Welcome to the Howell County Sheriff’s Office homepage! Thank you for taking a few minutes to look at our website. We want to thank the citizens of Howell County for the opportunity to serve you.

Howell County is a dynamic, progressive county in South Central Missouri. Our three largest municipalities, Mountain View, West Plains and Willow Springs hold the regions retail and service trade centers. Our small communities are close-knit rural villages where neighbors are valued. Our rugged terrain, running streams and clean air all add to the beauty of the Ozarks.

We are extremely excited to be the first Sheriff’s Office in the State of Missouri to offer OffenderWatch, the sex offender mapping and notification system. Please take advantage of the Automated Notification Email System to ensure you and your family will know when an offender moves near your home, school, workplace, or any address you chose within Howell County.

Watch our site for updated News Releases and our Neighborhood Watch Newsletter, the APB. Our site also includes answers to Frequently Asked Questions, such as questions about Concealed Weapons and Landlord/Tenant disputes. Other areas of our site are still under construction. Check back often for new updates.

Again, thank you for visiting our website. On behalf of the men and women of the Howell County Sheriff’s Office, I want to thank you for allowing us to serve you. If there is anything we can assist you with, please contact us.


Mike Shannon


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