5th Judicial Circuit Court
of Andrew & Buchanan County, Missouri USA

Buchanan County Circuit Clerk
Ashley Thrasher

411 Jules Street, St. Joseph, MO  64501

Circuit Clerk’s Office — Room 331.

This office is responsible for:

  • Filing all civil and small claims cases in Buchanan County
  • Receiving, processing and maintaining judgments and orders of all proceedings in the six divisions of the Circuit Court
  • Issuing subpoenas, summonses, garnishments, executions, certified copies of judgments, orders and commitments
  • Disbursing all fines, costs, and monies paid into court
  • Entering all case records into state system for child support collection
  • Providing clerical assistance to all circuit and associate circuit judges


Ashley Thrasher is the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Buchanan County. She was elected in November, 2018 for a four year term which began January, 2019. Prior to election, Ashley worked for Hallmark Cards, Boehringer Ingelheim and Mosaic Life Care in various marketing, management and human resources positions.

Ashley and her husband, Matt, are both lifelong residents of St. Joseph and have two children.

Contact information:

Telephone: (816) 271-1462
Fax: (816) 271-1538


Court Clerks 

Division 1 – Room 304

Court Clerk 816-271-1447
Court Reporter 816-271-1473


Division 2 — Room 333

Court Clerk 816-271-1441
Court Reporter 816-271-1475
Probate Clerk 816-271-1418
Probate Auditor 816-271-1449


Division 3 — Room 301

Civil and Criminal Court Clerk 816-271-1444
Juvenile Court Clerk 816-271-1464
Court Reporter — Room 312 816-271-1474


Division 4 – Room 332

Secretary to the Presiding Judge 816-271-1511
Civil and Criminal Court Clerk 816-271-1509
Juvenile Court Clerk 816-271-1464
Court Reporter 816-271-1548


Division 5 – Room 322

Associate Criminal Court Clerk 816-271-1454
Associate Civil Court Clerk 816-271-1553

Division 6 – Room 323

Associate Criminal Court Clerk 816-271-1448
Associate Civil Court Clerk 816-271-1576