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Recorder of Deeds

Administrative Office
open 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. weekdays

City Hall, Room 126
1200 Market Street
Saint Louis
Missouri 63103



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Historical Research
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Spanish Colonial
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and Copies
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and Bottlers Records

Free Recording of
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Probate Records



About Michael Butler
St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds

Michael Butler, a Democrat, represents the City of St Louis as the Recorder of Deeds.
He was elected to office in November 2018 starting his 4 year term on January 1, 2019.

As Vital Records Registrar, an appointed statutory county office under the Missouri Department of Health, he administers a copy center for birth and death records for St. Louis City as well as Missouri's other 114 counties. 2018 photo of Michael Butler

Before taking office as Recorder of Deeds, Michael Butler served in the Missouri House of Representatives. He represented part of St. Louis City (District 79). He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2012.

Prior to his legislative duties, Recorder Butler gained experience in the legislature while serving as the Legislative Aide in the office of State Senator Robin Wright-Jones, and as the Legislative Assistant to State Rep. Mary Wynne Still. During his 2012 campaign, he served as a permanent substitute teacher in the St. Louis Public School System. In addition, Recorder Butler has valuable private sector experience while employed as a
manager at the home office of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Recorder Butler holds a bachelor's degree in Business from Alabama A&M University, where he also served as Student Government President and as a Board of Trustee member. While working with the legislature, he also obtained a master's degree in
Public Affairs from the University of Missouri-Columbia.