Recorder of Deeds

JoAnn Swartz

Lafayette County Courthouse
1001 Main Street, Rm. 207
PO Box 416
Lexington, MO 64067

Telephone:  660-259-6178
Fax:  660-259-2918

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm.
Monday through Friday

The Recorder of Deeds office is governed by the state statutes of Missouri, and records, maintains and preserves the real estate land records for Lafayette County. The Recorder's office is responsible for recording many types of documents including:

Real Estate Deeds
Subdivision Plats
Power of Attorney
Tax Liens
Universal Commercial Code Documents (Real Estate only)
Military Discharges
Marriage Licenses
Miscellaneous Documents

Records that we are not responsible for include:
Birth Records
Death Records
(information can be obtained through the Health Department or Bureau of Vital Records)

The Recorder’s Office is now accepting electronic recording through Simplifile. We will be expanding on the companies we work with after a short transition time. Any questions please call us (660) 259-6178.


There are two options for online access to Lafayette County Recorder documents for the casual user.  For month-to-month charges go to:  For pay as you go charges go to:

Business online access is available via LAREDO from Fidlar Technologies.  To enroll contact Cheryl McCarthy at 563-345-1273 to open your account.

Disclaimer (pdf)