Lost Documents

If you have lost or misplaced your original deed (or other legal document which has been recorded), you can obtain a certified copy from the Jackson County Recorder of Deeds. A certified copy has the legal validity of the original document.

The Jackson County Recorder of Deeds can provide certified copies of documents recorded here since the 1800s. Copies of all documents pertaining to the ownership of real estate located in Jackson County are available from this office.

Certified Copies
Certified copies can be obtained either in person or by mail. If by mail, the customer needs to provide either the document number (including the year) or the book and page numbers. If this is not available, clerks will need the appropriate searching information including the name of the grantor, grantee, and the legal description of the property. You may request a copy (certified, if desired) of the deed or other previously recorded document in writing, enclosing the necessary information and fees. Please make checks payable to the Recorder of Deeds.

Document Fee
The document fee will be $2 for the first page and $1 for each subsequent page. There is an additional $1 charge for certification. If the document was recorded after January 1, 1961, you can do an online search to determine the document number and its appropriate number of pages. This will enable you to send in the correct amount of money. Please provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope for your document to be returned to you.