The law requires the Recorder of Deeds to verify each applicant's identity and age. Verification is done in person at either of the Jackson County Recorder offices through the following documents, which must be valid (e.g. not expired):
Missouri ID or State ID
Certified copy of U.S. Birth Certificate, plus U.S. government-issued photo ID
Government ID card with government issued ID number
For individuals who are not U.S. citizens, valid U.S. government documentation must be provided.