Recorder of Deeds

COVID-19 Latest News 

The St. Charles County Administration Building at 201 N. Second Street in St. Charles is open to the public with normal operating hours. Access is limited to the first floor. Upon entrance to any County building, employees and the public are encouraged to wear cloth facial protection, and everyone is required to have a health screening, including temperature check, before entering. Those with a fever or who have other COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to enter the building. View release for more information.

  • The Recorder of Deeds has a representative in the lobby at a service window with a plexiglass shield. Due to processing time, marriage licenses will not be issued after 4:30 p.m.
  • The Recorder of Deeds Research Room is open to the public. Visitors should check in at the Recorder of Deeds desk on the first floor of the Administration building to be escorted to the room. Gloves and hand sanitizer will be available. 
  • Please see below about signing up for our virtual queue through QLess. For further questions, please call our department at 636-949-7505.

This website will be updated to reflect any changes in facility or department services. The public is encouraged to continue accessing County Government services by phone, email and online when available. Thank you.

Get in Line with QLess

Avoid crowds and save time with real-time status updates. Visitors to the Recorder of Deeds Office can join a virtual queue from their mobile device or computer using the free QLess app, or by checking in at the kiosk in the Administration Building lobby. QLess is available for Marriage License Application, Military Discharge (by appointment only), Copy Work, and Recording.

Additional Marriage License Issuance Information

As of April 10, 2020, any marriage license issued by the St. Charles County Recorder of Deeds between Feb. 27 and March 20, 2020, will be honored until Dec. 31, 2020. One of the applicants must appear in the office with the original marriage license within 30 days of the new ceremony date to receive a new marriage license at no cost.

About Us

The Office of the Recorder of Deeds maintains public records and documents, including those pertaining to land ownership, federal and state tax liens, marriages, and military discharges.