442.380. Every instrument in writing that conveys any real estate, or whereby any real estate may be affected, in law or equity, proved or acknowledged and certified in the manner herein prescribed, shall be recorded in the office of the recorder of the county in which such real estate is situated.
(RSMo 1939 § 3426)
Prior revisions: 1929 § 3039; 1919 § 2198; 1909 § 2809
Deed acknowledged and recorded under former law or copy, admissible in evidence, when, RSMo 490.290, 490.300, 490.310
Deed recorded before proof or acknowledgment, admissible in evidence, when, RSMo 490.320, 490.330
Idem sonans in names in instruments affecting real estate, rule as to admissibility, RSMo 490.450
Index of recorded instruments to be kept, RSMo 59.470
Instruments affecting real estate or copy read in evidence, when, RSMo 490.410, 490.420
Judgment or decree quieting or passing title to be recorded, RSMo 311.320
Recording of instruments in class one counties where recorder is required to maintain offices both at the county seat and another place in the county, RSMo 59.163
(1956) Where lease contained words "Subscribed and sworn to before me" and date, followed only by signature of individual who was not otherwise identified, it was not acknowledged and recordation thereof did not impart notice to subsequent purchaser for value. Hatcher v. Hall (A.), 292 S.W.2d 619.
(2004) Special tax bill and resulting lien authorized by section 88.812 are not subject to recording requirement of section or to "first in time, first in right" rule of perfecting a security interest. Golden Delta Enterprises v. City of Arnold, 151 S.W.3d 119 (Mo.App.E.D.).