St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds

Michael Butler

Archives

  • Call: 314-589-8174
  • Email: archives@stlouiscityrecorder.org
  • Mail: Archives Department, City Hall Room 129, 1200 Market Street

The Archives Department is the custodian of historic documents including birth and death records for St. Louis City, land records, marriage licenses , and articles of incorporation.

This office also helps with genealogical searches and in locating documents for academic or scholarly purposes.

The Archives Department is located in Room 129 of City Hall and may be reached at (314) 589-6796.

Deed Copy Requirements

1921 to Present

Free land history search

No Refunds. No Exchanges After Document Leaves Office.

Customer is responsible for purchasing desired document copy.

Copy Requirements – Fee and Information Customer Must Provide

  • $ Payment for Walk-In Service is by Visa/MasterCard, Cash, Money Order, or Business Check. No personal checks.
  • $ Payment for Mail-In Service is by Personal Check, Business Check, Money Order, or Cash.
  • Fee for Certified: $5 First Page + $2.00 Each Additional Page
  • Fee for Uncertified: $3 First Page + $2.00 Each Additional Page
  • Provide Grantee Name (Buyer or Recipient)
  • Provide Property Address (Street Number + Street Name)
  • Provide Document’s Recorder Book and Page Numbers

    How to Obtain Book and Page Numbers

    Document Recorded July 1982 to Present

    Customer Must Provide: Address or Grantee/Grantor Name

  • One Document: The Recorder’s Archives Staff will search the Recorder’s Database (by Address, or Name, or Parcel Number) and provide customer with the Recorder Book and Page Numbers.
  • Multiple Documents: Customer must use one of theRecorder’s public research computers to search the Recorder’s Database (by Address, or Name, or Parcel Number) and obtain Recorder Book and Page Numbers. Document Recorded 1921 to July 1982 Customer Must Provide: Date and Daily Numbers From Room 114, Assessor’s Office, City Hall
  • One Document: Customer provides Recorder’sImaging/Microfilm Staff with Date and Daily Numbers from Assessor. Staff will search Recorder’s Date and Daily Book to provide customer with the Recorder Book and Page Numbers.
  • Multiple Documents: Customer obtains Date and DailyNumbers from Assessor, and then searches Recorder’s Date and Daily Books to obtain the Recorder Book and Page Numbers.

ADOPTION DEEDS (pre-1917)

  • $0 Name Search Using Deeds of Adoptions Card File Index
  • $3 Per Uncertified Copy
  • No Copies of Index Cards or Book Covers

LAND RECORDS – No Copies of Index

Search Fees

  • $10 Per Name Per Colonial Grantor or Grantee Index
  • $30 Per Name 1804-1854 Per Grantor or Grantee Index
  • $25 Per Name 1855-1865 Per Grantor or Grantee Index
  • $25 Per Name 1866-1876 Per Grantor or Grantee Index
  • $25 Per Name 1877-1890 Per Grantor or Grantee Index
  • $25 Per Name 1891-1900 Per Grantor or Grantee Index
  • $25 Per Name 1901-1910 Per Grantor or Grantee Index
  • $25 Per Name 1911-1920 Per Grantor or Grantee Index

    Copy Fees

  • $3 First Page Uncertified Copy
  • $2 Each Page Thereafter, Same Document
  • No Copies of Index Pages or Book Covers

MARRIAGE RECORDS

Search Fees

  • $0 Bride or Groom Name Search Using Colonial Records Index
  • $4 Per Name 1808-1829 Marriage Register Index
  • $4 Per Name 1830-1839 Marriage Register Index
  • $4 Per Name 1840-1849 Marriage Register Index
  • $4 Per Name 1850-1859 Marriage Register Index
  • $4 Per Name 1860-1869 Marriage Register Index
  • $4 Per Name 1870-1876 Marriage Register Index
  • $4 Per Name 1877-1880 Marriage Register Index
  • $4 Per Name 1881-1911 Bride or Groom Index
  • $4 Per Name 1912-1915 Bride or Groom Index
  • $4 Per Name 1916-1919 Bride or Groom Index
  • $4 Per Name 1920-1923 Bride or Groom Index
  • $4 Per Name 1924-1927 Bride or Groom Index
  • $4 Per Name 1928-1931 Bride or Groom Index