held via video or has been continued. Unless specifically noted, there will be no in-person court the week of November 9-13, 2020.


    NOVEMBER 17TH, 2020 - 


    Ralls County Circuit Court remains in Phase 1 during the week of November 16-20. Therefore, there will be no in-person court this week. If you had court scheduled on Wednesday, November 18 2020 - Please check case.net or call 573-985-5641 to see if your case will be held by video or if it has been continued.


    Gina Jameson

    Ralls County Circuit Clerk & Ex-Officio Recorder of Deeds

    311 S. Main

    P.O. Box 466

    New London, MO 63459

    573-985-5633 or 5631 - Phone

    573-985-3446 - Fax


    November 23rd, 2020 - 

    Ralls County Circuit Court remains in Phase 1 at this time which means no
    in-person court may be held except for those critical cases as deemed by
    Supreme Court Order.  Some cases may be held via video. Please continue to
    monitor your case by checking case.net, contacting your attorney or by
    calling 573-985-5633 for civil/domestic/probate cases and 573-985-5641 for
    criminal/traffic cases.
    Thank you for your patience during this time.

    Gina Jameson
    Ralls County Circuit Clerk & Ex-Officio Recorder of Deeds
    311 S. Main
    P.O. Box 466
    New London, MO 63459
    573-985-5633 or 5631 - Phone
    573-985-3446 - Fax

    March 15th, 2021-

                                                                                                                RACHEL L. BRINGER SHEPHERD

                                                                                               PRESIDING JUDGE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

    Marion County Courthouse 573-221-0579 Monroe County Courthouse 100 South Main 300 North Main

    Palmyra, MO 63461 Paris, MO 65275

    Marion County Courthouse Ralls County Courthouse

    906 Broadway 311 South Main

    Hannibal, MO 63401 New London, MO 63459

    March 12, 2021

    ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 20-15

    EFFECTIVE MARCH 15, 2021

    IN RE COURT OPERATIONS IN LIGHT OF THE MISSOURI GOVERNOR’S ORDER OF MARCH 21, 2020 AND THE ORDERS OF THE SUPREME COURT DATED MARCH 22, 2020, APRIL 1, 2020, April 17, 2020, May 4,

    2020, and July 24, 2020

    1. Effective March 15, 2021, the Circuit Courts of Marion County, Missouri, and its divisions; Monroe County, Missouri, and its divisions; and Ralls County Missouri, and its divisions, will be returning to Operating Phase Two, as described in the Missouri Supreme Court order dated May 4, 2020 and July 24, 2020 and subject to the guidelines set forth below. Marion, Monroe, and Ralls Counties shall be subject to the additional guidelines set forth below during Operating Phase Two.
    1. Judges shall use all available technologies – including teleconferencing and video conferencing – whenever possible to limit in-person courtroom appearances to the extent not prohibited by constitutional or statutory provisions. Attorneys and litigants are encourage to appear by teleconference or videoconference whenever possible.

  • Occupancy of courtrooms, common areas, and rotundas is restricted to no more than twenty-five individuals. Judges and attorneys are directed to ask litigants, witnesses, or other court participants to wait outside of the courthouses until the case for which they are appearing is called for hearing.
    1. Strict social distancing protocols must be maintained. All participants in court proceedings, including litigants, attorneys, judges, clerks, bailiffs, witnesses, court partners, spectators, members of the press, members of the public, and courthouse staff must wear masks or face coverings in a proper manner. All Court participants will be subject to a temperature check prior to entering the courthouse. The judge presiding over the proceeding shall arrange the manner in which temperature checks are conducted. During testimony or argument, face masks may be removed at the discretion of the judge. The judge presiding over the proceeding will take action to mark six-foot distances at various locations in the courtroom for use by litigants, attorneys, and court personnel.
    1. Vulnerable litigants, witnesses, victims, attorneys, and other individuals involved in court proceedings will be permitted to participate in the proceedings remotely or have their cases continued or postponed at the discretion of the judge.
    1. Any payment to be made to the Circuit Clerk’s offices for court costs, fee deposits, garnishment returns, fines, or any other payment shall be made by mail, online, or through the dropboxes outside the courthouses. The Courthouse doors will be posted to notify payors of this order.
    1. Receipt and completion of order of protection applications or 96 hour mental health applications shall occur outside of the courthouse building. Completed order of protection forms or 96 hours hold forms shall be placed in the dropboxes located outside of each courthouse. The Courthouse doors will be posted to notify applicants of this procedure.
    1. The provisions of prior administrative orders not amended by this order remain in effect.
    1. The following individuals are prohibited from entering the courthouse:

      1. Persons who have traveled to any foreign country within the last 14 days;

  • Persons who reside or have had close contact with someone who has travelled to any foreign country within the last 14 days;
  • Persons who have been asked to self-quarantine by any doctor, hospital or health agency;
  • Persons who have been diagnosed with, or have had contact with, anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, and have not been released from quarantine by a medical provider; and
  • Persons with unexplained fever, lost of sense of taste or smell, cough or shortness of breath;
  • Persons with symptoms of respiratory illness which includes congestion, runny nose, cough, sore throat, fever, body aches, or fatigue must stay home until they recover and are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C]) or greater using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants).
  • If you are unable to enter the courthouse for these or any other reason, please contact the clerk immediately to receive instructions about your court proceeding.

    10. Failure to follow the guidelines set forth above will be grounds for removal from the courthouse.

    SO ORDERED.


    March 12, 2021


    Rachel Bringer Shepherd Presiding Judge

    Tenth Judicial Circuit