Recorder of Deeds Division

The Office of Recorder of Deeds records and files documents of writing affecting real property or personal property, subdivision plats, federal and state tax liens, and other instruments of writing. Also, the Recorder’s Office issues marriage licenses. All recorded instruments are available for public research. The Division is organized by function:

  •  Document Copies / Research
  •  Document Recording
  •  Federal and State Liens
  •  Marriage License
  •  Subdivision Plats


As of January 3, 2011 you can electronically record your document(s) in our office.  This implementation is part of our continued effort to provide excellent customer service and improve service delivery.  For information on how to eRecord documents, please select eRecording.

On October 1, 2008, St. Louis County Recorder of Deeds Office has officially launched our new web-based application that allows for remote access to documents recorded in our office. The St. Louis County Recorder of Deeds has a long-standing history of diligently working to ensure that we provide our customers with overall top-notch service. This implementation is another part of our on going effort to improve customer delivery and provide quality customer service.

Currently, our indexes for recorded deeds are available through 1974. Customers now have several options available to conduct research. For information on the types of searches available, please select deed search remote access solutions.

The Recorder's office policy is not only to provide good service but providing excellent service is mandatory from every member of the staff.

Our Customer Service Pledge is:

P rovide a clean, safe and inviting facility.
L isten to inquires and respond within three business days.
E nsure an actual person is reached during business hours.
D eliver prompt, friendly and efficient service.
G ather feedback from our customers to monitor and improve our level of service.
E xcel at providing outstanding Customer Service.

The Recorder's Office strives to keep this pledge.

Gerald E. Smith
Recorder of Deeds

Address: Saint Louis County
Recorder of Deeds
41 South Central Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105-1799

The Recorder of Deeds Division is located on the fourth floor of the Lawrence K. Roos County Government Building.
Phone Numbers:

Twenty four hour recorded information line. - 24 hour recorded information

(314) 615-7100

 Marriage License              
        (314) 615-7100
Twenty four hour recorded information line.    (314) 615-7180 
         (314) 615-7100
 Twenty four hour recorded information line.    (314) 615-7182 
visit the Contact Us page.
Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Marriage License is open until 6:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday.

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