Missouri State Standards for Formatting

Nancy Boles

Nancy Boles

Address
100 E. Newton St. Versailles, MO 65084
Phone
573-378-4029
Fax
573-378-6431

RSMo 59.310 and 59.313 prescribe document formatting for real estate recording effective January 1, 2002. Therefore, we want to make you aware of the time frame and requirements so that you may make plans for an efficient transition.

It is important to understand that the law prescribes document formatting -- it does not change statutory requirements for documents to be accepted for recording.

We have these requirements below.

The Recorders Association of Missouri believes that this standardization creates a more efficient and timely recording process for our users. Since this may be a new process for you, we want to help you in any way possible to understand and implement these changes without disruption to your business.

Summary of requirements

SIZE AND INK

All signatures must have the name typed, stamped or printed underneath.

ATTACHMENTS

(Note: ‘Attachment’ does not refer to an Exhibit, but additions to a document page.)

MARGINS

Examples: page numbers, form numbers, return addresses, etc.

FIRST PAGE DESIGNATIONS

Every document (except plats and surveys) containing any of the following items shall have such information on the first page of the document below the 3" margin:

Designations:

Note: It is the filer’s or preparer’s responsibility to make the designations.

COVER PAGES

EXEMPT DOCUMENTS FROM THE FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS

FEES

REJECTIONS