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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 behind a plexiglass shield in a shared space when needed. Due to processing time, the last in-person marriage license application will be accepted at 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. For questions, please call 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.
- View a comprehensive list of online services.
- For more information about COVID-19, visit the St. Charles County Department of Public Health page or call the Information Hotline at 636-949-1899.
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.
- Tapestry and Laredo Quick Reference Guide (PDF)
- Laredo Search Tutorial
- Laredo Agreement (PDF)
- Search Tapestry for Real Estate Records
- How to Use Tapestry (PDF)
- Assessor Property Database Search
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.