© St. Louis City
Recorder of Deeds

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
Please do not E-mail
record copy requests.


Adoption Records
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Historical Research
Birth Records
Business and
Non-Profit Records
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Death Records
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Spanish Colonial
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Land Records
Copies of
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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



Certificate of Value (COV)
Must Be Filed With Assessor
Before Deed is Recorded

In Missouri, the filing of a Certificate of Value (COV) is a county ordinance requirement for deed recordation in

City of St. Louis
Jackson County

St. Charles County
St. Louis County

Since 1987, St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 5.70 Real Estate Title Conveyance has required a Grantee (Buyer) to file a COV with the St. Louis City Assessor before recording a deed.

St. Louis City Assessor
City Hall, Room 114

(First Floor, southwest corner, down the hall from Recorder)
1200 Market Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

St. Louis City Revised Code Section 5.70.060 Penalty for violation. It is a violation of this chapter for any person or legal entity responsible for filing a Certificate of Value pursuant to this chapter to:

A. Fail to have a Certificate of Value on file with the Assessor's Office before any recordation of a deed or other instrument of conveyance of title to real estate subsequent to the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter; or

B. Allow a Certificate of Value known by said person or legal entity to be false to remain on file with the Assessor’s Office. Each day after the recordation of a deed or instrument with respect to which a Certificate of Value has not been filed, and each day on which a false Certificate of Value is allowed to remain on file, shall constitute a separate violation of this chapter, and each person who is convicted of any such violation shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each such violation. (Ord. 60506 ยง 5, 1987.)







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