Land Records

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Visitors to County buildings are required to review a health screening checklist before entering and are encouraged to wear face coverings. Those with COVID-19 symptoms and/or known exposure to someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days should remain at home. The public is strongly encouraged to continue accessing County Government services by phone, email and online when available. 

The Recorder of Deeds has a representative in the lobby at a service window with a plexiglass shield, and the Research Room is open to the public. Please sign up for our virtual queue through QLess. For further questions, call our department at 636-949-7505.

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.

About Us

The Recorder of Deeds Office records and preserves a diverse collection of documents mostly pertaining to real estate filed in St. Charles County for public record. The Recorder's Office currently accepts walk-ins, mail and electronic recordings. For more information, contact the land records division at 636-949-7507 or email the Recorder of Deeds Office

Research Land Records

The Recorder of Deeds recently changed software providers to become compliant with Windows 10. The office now offers Tapestry and Laredo as options for 24-hour access to St. Charles County land records. Tapestry is designed for the occasional user and charges per search. Laredo is a subscription-based search site that offers free prints for the user who consistently searches documents in St. Charles County. The Recorder of Deeds office also offers free searching on the third floor of the Administration Building during office hours. Any prints in the research room are a $1 per page.

In-Office Recording Requirements

Due to legal liability, the Recorder of Deeds Office will not provide recording document forms, notary services or legal advice. All documents submitted must meet the recording requirements and be complete. Please bring a stamped, self-addressed envelope or the office will provide an envelope and postage at cost to return the deed via mail.

The Recorder of Deeds accepts paper and mylar plats and surveys. Once the document has been recorded and microfilmed, the customer will be contacted to pick up the original document.

Certificate of Value (COV)

Any deed or instrument transferring title of real estate presented to the Recorder of Deeds for recordation must be accompanied with a Certificate of Value. The Certificate of Value will be transmitted and retained by the Assessor for reference. A copy of the filed certificate will be returned to the grantee.

Copy Request of Recorded Documents

For questions on how to obtain a copy of a document recorded in the St. Charles County Recorder of Deeds Office, contact the Recorder’s copy center at (636) 949-7509 or email the Recorder’s copy center.

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