Recorder of Deeds

COVID-19 Latest News (Updated June 16, 2020)

The St. Charles County Administration Building at 201 N. Second Street in St. Charles is now reopen to the public with normal operating hours. Access is limited to the first floor. Upon entrance to any County building, employees and the public are encouraged to wear cloth facial protection, and everyone is required to have a health screening, including temperature check, before entering. Those with a fever or who have other COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to enter the building. View release for more information.

The Recorder of Deeds has a representative in the lobby behind a plexiglass shield in a shared space when needed. Due to processing time, the last in-person marriage license application will be accepted at 4:30 p.m.

The Recorder of Deeds Research Room will reopen to the public at 8 a.m., Wednesday, June 17. Visitors should check in at the Recorder of Deeds desk on the first floor of the Administration building to be escorted to the room. Gloves and hand sanitizer will be available. For questions, please call 636-949-7505.

This website will be updated to reflect any changes in facility or department services. The public is encouraged to continue accessing County Government services by phone, email and online when available. Thank you.

Additional Marriage License Issuance Information

As of April 10, 2020, any marriage license issued by the St. Charles County Recorder of Deeds between Feb. 27 and March 20, 2020, will be honored until Dec. 31, 2020. One of the applicants must appear in the office with the original marriage license within 30 days of the new ceremony date to receive a new marriage license at no cost.

Marriage License Records 1807-1902 (Sept. 6, 2019 Update)

Marriage licenses records from 1807 to 1902 are now back in the office after being scanned by the Missouri State Archives. Staff are working to make them searchable online. Thank you for your patience.

The Office of the Recorder of Deeds maintains public records and documents, including those pertaining to land ownership, federal and state tax liens, marriages, and military discharges.