Update 2 p.m., 4.20.20: Recorder of Deeds Office Closed to the Public, Updated Marriage License Information
Please note - Effective March 24, 2020, the St. Charles County Recorder of Deeds will be closed to the public to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 virus. All contact and business must be conducted by phone, email, mail or e-Recording. Documents to record can be dropped off in the Assessor/Collector drop-off box in front of the Administration Building at 201 N. Second Street in St. Charles. To record, the office needs a self-addressed, stamped envelope to return the document and will accept a business check for the fee or a note with a phone number to be called for credit card payment.
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.
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.