Recorder of Deeds Division

General Responsibilities | Recorder of Deeds

The Office of Recorder of Deeds records and files documents of writing affecting real property or personal property, subdivision plats, federal and state tax liens, and other instruments of writing. Also, the Recorder’s Office issues marriage licenses. All recorded instruments are available for public research. The Division is organized by function:

  • Document Copies / Research
  • Document Recording
  • Federal and State Liens
  • Marriage License
  • Subdivision Plats

Currently, our indexes for recorded deeds are available through 1974. Customers now have several options available to conduct research. For information on the types of searches available, please select deed search remote access solutions.

The Recorder's office policy is not only to provide good service but providing excellent service is mandatory from every member of the staff.

Our Customer Service Pledge is:

Provide a clean, safe and inviting facility.
Listen to inquires and respond within three business days.
Ensure an actual person is reached during business hours.
Deliver prompt, friendly and efficient service.
Gather feedback from our customers to monitor and improve our level of service.
Excel at providing outstanding Customer Service.

The Recorder's Office strives to keep this pledge.

Gerald E. Smith
Recorder of Deeds

Office Information - Recorder of Deeds

Address: Lawrence K. Roos Building Recorder of Deeds
41 South Central Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105-1799

(The Recorder of Deeds Division is located on the fourth floor of the Lawrence K. Roos County Government Building.)
Phone Numbers:
Recorded Information - 24 hour recorded information
Recorder of Deeds
(314) 615-7100
Marriage License
(314) 615-7100
Recorded Information (314) 615-7180
(314) 615-7100
Recorded Information (314) 615-7182
Email: [email protected]
visit the Contact Us page.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Marriage License is open until 6:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday.