© St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds

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

Completed Form and Payment due in advance of Archives services.
Please do not call or
E-mail for record look-ups. Please do not E-mail
record requests.


Adoption Records
Genealogy and
Historical Research
Birth Records
Business and
Non-Profit Records
Campaign Finance and Election
Cemetery Records
Death Records
French and
Spanish Colonial
Home School Declarations
Land Records
Copies of
Deeds, Liens, Subdivision Plats; Structure History
Marriage Records
License Issuance
and Copies
Orphanage and
Institution Records
Registration and
Licensing Records
and Bottlers Records

Free Recording of
Military Discharge
Wills and
Probate Records


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1877-1920 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 1877-1920 St. Louis City
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.