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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 


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

Chief Deputy            Shirley Krueger                      39 years
Deputy                      Sherry Goodman                    29 years
Deputy                      Jessica Ballance                      5 years


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:

All Deed Index Books 1805-1989 are available free on the ArcaSearch site.

Plats 1806-2019, Surveys 2005-2019, 
Deeds 1984-2019 (Fully Indexed),
Deeds 1965-1983 (searchable by Book and Page only),
Deeds of Trust 1984-2019 (Fully Indexed), 
Deeds of Trust 1970-1983 (searchable by Book and Page only),
Tax Liens Oct 1996-2019,  & 
Marriage Records 1974- Mar 2007 
may be searched remotely by using Tapestry or Laredo.

Tapestry is designed for occasional searchers with a fee to search and print:

 Fidlar Tapestry website.      

Laredo is designed for regular searchers who pay for a subscription to search indexed records with images. 
Click here to view Fidlar Laredo options: 

We also offer a bulk document image and/or data subscription service through Fidlar called Monarch.
Contact the office to find out more information on obtaining subscription based remote access.

Deed Index Books 1805-1904 and Deed Books 1805-1910
are available online at no cost through Family Search

Marriage Record Index Books 1805-1952 and Marriage Records 1805-1950
 are available online at no cost through Family Search

Missouri Recorders Association

  Land Survey Database

 Missouri Revised Statutes

Property Fraud Alert

Honor Rewards

History of the Recorder of Deeds office


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 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 around $575,000 - $630,000 in revenue annually. 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.


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