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Andrew David Blattner
Cape Girardeau County Recorder of Deeds
#1 Barton Square Suite 203
Jackson, MO  63755
Phone: (573) 243-8123
Fax: (573) 204-2477
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday
The Recorder's office is located on the street level or second floor of the Administration building
We will be closed Monday, February 12th in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday and closed Monday, February 19th in observance of Presidents’ Day. 


Mission Statement:

The mission of the Recorder of Deeds office of Cape Girardeau County is to serve the public in being an open and available entity. A record is not just a document, but a testament of a life event.  In a time in your life when a major event is happening, whether it be getting married or purchasing a home we seek to offer great customer service.   Our goal is to protect and preserve some of the most historical and important records of your life.

Major responsibilities of the Recorder of Deeds Office include:

  • Recording all records pertaining to land transactions, such as warranty deeds, deeds of trust, releases, plats, surveys, judgments, and tax liens.
  • Issuing and recording all marriage licenses and provide copies of the licenses when requested.
  • Filing Military discharge records (DD214) and providing copies at no charge (closed records).
  • Collecting over $400,000 in revenue and budgeting expenses for the office.  The office collects fees and disperses them monthly to various funds in the county and the state.  Fees collected by the Recorder's office fund the office, and also provide money to the county's general revenue fund to be used at the county commission's discretion.

Staff in the recorder's office (years of service to county)


Shirley Krueger

Chief Deputy


Sherry Goodman

Jessica Ballance






History of the Recorder of Deeds office

click to see a list of previous recorders  







Recording Fees

Recording Requirements 

Marriage License Requirements

Records & Copy Request

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Records Search








Records can be searched in the office or through a website.
To search land records remotely from May 1989-to the present go to
 Fidlar Tapestry website
Most documents have images, if you question the image you see please contact the recorder's office.

Records available in the office can be searched on public computers from May 1989- to the present.  Pre-1989 is currently not avaliable online, but can be searched in the office. 
All Plats are now searchable, viewable, and printable on the computer.
Marriage records are also available from 1974 to the present.

Missouri Recorders Association

  Land Survey Database

 Missouri Revised Statutes

Property Fraud Alert

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