The Recorders Office located in Kansas City (Jackson County Courthouse at 415 E. 12th Street) is closed to the public. Marriage License, Copy Desk, and Recording Services will only be available at the Historic Truman Courthouse at 112 W. Lexington in Independence.
Certified Copy of a License
Need a copy of a marriage license? Look it up online.
Request a certified copy by regular mail. The request should include:
- Names utilized at the time of the marriage license application.
- Date of the marriage
- Current mailing address
- Telephone number you can be reached if necessary.
A $10.00 personal check or money order, made payable to the Recorder of Deeds Department, should be included. Certified Copies will be mailed the same day the request is received or the next morning.
Submit documents or requests by mail to:
Historic Truman Courthouse
Recorder of Deeds Office
112 W. Lexington
Independence, MO 64050
The purpose of the Jackson County Recorder of Deeds Office is to review and index submitted documents for placement into the Public Record. For information on how to prepare a deed for submission look here.
When preparing a document for submission, please be aware of these requirements.
A complete list of how to pay for recording services.
Military DD214 Form
The Recorder of Deeds verifies information on a request form before providing the requested information to the person completing the form, which must be notarized.
Redacting Personal Information
The Jackson County Recorder of Deeds strongly recommends that non-essential personal information be excluded from any document presented for recording with this office.
To receive a copy of a divorce decree, call Civil Records at 816-881-1710.
Uniform Commercial Code
The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) for the State of Missouri was substantially revised with the passage of Revised Article 9. The Code applies to all transactions which are intended to create a security interest in personal property or fixtures located in Missouri. Banks, mortgage companies and leasing companies file the largest volume of these liens.
Online Document Filing Portal
Banks, title companies, law firms, utility companies and a number of other organizations submit their documents to Jackson County via electronic filing.
If you are interested in more information about electronic filing or have questions, please send an email to the Recorder.
Jackson County accepts electronic signatures and notarization through the E Recording process. With the implementation of the Governor’s Executive Order 20-08, Jackson County will now accept electronic signatures and notarization through the walk in or mail process as well. If you need legal assistance about how to complete the electronic notarization process, please seek legal advice from your real estate attorney.