Lori Decker

Lori Decker
Monroe County Recorder
300 North Main Street, Room 103
Paris, MO 65275
Phone: 877-433-3061 X410
Fax: 833-568-4692
Email: mo.co.recorder@gmail.com

Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday- Friday Closed 12-1pm for lunch

Recommended during office hours 8:00AM to 3:00 PM
Required after 3:30PM

The responsibility of the Recorder of Deeds office is to record, maintain and preserve all the land records of Monroe County.  Marriage license records and military discharge papers are also filed in this office. 

Marriage Application Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years old without consent of parent or legal guardian
BOTH parties must be present at the time of application
Must bring a valid form of photo ID for proof of age and social security number
No waiting period required for marriage license
License valid for 30 days in ANY county within the State of Missouri
Return license in 15 days of marriage to Recorder's Office it was purchased
No refund for unused, lost or destroyed license

Previous Marriage Licenses:
Must bring death certificate or dissolution of marriage.  If not, application will not be taken. 
If divorced less than 30 days, you must bring your signed decree or waiver by the judge.

Recorder's Fees:
Marriage Application                                               $51.00
Certified Marriage License                                       $ 9.00

Standard Document                                                 $24  First Page, $3 Each additional page thereafter
                                                                                                (Page defined as 8 1/2" x 11")
Non-Standard Document                                      $25 Penalty Fee
Additional Fees                                                            $5  per each additional referenced document
Plats                                                                                   $44 First Page (18" x 24"), $25 for each additional page
Surveys                                                                             $24 First page (18" x 24"), $5 for each additional page
                                                                                              $29 First page (24" x 36"), $10 for each additional page
Copy of Real Estate Document                          $0.50 per page
Certified Copy of Real Estate Document     $0.50 per page, plus $2 for certification

**Cash or Check is Accepted**

All documents to be mailed must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope of sufficient size to accomodate the document. 

Searches from 1831-1995 can only be completed in the Monroe County Courthouse.  The Monroe County Recorder's office does not do searches, unless a specific information request is made and sent with $14.00.

Online search available from year 1996 to current:


Official Records Online - Starting January 2021
** Search marriage licenses and/or certified land documents online
** This website validates requestor identity
** Pay for fees by credit card
** $10 fee per certificate order (includes copies)


Property Fraud Alert
**Subscriber will ONLY be notified by the PFA service when the name they have submitted matches any names that have been indexed from documents recorded within the Client's office.