Missouri Recorder Of Deeds

Find Missouri recorder of deeds, registry, register, and registrar of deeds. Recorders of deeds provide information on deed & title searches, tax liens, land ownership deeds, quit claim deeds, and copies of public home and real estate deeds.

Recorders Of Deeds by County

Adair County Andrew County Atchison County Audrain County Barry County Barton County Bates County Benton County Bollinger County Boone County Buchanan County Butler County Caldwell County Callaway County Camden County Cape Girardeau County Carroll County Carter County Cass County Cedar County Chariton County Christian County Clark County Clay County Clinton County Cole County Cooper County Crawford County Dade County Dallas County Daviess County DeKalb County Dent County Douglas County Dunklin County Franklin County Gasconade County Gentry County Greene County Grundy County Harrison County Henry County Hickory County Holt County Howard County Howell County Iron County Jackson County Jasper County Jefferson County Johnson County Knox County Laclede County Lafayette County Lawrence County Lewis County Lincoln County Linn County Livingston County Macon County Madison County Maries County Marion County McDonald County Mercer County Miller County Mississippi County Moniteau County Monroe County Montgomery County Morgan County New Madrid County Newton County Nodaway County Oregon County Osage County Ozark County Pemiscot County Perry County Pettis County Phelps County Pike County Platte County Polk County Pulaski County Putnam County Ralls County Randolph County Ray County Reynolds County Ripley County Saline County Schuyler County Scotland County Scott County Shannon County Shelby County St. Charles County St. Clair County St. Francois County St. Louis County St. Louis city Ste. Genevieve County Stoddard County Stone County Sullivan County Taney County Texas County Vernon County Warren County Washington County Wayne County Webster County Worth County Wright County

What does a Recorder of Deeds do?

A recorder of deeds is an elected official tasked with recording and maintaining real estate records. In some cases recorders of deeds also maintain records regarding military discharge and other vital records. These elected officials also help prevent real estate fraud by maintaining secure records. They usually provide both electronic and paper records so that people can access what they need online.

The recorder of deeds is a historian for real estate and plot maps in his or her local community. These services help people research properties before buying or selling, and they also assist with genealogy searches. Real estate agents and lawyers can use the services from the recorder of deeds to find if properties have tax liens and to discover who owns a particular property. Recorders of deeds also work with quit claim deeds that show how the property has been transferred between two parties as a gift, without payment. The recorder of deeds works with both residential and commercial property records.

Commonly asked questions about a Recorder of Deeds

Does the Recorder of Deeds maintain vital records like birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates?

In most large communities the answer is no. However, there are small communities where both types of services are combined. So, it's best to contact your local recorder of deeds directly to find out exactly which records they keep there.

If I pay off my mortgage, what do I need to do with the release deed?

Many mortgage companies will take care of filing the release deed. If your mortgage company does this for you, the document will have a stamp that includes the document number and the recording date assigned by the recorder of deeds office. If the deed has already been recorded, then you simply keep a copy for your records. However, if you receive a deed that hasn't been recorded, it's your responsibility to take it to the recorder of deeds office.

How can I search for a deed, title or other record?

There are a variety of ways to search for and request a record. Many recorders of deeds have electronic services that are available online. If you need to request information, it's best to contact the office directly.