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Standardization for Real Estate Documents Summary

Recorders Association of Missouri

DOCUMENT FORMATTING STANDARDS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2002

REQUIREMENTS FOR STANDARD DOCUMENTS

SIZE AND INK

ATTACHMENTS

Attachments to a page may not be stapled or taped other than a securely attached bar-coded label or than as required by law. (Note: 'Attachment' does not refer to an Exhibit, but additions to a document page.)

MARGINS

FIRST PAGE DESIGNATIONS

COVER PAGES

EXEMPT DOCUMENTS FROM THE FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS

FEES

Standard
Documents that meet both the statutory requirements and formatting standards will have only the per page recording fee schedule applied.

Non-Standard
Documents that meet the statutory requirements, but do not meet the formatting standards will have the per page recording fee plus an additional $25.00 per document penalty applied.

Exempt
Documents that meet the statutory requirements, but are exempt from the formatting standards will have only the per page recording fee schedule applied. Note: For a document that releases or assigns more than one item, there is a $5.00 per each additional item charge.

REJECTIONS

All documents that are rejected must be returned with a reason for rejection. The Recorders Association will develop a standard rejection form that can be used or adapted by any filing officer.

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