Recorder of Deeds

The Recorder of Deeds office serves an essential role in government as it maintains and preserves some of our community's most important records; records that are of great importance to individuals and businesses. The Recorder of Deeds records and files documents affecting real property, personal property, subdivision plats, federal and state tax liens, and other instruments of writing including military discharges. The Recorder’s office is also responsible for the issuance of marriage licenses.

The friendly staff consists of one elected official and five full-time employees, with nearly 60 years of experience, supporting the recording needs of Franklin County.

We're in the business of recording documents. It's important to know that we do not conduct abstract of title (RSMO 59.200), draft documents or give legal advice. Our recommendation is to seek direction from an attorney or title company in creating documents for recording.

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

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