RECORDER OF DEEDS
CITY OF ST. LOUIS
What is the Recorder of Deeds?
"IN 2020, YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO GO TO CITY HALL TO ACCESS YOUR CITY GOVERNMENT"
-REP. MICHAEL BUTLER
WHAT IS MICHAEL WORKING ON?
Michael is committed to drastically enhancing the office website within 90 days by increasing productivity of the office's IT department, working with local GovTech and freelance developers, and working with vendors who specialize in government marketing. The website for the City Recorder of Deeds will be user-friendly and a provide a good image for the City under Michael's leadership.
Currently , citizens are unable to access their birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage licenses online through the Recorder's office. Michael will allow citizens to apply, purchase and receive these vital records online. In 2019, you should not have to go to City Hall to Access your city government. Improving online services will be a goal of the office everyday Michael is the recorder of Deeds. Of course, citizens will always be able to come to City Hall and be met with excellent customer service if they so choose.
St. Louis has over 250 years of rich history, and it is the role of the Recorder of Deeds office to preserve it. Today, the way our city preserves those records is abhorrent. Michael will improve the process of preserving precious documents in our City Archives within 4 years by partnering with local organizations that are experts in archival data. His goal is to carefully and efficiently make each one of our historic documents available to the public, both in physical and digital forms.