Available Documents

Official Public Records

The Jackson County Recorder of Deeds is the keeper of all records regarding the following:

Real Estate Filings

Search online records dating back to 1960. Documents recorded prior to 1960 are available on microfilm at both of the Jackson County Recording offices:

Jackson County Courthouse
Recorder of Deeds Department               
415 E 12th Street
Room 104
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-881-3191
Historic Truman Courthouse
Recorder of Deeds Department
112 W Lexington Ave.
Suite 30
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: 816-881-4483


Marriage Licenses


Licenses are available online dating back to 1826. Initiate a search by typing the last name of one of the spouses followed by a comma (,) then enter the first initial of that spouse's first name. If the search results are too numerous, then continue the search by adding the last name of the other spouse.


The Recorder of Deeds Department is responsible for issuing State of Missouri marriage licenses. Visit the Marriage Licenses page for all the information you need to know about applying for a marriage license, from when and where to apply to all the legal application requirements.

Uniform Commercial Code Filings

For information about filing, visit the Uniform Code page. To search UCC filings, use the online search tool.

Other Documents of Interest

Visit the Other Documents page for information about birth certificates, death certificates, criminal records, etc. which are maintained by other departments or agencies.