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The Boone County Courthouse began operating on a “by appointment only” basis on Nov. 17, 2020, due to concerns related to COVID-19.

MADISON — The Boone County courthouse has been operating on a “by appointment only” status since Nov. 17 due to concerns regarding COVID-19.

“With the positive COVID-19 cases on the rise, the Boone County Commission, in conjunction with (Circuit) Judge (William) Thompson and the Health Department, thought it prudent to revert back to the policy of appointments at the courthouse,” said Commissioner Brett Kuhn. “We are doing everything we can to continue to provide all the necessary services to the citizens of Boone County while also trying to implement safeguards for county workers who are doing an amazing job during very trying circumstances.”

By order of County Commission President Eddie Hendricks, a similar precaution was taken on April 1.

All offices can be reached via email or telephone. County Clerk records can be found at, tax payment and inquiries can be found at and voter registration information can be found at Once the status is lifted, the Boone County Commission will alert the public, according to county officials.

Phone Numbers

  • County Commission: 304-369-7301
  • Sheriff’s Law Enforcement: 304-369-7340
  • Family Court: 304-369-7847
  • Magistrate Court: 304-369-7361
  • Assessor: 304-369-7307
  • County Clerk: 304-369-7330
  • Sheriff’s Tax Office: 304-369-7391
  • Circuit Clerk: 304-369-7320
  • Circuit Court: 304-369-7350
  • Probation: 304-369-7373
  • Health Department: 304-
  • 369-7967
  • Emergency Management: 304-369-7273
  • Prosecuting Attorney: 304-369-7380
  • Brandi Reese — Domestic Violence Advocate: 304-982-1458

Reporter Phil Perry can be reached at or at 304-307-2401.