© St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds

Archives Department,
Genealogy and
Historical Research
open 8:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. weekdays
see Hours and Holidays
for restrictions

City Hall, Room 129
1200 Market Street
Saint Louis
Missouri 63103

Completed Form and Payment due in advance of Archives services.
Please do not call or
E-mail for record look-ups. Please do not E-mail
record requests.


Adoption Records
Genealogy and
Historical Research
Birth Records
Business and
Non-Profit Records
Campaign Finance and Election
Cemetery Records
Death Records
French and
Spanish Colonial
Home School Declarations
Land Records
Copies of
Deeds, Liens, Subdivision Plats; Structure History
Marriage Records
License Issuance
and Copies
Orphanage and
Institution Records
Registration and
Licensing Records
and Bottlers Records

Free Recording of
Military Discharge
Wills and
Probate Records



What to Bring,

What Not to Bring

When You Visit the

St. Louis City Recorder and Registrar Archives


  • Pencils and Paper.
  • Cash or ATM card, in case you decide to purchase copies. The Recorder and Registrar Office does not accept personal checks and is not able to process credit card or debit card payments at this time.
  • We suggest that you bring a sweater. The Archives temperature is kept low to benefit the records and computers.
  • We suggest that you bring Completed Archives Search and/or Copy Forms. Whether you are visiting us to do your own research or purchase copies, to better organize your research and save time, we encourage you to print, complete, and bring with you our Forms.

Customer Briefcases, Backpacks, Bags, and Purses will be placed in a locker, along with any of the below
Prohibited Items:

  • No Pens or Markers
  • No Beverages, Food, Snacks, or Candy
  • No Cell Phone Use
  • No Cameras, Scanning Devices, or Copiers