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The Official Web Site For Stone County, Missouri 

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Stone County Circuit Court


Mechelee Lebow

Circuit Clerk


Alan Blankenship

Associate Circuit Judge


Eric O. Chavez

Associate Circuit Judge


Phone: (417) 357-6114 or 6115

Fax: (417) 357-6163


Located on the 2nd floor of the Stone County Judicial Center


110 South Maple

Post Office Box 18


Galena, MO 65656

General email for Court: Court eMail



David A. Cole

Circuit Judge


P.O. Box 583

Cassville. MO 65625



Attorneys: Email specific Filings, Correspondences including Bench Copies to Judge Cole
at the following email address: circuitjudge39@courts.mo.gov


Judge Cole Law Day: The first Monday of each month




Operating Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30

  am - 4:00pm

Closed for Lunch 12:00 - 12:30

Closed on all State and Federal holidays

Mechelee Lebow was elected as the Circuit Clerk on November 6, 2018 and took office on January 1, 2019.


Alan Blankenship was elected to the office of Associate Circuit Judge in 2002


Eric O. Chavez was elected to the office of Associate Circuit Judge in 2022, upon Judge Mark Stephens retirement at the end of 2022. Judge Chavez took office on January 1, 2023.


David A. Cole was appointed to the office of Circuit Judge February 11, 2021.



The Circuit Clerk's Office is responsible for maintaining complete and accurate records of the court, collecting, accounting for and disbursing monies paid into the court and perform other duties necessary to assist the court in performing its duties. The office is also responsible for jury management.


The office went live on Case.net on November 15, 2005. Fingertip access to all Stone County cases is now available just by visiting http//www.courts.mo.gov. You can "Track your Case" and "Pay by Web" on most cases through case.net.

Mechelee Lebow

Circuit Clerk

(417) 357-6511

General Office email: court.schedule@courts.mo.gov


Civil and Domestic Relations Division

Filing and processing civil and small claims petitions, issuing summonses, subpoenas, execution/ garnishments, transcript of judgments, protection orders, administrative orders and mechanic



Criminal Division

Filing and processing traffic, water patrol, and conservation tickets. File and process misdemeanors and felonies.


Probate Division

Filing and processing all probate matters: adult guardianship/ conservatorship, minor guardianship/ conservatorship, decedents estates, creditor refusals, spouse refusals, determination of heirship,

and 96 hours-mental and drug orders


Juvenile Division

Filing and processing of abuse/neglect, delinquency, paternity and adoption cases.


Drug Court

This program is being implemented throughout the county utilizing strict supervision, counseling and treatment as a method to reduce drug related crimes and addictions.


Types of Cases & Fling Fees

Domestic Relations: Divorce/Paternity $100.50

Protection Orders: Call for Info

Child Support: Call for Info

Adoptions: $150.50

Tax Liens: State of Mo Files

Mechanic Liens: $5.00

Associate Civil: $48.50

Circuit Civil: $100.50

Small Claims: $35.50

Garnishments: $10 Clerk Fee



For payments on criminal and trafffic cases you can check case.net and see if "Pay by Web" is available or call the Stone County Circuit Court @ 417-357-6511 or 6114


Probate Division


Stone County Probate Cost Sheet -Revised 2021 (Effective 07-01-2021)


1.    File Will with Court - $6.50 (No charge to Banks)

 2.     Admit  Will  to  Probate - $73.50 ( No Administration)

 3.     Affidavit to Establish Title - $73.50 (Small Estate -NO WILL)

 4.     Affidavit  to  Establish  Title - $108.50 (Small Estate - WITH WILL)

 5.     Determination of Heirship - $73.50

 6.     Spousal Refusal of Letters - $68.50

 7.     Creditor Refusal of Letters - $68.50

 8.    Decedent Estate - Supervised or Independent

$153.50 without Will         $188.50 with Will

 Annual Fee $30.00             

 Inventory Fees:

$50,001 -$100,000 ($50.00)   

$100,001 - $150,000 ($100.00)

$150,001 - $200,000 ($150.00)  

$200,001 - $250,000 ($200.00)

$250,001 - $300,000 ($250.00)

$300,001 - $350,000 ($300.00)

$350,001 - $400,000 ($350.00)

$400,001 - $450,000 ($400.00)

$450.001 or more ($450.00)

 9.     Adult Guardian/Conservator - $113.50

 Annual Fee - $30.00 - Closing Cost - $35.00

 10.    Minor Guardian/Conservator - $198.50

 Annual Fee - $25.00 - Final Settlement $35.00 

11.   Special School Registration I Insurance Guardianship - $93.50 

12.    Register Trust - $78.50 

13.    Successor Trustee -(P3) - $78.50

14.    Authenticated Copy - $5.00

15.    Copies - $1.00 per page

16.    Certification - $1.75 per page






Judicial Center

Missouri Judiciary website


Website Offers Access to Court Cases

STONE COUNTY, MO - Anyone with Internet access can now view all public case information for Stone County Circuit Court, Divisions I, II, and III on the Missouri courts website, through a feature called

Case.net. This service began on November 15th, 2005.

We have worked hard to make the courts more

accessible to the people we serve. The Internet

is increasingly available at work, home, and in

public places, so this is one way to open the

courts to people.

The website service illustrates the practical

benefits of automation. People can avoid the time

and expense of a trip to court or a call to an

attorney, yet find out about cases. Plus, the

access makes court information available after

normal business hours, so you can get

information at your convenience.


Track My Case is a newer feature to case.net.  You can be notified when work has been copleted onparticular cases.

Case.net works wonders for litigants who don't

live next door to the courthouse, and for media,

busy at their desks across the state reporting

the latest-breaking news. The service is useful

whether the case concerns you personally,

satisfies a need for information about or involves

an issue of law that affects your rights.

Case.net is available from the courts website at

www.courts.mo.gov. Records can be searched

in a variety of ways including Litigant Name,

Filing Date, Case Number, or Schedule Hearings

and Trials. Simply follow the directions on the

screen. The service will identify the parties,

attorneys, actions that have been taken and

documents that have been filed, among other facts.



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Area Resources

Stone County Commission

Attn: Henry Gebelin

P. O. Box 19, Galena, Mo. 65656

Telephone (417)357-8141 * Fax (417)357-3098


Stone County is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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