Welcome to the Boone County Recorder's Office!

Recorder of Deeds COVID-19 Operations

Effective June 1, 2021, The Recorder of Deeds adopts the County Commission order which recommends that all persons who have NOT completed the COVID-19 vaccination process, and are 10 years of age or older, wear a clean face mask over their mouth and nose, in any public areas of the Government Center and County Annex.

All in-person services are available by appointment only until further notice. In-person visitors are limited to one person/group at a time. Please call (573)886-4345 to see if the service is available without a visit, or to make an appointment.

Real ID Information

Proof of name change for either party due to a MARRIAGE will require a Certified Copy of your original marriage license. (This is NOT the keepsake copy from your church or officiant).

Certified copies may be obtained from the County where you purchased your license. (This may differ from the actual location of your marriage ceremony). Boone County certified copies may be purchased for $9.00, payable by check, debit/credit or cash. If a debit/credit card is used, a $1.50 processing fee will be charged. Requests may be submitted by email (recorder@boonecountymo.org), phone (573-886-4345), or in person and will be sent upon receipt of payment.

The deadline for Real IDs has been postponed to May 3, 2023. For more information about Real IDs, go to the Missouri DOR website.

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.