Welcome to the Boone County Recorder's Office!

REAL ID Information

Beginning May 7, 2025, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will be required to present a REAL ID-compliant driver license or ID card, or another form of ID accepted by the Transportation Security Administration, to board federally regulated domestic flights. For more information about REAL ID, please visit the Missouri DOR website.

Proof of name change for either party due to a marriage will require a Certified Copy of your original marriage license. Certified copies may be obtained from the County where you purchased your license. This may differ from the actual location of your marriage ceremony. Check which county your marriage license is recorded in by searching lookup.icounty.com (includes more than 85 Missouri Counties).

Certified copies of marriage licenses recorded in Boone County may be purchased for $9.00, payable by check, debit/credit, or cash. If a debit/credit card is used, a $1.55 processing fee will be charged.

The following form can be used for your request: Marriage Copy Request.

Requests may be submitted by mail to:
Boone County Recorder of Deeds
801 East Walnut, Rm 132
Columbia, MO 65201-7728

Requests can also be emailed to recorder@boonecountymo.org, by phone (573-886-4345), or in person at the Boone County Government Center (801 East Walnut, Rm 132, Columbia, MO 65201-7728).

Online Records Search

The Recorder of Deeds online search system was updated effective September 1, 2023. Users who registered prior to September 1, 2023 may need to register for a new account. More information is available on our Search Online Records page.

About the Office

A county-wide elected office with a four year term, the Recorder's position is held by Bob Nolte. Mr. Nolte took office January 1, 2023.

The Recorder of Deeds is responsible for making record of documents primarily in real estate and the issuance of marriage licenses. In addition, Uniform Commercial Code, Military Discharge Papers, tax liens and miscellaneous documents may be recorded upon request and in compliance with statutes.

Records in this office provide data about real estate transactions in a historical perspective. Deeds, deeds of trust, releases, easements, surveys, plats, restrictions, cemetery deeds, wills, road right of ways, articles of incorporation, patents, affidavits and marriage license information make up an example of the documents.

Boone County's website allows records to be searched online for Real Estate, Marriage, Uniform Commercial Code, and Tax Liens databases. Images of recorded documents are also available in some instances.