Welcome to the Boone County Recorder's Office!

Recorder of Deeds Operations Plan: Corona Virus Update

As Boone County slowly removes some restrictions related to social distancing, the Recorder of Deeds’ Office is making the following changes to our office procedure effective June 15, 2020:

  • Our office in the Government Center may be visited by appointment for needs that cannot be met by phone or online. We advise the public to wear face masks or other coverings when coming to the office. A limited number of masks are available for public use.
  • The Recorder of Deeds will no longer cover Electronic Recording fees for customers, although we encourage electronic recording as the safest and most efficient recording process.
  • All in-person services are available by appointment only until further notice.
  • If you have been issued a license that will expire because of wedding postponement, contact us to make arrangements to put the license back on file.
  • These changes are in place until the situation is re-evaluated by the Columbia/Boone County Health Department.

A county-wide elected office with a four year term, the Recorder's position is held by Nora Dietzel. Ms. Dietzel took office January 1, 2015.

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.