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© St. Louis City
Recorder of Deeds and Vital Records Registrar

Land Records
open 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. weekdays

City Hall, Room 126
1200 Market Street
Saint Louis
Missouri 63103

Payment due in advance of recording and copy services. Please do not call or E-mail for record look-ups.
Please do not E-mail
record copy 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



Deed Recording and
Land Records Copies
- Deeds, Mortgages, Liens,
and Subdivision Plats -

The Recorder of Deeds Office Now Accepts
Mastercard and Visa for
Amount of Purchase or Deed Recording Fee.

No Cash Back. Walk-In Services Only.
Minimum $1.50 Service Fee.

Where do I find the name of the current owner of a street address
in St. Louis City?

St. Louis City Assessor, Real Estate Records
City Hall Room 114, 1200 Market
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103

Assessor Property Database
The Assessor maintains

  • current City Block Plats (map books) containing the names of current real estate owners for taxation purposes
  • assessor abstracts for tracing title chain from present to late 19th Century

Online access to City Block Plat images may be available on the Geo St. Louis Database

Land Records Brochure
- Recording   Requirements
- Deed Copy Services

Record a Deed or Plat
Recording Requirements for Deeds
and Subdivision Plats

- St. Louis City Requires Both Grantor
  and Grantee Notarized Signatures
- St. Louis City Requires Filing a
  Certificate of Value  

- Missouri Standard Format Requirements
- Statutory Recording Fees

- Paper and E-recording

St. Louis Area Lien Records Resources

1877-Present St. Louis City
Pre-1877 St. Louis County
Subdivision Plats
- Purchase Copies
- Research Records

1921-Present Deeds, Mortgages,
Liens, Miscellaneous Recorded
Documents for St. Louis City
(does not include St. Louis County)
- Purchase Copies
- Research Records

1877-Present St. Louis County
(does not include St. Louis City)
Land Records Copies

@ St. Louis County Recorder of Deeds

St. Louis County Government Bldg, 4th Floor
41 S. Central, Clayton, Missouri 63105
- E-mail

1877-1920 Deeds, Mortgages, Miscellaneous Recorded Documents
for St. Louis City

(does not include St. Louis County)
- Purchase Copies
- Research Records

1855-1876 Deeds, Mortgages, Miscellaneous Recorded Documents,
for St. Louis City and St. Louis County

- Purchase Copies
- Research Records

1805-1854 Deeds, Mortgages, Miscellaneous Recorded Documents
for St. Louis City and St. Louis County

- Purchase Copies
- Research Records

1766-1804 St. Louis French and Spanish Colonial Records- Deeds, Mortgages, Miscellaneous Recorded Documents

- Purchase Copies
- Research Records

Built Environment
- Structure History Research

File Home School Declaration

St. Louis City Sheriff's Sales

- Real Estate Sold for Back Taxes

Buy Vacant or Abandoned Real Estate Sold by SLDC (St. Louis Development Corporation) or LRA (Land Reutilization Authority)

St. Louis City Building Division

- Permits
- Zoning

St. Louis City Planning and
Urban Design Agency

- Preservation
- Historic Districts

St. Louis City Collector of Revenue


- Earnings Tax
- Personal Property Tax
- Real Estate Tax
- Refuse Fee
- Water Fee

Missouri Dept. of Revenue
Motor Vehicle Fee Office

- Vehicle license plates
- Vehicle renewal stickers
- Vehicle titling and registration
- State photo identification cards
- Driver license renewals
- Disabled placards
- Boat, vessel, outboard motor titling and registration
- Voter registration
- Purchase club and anti-theft devices

Link to Lead Safe St. Louis Link to free smoke detectors program at St. Louis Fire Department
Link to Recorders Association of Missouri
Link to Property Records Industry Association
Link to International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials and Treasurers





Link to Missouri Attorney General's Mortgage Settlement information page

Link to Property Fraud Alert sign-up