What Services Does Prop A Affect?

Proposition A seeks to place services of the Recorder of Deeds under the Office of Assessor.

What services does the St. Louis City Assessor provide?

  • Board of Equalization
  • Personal Property Tax Assessment
  • Real Estate Assessment
  • Maintains Assessor Plats
  • Maintains Title Transfer Abstracts
  • Maintains Certificates of Value

What services does the St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds provide?

  • Birth Certificates and pre-1910 Birth Registers (not a public record, restricted access by law)- research and copy services
  • Campaign Finance Collection (late 19th Century to late 20th Century) – research, copy services – future conservation, indexing, preservation
  • Cemetery Records – Washington Park Cemetery North Reinternment Index – research, available to public online
  • Children’s Records – Deeds of Adoption (late 19th century to early 20th Century) – research and copy services, available to public on microfilm, indexing completed but not edited
  • Children’s Records – House of Refuge (juvenile detention facility and orphanage, mid-19th Century to early 20th Century) – research and copy services, preserved in digital format and available to public on research computers
  • Children’s Records – Bellefontaine Farms (juvenile detention facility, not a public record, restricted access by law) early 20th Century – future data abstracting, conservation, preservation
  • Colonial French-Spanish Collection (1765-1804) – research, copy services, preserved in digital format and available to public on research computers – future indexing
  • Corporation Records (late 19th Century to Mid-20th Century) – research, copy services, preserved in digital format and available to public on research computers – future indexing
  • Death Cetificates and pre-1910 Death Registers (not a public record, restricted access by law)- research and copy services
  • Elected/Appointed Officials Bond Books – research, copy services – future conservation, indexing, preservation
  • Genealogy and Scholarly Research Assistance
  • Land Records (1921-Present) – copy services, preservation
  • Land Records (1804-1920) – research, copy services, conservation – future indexing, preservation
  • Marriage License (1931-Present) – research, copy services, indexing, preservation
  • Marriage License (1881-1930) -research, copy services, conservation, indexing, preservation
  • Marriage Registers (1804-1881) – research, copy services, available to public on microfilm – future conservation, indexing, preservation
  • Nurse Registrations (late 19th Century to 20th Century) – research, copy services, conservation, preservation, some indexing available to public online
  • Public Notary Collection – research, copy services – future conservation, indexing, preservation
  • Recording (land-related deeds and other instruments)
  • Subdivision Plats and U.S. Land Surveys (early 19th Century to Present) – copy services, preserved in digital format and available to public on research computers – future indexing
  • Subdivision & Alley/Street Dedication Blueprint Collection (late 19th Century to early 20th Century) – some indexing – future conservation, indexing, preservation
  • Trademark & Bottler Registrations – research and copy services (b/w only) – future conservation, indexing, preservation
  • Veterans Records – World War I Missouri Pension Book – research and copy services – future conservation, indexing, preservation
  • Veterans Records -Military Discharges (not a public record, restricted access by law) – recording and copy services
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