What if I have lost my Deed?

The primary evidence of ownership of land is not so much as to the deed itself as to the recording of the deed. Once recorded, the deed is returned to the new owner who usually deposits it in a safe place with his or her important papers. However, if misplaced or lost, a copy may be obtained from the Recorder’s Office and certified with the Recorder’s signature and official stamp or seal. This will suffice for the original deed.  There are a number of ways to obtain a copy:

1). Stop by in person.  Copy costs are determined by the number of pages in the document ($2 for the first page plus $1 for each additional page).  An additional charge of $1 to certify the document (all fees are set by Missouri State Statute).
2). Call  636-797-5414 with your credit/debit card.  Copy costs are the same as in Option 1 but there is also a convenience fee of $1 (charged by the credit card processing company) and postage fees apply.   


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1. What is the Recorder's Office?
2. What is a Deed of Trust?
3. Will the Recorder of Deeds Office Prepare My Documents?
4. Will the Recorder of Deeds Office Notarize My Documents?
5. What are the most common Deeds?
6. What if I have lost my Deed?
7. Can I Search Jefferson County Records Online?
8. Which Blank Forms May I Obtain From the Recorders Office?
9. Does the Recorder of Deeds File Reports with Credit Bureaus?
10. What are the Steps in the Recording Process?
11. Can I make my own Deed(s)?
12. How do I find the deed to my property?
13. What Do I Bring To The Recorder to Show I am Ordained?
14. Can I Record Documents in Jefferson County for Property Located in Other Counties?
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16. How Do I Get a Copy of My Marriage License?
17. What fees are charged regarding the documents and services provided by the Recorder of Deeds office?