Missouri State Standards for Formatting
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. The Recorder's Office does not provide any forms for and documents.
Summary of requirements:
SIZE AND INK
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:
EXEMPT DOCUMENTS FROM THE FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS