Recording Fees

Payment Options

  • By Mail: Please make check payable to the "Recorder of Deeds Department.”
  • Point of Sale (Recording Office): Fees may be paid by cash, check, debit card or credit card. If a debit or credit card is utilized there is a 2.75% merchant processing fee on the entire transaction.


Recording Documents

Service Fee
Documents (Deeds, etc.) - First Page
Documents (Deeds, etc.) - Each Additional Page
Releases or Assignments - Fee for Recording Each Additional Affected Number $5
Uniform Commercial Code Real Estate Filings - First Page
Uniform Commercial Code Real Estate Filings - Each Additional Page
State/Federal Tax Lien
State/Federal Tax Lien Release
Partial Release of Tax Lien
Notice of Mechanic's Lien
Home School Declaration
Death Certificate (Certified Copy)
County Business (With County ID)
Survey/Plat (Small - up to 18 inches by 24 inches) for first page
$41 ($25 for each additional page)
Survey/Plat (Large - up to 24 inches by 36 inches) for first page
$66 ($50 for each additional page)
Military Discharge




Service Fee
Document Copies - First Page
Document Copies - Each Additional Page
Certification $1 per document
Marriage License
Certified Marriage License
Application for Marriage License
Survey/Plat Copy Fee per Page
Uniform Commercial Code Terminations of Pre-July 2001 Filings
Copy of Military Discharge*
Uniform Commercial Code Search - First Page
Uniform Commercial Code Search - Each Additional Page

*For copy of Military Discharges, an authorized party must complete a form.


Marriage Licenses

Service Fee
Application Fee
Certified Copy


Fee Distribution

Recording Fee Distribution

The standard recording fee is $21 for the first page and $3 for each additional page.
  • $7 goes to the State of Missouri
    • $1 Secretary of State Local Preservation Fund
    • $1 State Surveyor Fund
    • $3 State Housing Trust Fund
    • $2 State Statutory County Recorder's Fund
  • $14 stays with Jackson County
    • $7.75 County General Fund
    • $2 Recorder's Fee Fund
    • $3 County Homeless Fund
    • $1.25 Recorder of Deeds Technology Fund
The $3 fee for each additional fee goes to the County General Fund.