Recorder of Deeds

The Recorder of Deeds office provides information to the public about what we do for the community, how you can get the information, and how we can answer your questions concerning the information contained in our office.

The Recorder of Deeds office is where land records are preserved and stored including Deeds of Trust, Warranty Deeds, and Quit Claim Deeds. Plats and Surveys are also recorded and kept as permanent record in our office. In addition, the Recorder’s office issues and records marriage licenses. They are maintained as a permanent record and indexed by the parties' names and the date of the marriage.

The staff consists of one elected official who holds the office for a 4 year term. There are six full-time employees and one part-time employee available to assist in looking up documents in the records stored in our office. Our office has over fifty years of experience in the service and support of the recording needs of Franklin County.

Please remember, however, that we are recorders and not lawyers. We cannot give legal advice. The Recorder of Deeds office only records documents. It is recommended that you consult an attorney or title company to assist you in creating any documents that need to be recorded.

To obtain certified copies of land records and marriage licenses go to Official Records Online.


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Official Website of Franklin County, Missouri
Franklin County Offices | 400 E Locust | Union, MO 63084 | M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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