STATE OF MISSOURI RECORDING REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE

JANUARY 1, 2002

PAPER:

 

8 1/2" X 11" SIZE

 

WHITE OR LIGHT-COLOR, 20# WEIGHT WITHOUT WATERMARKS OR OTHER VISIBLE INCLUSIONS

ONE OR MORE PAGES, PRINTED ON ONE SIDE ONLY (NO CONTINUOUS FORMS)

 

MARGINS:

FIRST PAGE: 3 INCHES OF BLANK VERTICAL SPACE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ACROSS TOP OF PAGE

FOR RECORDER’S USE

 

MINIMUM 3/4" MARGINS ON LEFT, RIGHT AND BOTTOM OF PAGE

OTHER PAGES: MINIMUM 3/4" MARGINS ON TOP, LEFT, RIGHT AND BOTTOM OF PAGE

 

PRINT:

MINIMUM OF EIGHT (8) POINT TYPE (PRINTERS TYPE NOT COMPUTER FONT SIZE)

BLACK OR DARK INK.

 

ATTACHMENTS:

NO ATTACHMENTS STAPLED OR OTHERWISE AFFIXED TO ANY PAGE EXCEPT AS NECESSARY TO

COMPLY WITH STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS (FIRMLY ATTACHED LABEL WITH BAR CODE OR RETURN

ADDRESS IS ACCEPTABLE)

 

LEGIBILITY:

DOCUMENT MUST BE SUFFICIENTLY LEGIBLE TO PRODUCE A CLEAR AND LEGIBLE REPRODUCTION

FROM RECORD. ILLEGIBLE DOCUMENTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN EXACT TYPEWRITTEN /

PRINTED COPY OF ACCEPTABLE REQUIREMENTS AND WILL BE RECORDED AS ADDITIONAL PAGES OF

THE DOCUMENT.

 

SIGNATURES:

ALL SIGNATURES SHALL BE IN BLACK OR DARK INK, CAPABLE OF LEGIBLE REPRODUCTION AND SHALL

HAVE THE CORRESPONDING NAME TYPED, PRINTED OR STAMPED UNDERNEATH THE SIGNATURE.

FIRST PAGE INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS:

EVERY DOCUMENT CONTAINING ANY OF THE ITEMS LISTED IN THIS SUBSECTION THAT IS PRESENTED

FOR RECORDATION EXCEPT PLATS AND SURVEYS, SHALL HAVE SUCH INFORMATION ON THE FIRST

PAGE BELOW THE THREE INCH HORIZONTAL TOP MARGIN

See Sample

Cover Sheet (1) TITLE OF THE DOCUMENT (INSTRUMENT TYPE);

(2) DATE OF DOCUMENT;

(3) GRANTOR’S NAMES; (MUST USE THE WORD “GRANTOR”)

(4) GRANTEES’ NAMES; (MUST USE THE WORD “GRANTEE”)

(5) ANY STATUTORILY REQUIRED ADDRESSES;

(6) THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY AFFECTED; AND

(7) REFERENCE BOOK AND PAGES FOR STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS, IF APPLICABLE

A COVER SHEET CAN BE USED. (SEE SAMPLE COVER SHEET)

DOCUMENTS WHICH DO NOT MEET REQUIREMENTS:

FROM JANUARY 1, 2002, DOCUMENTS WHICH DO NOT MEET THE REQUIRED STANDARDS SET FORTH BY

THIS SECTION MAY BE RECORDED FOR A FEE OF TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS OVER AND ABOVE THE

STATUTORY RECORDING FEES.

DOCUMENTS EXEMPTED FROM THE NON-STANDARD FEE:

(1) DOCUMENTS WHICH WERE SIGNED PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2002;

(2) MILITARY SEPARATION PAPERS;

(3) DOCUMENTS EXECUTED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES;

(4) CERTIFIED COPIES OF DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING BIRTH AND CERTIFICATES;

(5) ANY DOCUMENT WHERE ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PARTIES IS DECEASED OR OTHERWISE

INCAPACITATED;

(6) JUDGEMENTS OR OTHER DOCUMENTS FORMATTED TO MEET COURT REQUIREMENTS; AND

(7) UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE FILINGS SUBMITTED ON MISSOURI ACCEPTED FORMS AND IN

COMPLIANCE WITH RA9 EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001.

RE-RECORDED DOCUMENTS:

ALL DOCUMENTS PRESENTED FOR RE-RECORDING MUST MEET ALL OF THE ABOVE LISTED STANDARD

REQUIREMENTS ( INCLUDING MARGINS, LEGIBILITY, AND FIRST PAGE INFORMATION) AS IF BEING

PRESENTED AS A NEW DOCUMENT. (A COVER SHEET CAN BE USED)

 

 

Saint Francois County

Recorder of Deeds