Recorder of Deeds Division

Duties and Responsibilities

We record and file documents of writing affecting real property or personal property, subdivision plats, federal and state tax liens, and other instruments of writing. We also issues marriage licenses. All recorded documents are available for public research. 

The Division is organized by function:

  1. Document Copies / Research
  2. Document Recording
  3. Federal and State Liens
  4. Marriage License
  5. Subdivision Plats

Recorded deeds are available through 1974. You have several options available to conduct research. 

Please select deed search remote access solutions to get started.

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Gerald E. Smith | Recorder of Deeds

Contact Us


Address: Lawrence K. Roos Building 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:
Recorded Information - 24 hour recorded information
Recorder of Deeds
(314) 615-7100
Marriage License
(314) 615-7100
Recorded Information (314) 615-7180
Recording
(314) 615-7100
Recorded Information (314) 615-7182
Email: [email protected]
        or
visit the Contact Us page.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Marriage License is open until 6:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday.