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Archives Department,
Genealogy and
Historical Research
open 8:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. weekdays
see Hours and Holidays
for restrictions


City Hall, Room 129
1200 Market Street
Saint Louis
Missouri 63103
314.589.8174
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Please do not call or
E-mail for record look-ups. Please do not E-mail
record requests.


 

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1855-1876 St. Louis County
(includes St. Louis City)
Land Deeds and Mortgages
- Copies and Research -



Missouri land deeds recorded by County Recorders of Deeds are public records available for on-site research at no fee or by copy purchase at fees set by Missouri statute.

Missouri's County Recorder of Deeds employees are prohibited from providing Title Searches.


Research 1855-1876 St. Louis County
Land Deeds, Mortgages, and
Miscellaneous Recordings


No Free Look-Ups by Phone, Mail, E-Mail

Search Fees and Copy Fees
Must Be Paid In Advance of Services


Research Warning: Archives Department Land Deeds are indexed alphabetically by grantor name (seller) and grantee name (buyer) and date of recording, not date that transaction/deed/ instrument was entered into. In 19th to mid-20th Century St. Louis, many real estate buyers did not bring in their deeds to be recorded in a timely manner. The difference between the date of a transaction and date of recording may differ by as much as decades.


Research Warning:
It is extremely rare to find structure information, other than restrictions, in a real estate deed.


Before you make a Research Visit, Order a Search, or Order a Copy


  • If you do not have Book and Page information for a Land Deed, you need to:
  • Visit the Recorder and Registrar Archives and Research the Grantor or Grantee Index to secure the Book and Page
  • Or Pay the Recorder and Registrar Archives for a Search

A request for a record search may be rejected and your fee refunded for the following reasons:

  • Your request is not entirely for genealogical or historical scholarly purposes. Your request is or appears to be a request for a title search, an easement search, legal research for a lawsuit/court case, or other research relating to question of legal title, property boundaries, or deed restrictions.
  • The name you have provided for the search is a common name or has more than ten transactions indexed.

Purchase 1877-1920
Land Records Search

     
Purchase 1877-1920
Land Deed Copy(ies)

 

  1. Complete Form
  2. Mail Completed Form with Fee and
    Size Appropriate Self-Addressed-Stamped- Envelope (copies are 11" x 17", which we fold to fit envelope) or add Mailing Fee equal to $1.00 per each four pages:
  3. Or Bring Completed Form with Fee to:
    Archives Department
    St. Louis City Recorder and Registrar
    City Hall, Room 129
    1200 Market Street
    St. Louis, Missouri 63103

Contact 314.589.8174 - E-mail

Completed Form and Payment due
in advance of services.

  • Please do not call for record look-ups.
  • Please do not e-mail copy requests.