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Recorder of Deeds

Mary Jane White                 
Recorder of Deeds               
Staff Members:                    
Dana Jacob, deputy             
Annette Roth, deputy  

55 S. Third St., Room 3
Ste. Genevieve, MO  63670
Phone:  573-883-2706 ext. 3
Fax:       573-883-5312

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

                    WE NOW ACCEPT DEBIT/CREDIT CARD PAYMENT                             

It is the duty of the Ste. Genevieve County Recorder of Deeds office to maintain & preserve all records in our office. Our mission is to provide the public with information they may need & to answer the questions they have pertaining to our office.

The public can come into our office to search our records & purchase copies of transactions.  The public can also go online to view & search our documents. We are indexed back to 1896 and images are scanned back to 1906. If you wish to search & print documents online, we offer different subscriptions for you to choose from. The IDOC link is below.

Duties of our office   

  • Recording documents pertaining to land transactions & all other miscellaneous documents that comply with Missouri Statutes.
  • Issuing & recording marriage licenses & providing copies to the public for a fee.
  • Filing Military discharges (DD214) & providing copies at no charge.
  • Providing copies/certified copies of public records for a fee.
  • Assisting the public in locating records.

Marriage License Information

Both parties must appear together at the Recorder's Office with proper identification: Government issued photo ID (Driver's License, Non-Driver's License, Military ID, or Passport)

Please print and fill out Marriage Application before coming to the office.


  • Marriage applications are taken from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Marriage Licenses are valid for thirty (30) days from the date of issuance and may be used anywhere within the State of Missouri except for the City of St. Louis.
  • Marriage License fee is $51.00.  CASH is accepted or DEBIT/CREDIT with an added convenience fee. Fee to be paid at the time of application. PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
  • You are responsible for delivering the license to the person who solemnizes your marriage.
  • The officiator must complete the marriage license, then return it to the Recorder's Office within 15 days after the wedding.
  • Certified copy of marriage license:  Fee is $9.00.  A certified copy of a marriage license is as good as your original and can be used for any legal purpose including renewing driver's license and social security. 

Quick Links : To search & view records on line. : Missouri Recorder Association has helpful resources & information for your use.