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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 3.20 Recorder of Deeds

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Chapter 3.20
Recorder of Deeds

Sections:

3.20.010 Bond.
3.20.020 Powers and duties generally--Records--Office rules.
3.20.030 Collecting and paying over fees.
3.20.040 Supplies.
3.20.050 Record rooms to have call boxes.
3.20.060 French and Spanish archives to be kept in Jefferson Memorial Building.

For employees salaries, see Ch. 4.34

City Counselor Ops.: 8178

3.20.010 Bond.

Before the recorder of deeds shall enter upon the duties of his office he shall give bond to the state of Missouri in the sum of five thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his office. The bond shall be approved by the comptroller.
(1948 C. Ch. 2 53: 1960 C. 17.010.)

3.20.020 Powers and duties generally--Records--Office rules.

The recorder shall have charge and control of the real estate records and personalty records of the city, and all papers, maps, plats and other records pertaining to his office as established by law and may enforce all needful regulations for their care, use and management not inconsistent with the laws of the state. No record shall be removed from the office except with the approval of the recorder or upon the formal order of some court, and all improper interference with the records, misuse of same, or making any alteration, erasure, interlineation or other writing of any kind thereon without the consent and approval of the recorder shall be considered a violation of this section and punishable as such. The use of pen and ink in the office except by the recorder and deputies and clerks under his supervision is forbidden, except with the knowledge and consent of the recorder. All loud talking or other disturbance in the office during business hours is also forbidden.
(1948 C. Ch. 2 54: 1960 C. 17.020.)

Charter:

Art. XV 18 Abstracts to be delivered by recorder of deeds

Art. XXI 1(c) Petition to be filed with recorder of deeds describing property to be taken in connection with eminent domain

V.A.M.S.:

59.010--59.320 Recorder--generally

59.330--59.660 Records

3.20.030 Collecting and paying over fees.

The recorder of deeds shall collect all fees as prescribed by law and pay the same into the city treasury daily.
(1948 C. Ch. 2 55: 1960 C. 17.030.)

V.A.M.S.:

59.313 Fees

3.20.040 Supplies.

The books, stationery and furniture necessary for the office of the recorder of deeds shall be supplied as prescribed in the Charter and city ordinances for other departments.
(1948 C. Ch. 2 56: 1960 C. 17.040.)

3.20.050 Record rooms to have call boxes.

In each room in which records are kept there shall be installed and maintained an electrical watchman's call box, and the night watchman shall make a watchman's call thereon once each hour.
(1948 C. Ch. 2 57: 1960 C. 17.050.)

3.20.060 French and Spanish archives to be kept in Jefferson Memorial Building.

The recorder of deeds is authorized and directed to place the papers, known as the French and Spanish archives, for safekeeping with the Missouri Historical Society in the Jefferson Memorial Building in Forest Park, where the papers shall be so arranged and kept as to be open to inspection by the public under reasonable rules and regulations as may be necessary to insure their preservation.
(1948 C. Ch. 2 58: 1960 C. 17.060.)

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