When preparing a document for submission, please be aware of the following guidelines.
"Walk-In" documents may be submitted in-person at our Independence Recording office only:
Historic Truman Courthouse
Recorder of Deeds Department
112 W Lexington
Independence, MO 64050
"Mail-In" and "E-Recorded" documents should be forwarded to our Independence office. To expedite the return of a document it is recommended that a postage-paid envelope be included with the submission.
When preparing a document for submission to the Recorder of Deeds Department please follow the following listed state-required formatting and privacy requirements for document submissions.
No smaller than 8 point.
No attachment stapled or otherwise affixed to any page except as necessary to evidence compliance with statutory requirements (firmly attached label with bar code or return address is acceptable). Examples of these are certifications of mailing and publication notices.
No permanent binding (may staple document together for presentation or recording).
Document must be sufficiently legible to produce a clear and legible reproduction.
All signatures shall be in black or dark ink, capable of legible reproduction and shall have the corresponding name typed, printed or stamped underneath the signature.
Every document containing any of the items listed in this subsection that is presented for recording, except plats and surveys, shall have such information on the first page below the 3-inch horizontal margin:
Reference book and pages for statutory requirements, if applicable.
If there is not sufficient room on the first page for all of the information required by this subsection, the page reference within the document where the information is set out shall be clearly stated on the first page.
View important information on the redaction of personal details and information.