The purpose of the Jackson County Recorder of Deeds Office is to review and index submitted documents for placement into the Public Record. It is the responsibility of the Submitter to make certain that all submitted documents meet Missouri Recording Formatting Requirements.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Recording of a document places a document into the Public Record but does not make it a legal instrument. The legality of a document is the responsibility of the Submitter in compliance with statutory contract law. All Submitters are strongly encouraged to seek professional legal advice in the preparation and submission of a document for public recording. No photocopies are permitted.
One of the questions this office is most frequently asked is how to remove the name of a deceased person from the deed to property or how to otherwise "clear up" the deed, so that the property can be conveyed.
The Jackson County Recorder of Deeds strongly recommends that non-essential personal information be excluded from any document presented for recording with this office.