© 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
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



Missouri Standard Page
Format Requirements for
Deed Recording


  • 8 1/2 Inches x 11 Inches
  • White or light colored paper
  • Not less than 20 pound weight
  • No Watermarks or visible inclusions
  • No permanently bound or continuous form
  • No stapling or affixing of Attachments to any page except as necessary to comply with Statutes

Type, Print, Ink, Font

  • Black Ink or Dark Blue Ink
  • Not Less Than 8 Point Type
  • Printing on only one side of each page


  • First Page- 3 Inch Blank Top Margin: 3 Inches of vertical space form left to right that is void of any text, writing, or graphic
  • First Page- Bottom Margin and Side Margins shall be 3/4 Inch to 1 Inch
  • Additional Pages- Top, Bottom, and Side Margins shall be 3/4 Inch to 1 Inch

Exceptions to Page Format Requirements

  • Documents signed prior to January 1, 2002
  • Document executed outside United States
  • Document where one of the original parties is deceased or incapacitated
  • Judgments or other documents formatted to meet court requirements
  • Uniform Commercial Code recordings
  • Federal and State Tax Liens
  • Federal and State Tax Lien Releases

First Page Requirements for Deed Recording





Link to Recorders Association of Missouri

Link to International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials and Treasurers

Link to Property Records Industry Association

Link to Free Property Fraud Alert service