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Frequently Asked Questions

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Where do I file the documents?

Real Estate located in Jackson County, irrespective of location, can be recorded at the

Historic Truman Courthouse

Recorder of Deeds Department

112 W Lexington

Suite 30

Independence, MO 64050


Important Note: The Recorder of Deeds processes its mail at the department’s Independence office. Please send all documents for recording to the Independence address listed here.


Our real estate records date back to 1826 and copies of these documents are available to the public at either courthouse location. Documents may be filed in person or they may be mailed with your check.

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1. How much does it cost to file a real estate document?
2. Where do I file the documents?
3. To whom should I make the check payable?
4. Does each document need to be notarized?
5. What is the required information contained in any real estate filing?
6. Can you help me fill out the documents?
7. What is required in filing plats and surveys?
8. What do I do if my original recorded document is lost?