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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 

Recorder of Deeds- Drew Blattner 
Chief Deputy- Sherry Goodman
Deputy 1- Jessica Ballance
Deputy 2- Laura Schmitt


Recording Fees

Recording Requirements 

Obtaining a Marriage License

Records & Copy Request

Credit Card Payment Center


Records may be searched in the office or
through the following online options:

The following records are available remotely via our ArcaSearch System:
Index to Deed Books: 1805-1989 (Free)
Deed Record Books:1805-1964
Deed of Trust Record Books: 1805-1969
Index to Marriage Books: 1806-1991 (Free)
Marriage Record Books: 1806-April 1, 1968
Marriage Licenses & Marriage License Applications (1942-March 1968)
Index to County Surveyor Records: Circa 1859-1943 (Free)
County Surveyor Record Books: Circa 1859-1943
Index to Plats: 1806-2011 (Free)
Index to Military Service Records: 1918-1991 (Free)
ArcaSearch Historical Research Site

The following records are available remotely via our Fidlar System (Tapestry, Laredo, & Monarch):
Plats 1806-2021, Surveys 1991-2021, 
Deeds 1984-2021 (Fully Indexed), 
Deeds 1965-1983 (searchable by Book and Page only), 
Deeds of Trust 1984-2021 (Fully Indexed), 
Deeds of Trust 1970-1983 (searchable by Book and Page only), 
Tax Liens Oct 1996-2021,  & 
Marriage Records 1974- Mar 2007 
Tapestry is designed for occasional searchers with a fee per search and print: Tapestr      
Laredo is designed for regular searchers who pay for a subscription to search indexed records with images: Laredo
We also offer a bulk document image and/or data subscription service called Monarch.
*Contact the office to find out more information on obtaining subscription based remote access. 

   Marriage License Applicants can be searched by clicking on the links below and searching the PDF for the correct year range:
   (Last First Middle) (no commas)
(Last , First Middle) (You must enter a space after the last name before the comma)

Missouri Recorders Association

 Land Survey Database (Plats & Surveys)

Bureau of Land Management
(Land Patents & Bounty Land Warrants)

 Missouri Revised Statutes

Property Fraud Alert

Honor Rewards

History of the Recorder of Deeds office

Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society

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 marriage licenses and provide copies of the licenses when requested.
  • Filing Military discharge records (DD214) and providing copies at no charge (closed records).
  • In 2020, we collected $814,320 in fee revenue. The office collects document 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.
  • It is our duty to insure that all public records recorded in this office our easily accessible and that all documents are preserved for future generations.  We continually work toward that goal through digitization, microfilming, archival storage practices, and back indexing.
The Recorder of Deeds office of Cape Girardeau County is here 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 important events of your life and insure they are here for generations to come.  


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