St. Louis City Recorder & Registrar
November 2011 News
November 7, 2011
Thank You for Your Service
Recorder and Registrar Employees and Family
U.S. Armed Forces Honor Roll
Missouri veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces may bring their military discharge papers to their county Recorder of Deeds to be recorded at no fee.
"As Veterans Day approaches, we want to encourage veterans to safeguard their military discharge records by bringing their papers to us so that we can make a copy and retain it for them for future certified copy needs," said St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds Sharon Quigley Carpenter.
Under Missouri law, the recordation is free and the veteran or surviving spouse is entitled to free copies.
"Military discharges brought to us for recordation become confidential records. They are not public records open to genealogical research or sale for commercial purpose."
In the City, military discharge recording and copy services are performed by the Recorder's Death Records Department in Room 124, City Hall. More information available at www.stlouiscityrecorder.org or by calling 314-613-3031. Contact information for all Missouri Recorders is available from the Recorders Association of Missouri at www.morecorders.com
Recent customer service comment cards show that customers are very pleased with the death record and military discharge services provided at the City Recorder and Registrar Office. 100% of customers said service was Excellent. Some additional comments included:
- "This excellent customer service has made a difficult task easier." – FT, Brooklyn NY
- "Quick, efficient service." – PA, Olivette MO
- "This is my second experience with the staff and I cannot speak more highly of them."- anonymous
- "Clerk was very helpful and patient." – JT, Webster Groves
- "Very competent and helpful."- ME, St. Louis County