The purpose of the Charge Code:

The Missouri Criminal Records Repository was initially established for the sole purpose of enhancing law enforcement safety. It tracks statistics for arrest data and conviction data using Charge Codes. It has since evolved into other non-law enforcement uses post-9/11 and is now used in the hiring practices of people in public trust positions such as teachers, nurses, daycare providers, nursing home employees, etc.

RSMo 43.500 defines "Central Repository," as the Missouri State Highway Patrol Criminal Records Division, and assigns it the responsibility of compiling and disseminating complete and accurate criminal history records.

RSMo 43.512 reads that the Central Repository, with the approval of the Missouri Supreme Court, shall publish and make available to all criminal justice officials, a standard manual of codes for all offenses in Missouri. The manual of codes shall be known as the "Missouri Charge Code Manual," and shall be used by all criminal justice agencies for reporting information required by sections 43.500 - 43.530.

RSMo 43.503 mandates that ALL law enforcement officers who arrest misdemeanors and felons shall, without undue delay, submit to the central repository fingerprints and appropriate charges and charge codes of all persons arrested.

(Updated 10/28/2014.)

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Scroll down for Links to the current Charge Code Manual and all historical Charge Code Manuals

2014-2015 Charge Code Manual

Click on the Charge Code Manual above for the current year's Missouri Charge Code Manual.

2014 October Charge Code Updates

2015 March Charge Code Updates


2014 Legislative Charge Code Changes

2013-14 Charge Codes by Category

(Updated 02/21/2014)

2013-14 Codes in Statute Order

(Updated 02/24/2014)

2013-2014 Excel Version

2014 January Code Revisions

2014 April Code Revisions

2013 November Code Revisions

2013-14 Modifier Information

Retired Charge Codes

(Updated 12-12-2014)

2013-14 Ordinance Violations

2013 Juvenile Charge Codes

2013 Juvenile Charge Code Instructions

2013-2014 Complete Revisions Manual from

8/27/2013 - 02/21/2014

CJIS Home Page

MSHP Home Page

2012-2013 Charge Code Manual

in Statute Order

2011-2012 Charge Code Manual

in Statute Order

2010-2011 Charge Code Manual

in Statute Order

2009-2010 Charge Code Manual

2008-2009 Charge Code Manual

in Major Category and State Order

2007-2008 Charge Code Manual

in Statute Order

2006-2007 Charge Code Manual in Major Category and Statute Order

2005-2006 Charge Code Manual in

Major Category and Statute Order

2004-2005 Charge Code Manual in

Major Category and Statute Order

2003-2004 Charge Code Manual in

Major Category and Statute Order

2002-2003 Charge Code Manual

2001-2002 Charge Code Manual

2000-2001 Charge Code Manual

1999-2000 Charge Code Manual

1998-1999 Charge Code Manual
1997-1998 Charge Code Manual 1996-1997 Charge Code Manual 1995-1996 Charge Code Manual
1994-1995 Charge Code Manual 1992-1993 Charge Code Manual 1990-1991 Charge Code Manual
1988-1989 Charge Code Manual 1987-1988 Charge Code Manual 1985-1986 Charge Code Manual

1983 Charge Code Manual

1983 October Charge Code Revisions

1982 Charge Code Manual

1980 Charge Code Manual

1979-2 Criminal Offense Pamphlet

1979 - 1st Charge Code Manual

called the

"Missouri Offense Code Manual"

The hard copy version of the Missouri Charge Code Manual is published and mailed out to law enforcement agencies once each year. This webpage will be kept up-to-date throughout the year with revisions, changes and corrections. Please save this page to your Favorites Bar and check back often throughout the year for important updates..

For more information, or to order hard copies of the Charge Code Manual, please contact:

Heather Elder, Charge Code Specialist

Missouri State Highway Patrol
Criminal Justice Information Services

1510 East Elm Street
PO Box 9500
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 526-6153 ext. 2638
Toll-Free: (800) 877-3452

[email protected]


** Information on this page provided in cooperation with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Office of State Courts Administrator.