Property Title Searches in Missouri (MO)

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With nearly 6.2 million residents, Missouri is the 19th-most populous state. Its capital is Jefferson City, and its largest urban areas include St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia. Missouri is known for musical genres like Kansas City jazz and St. Louis blues and is a prominent center of beer brewing. 

Property Title Search in Missouri: What You Need to Know

A standard property title search in Missouri will search the county’s property records and provide the property’s tax status and assessment information for all taxing jurisdictions. Should there be delinquent taxes, the report will include the amount that’s currently due including interest. Deeds showing ownership, open mortgages, judgments, foreclosure cases and liens are also provided. It’s important to note that judgments and liens aren’t just recorded in land records. They are also filed with the county court, so it’s imperative to search court records. 

The Cost of Title Searches in Missouri

Type of Search


O&E Report (Residential)


Two Owner Search (Residential)


30-Year Search (Residential)


Title Update


Deed Search


Commercial O&E Report


Price depends on the county; lowest price shown. Prices are subject to change.

Title Search in Missouri

Assessing the Severity of the Title Issues: Minor vs. Major Issues

The title report will flag a multitude of potential issues. Some less severe issues may include documents with recording issues where the simple fix is to have a corrective document filed. A faily common issue that gets alerted on reports are breaks in the assignment chain. When the assignment chain doesn’t flow cleanly from one lender to another, a corrective (or gap) assignment needs to be recorded. More serious issues would be origination defects and quiet title orders. These issues affect the actual ownership of a property, as well as mortgage enforceability. 

Missouri Counties Served

  • Adair
  • Andrew
  • Atchison
  • Audrain
  • Barry
  • Barton
  • Bates
  • Benton
  • Bollinger
  • Boone
  • Buchanan
  • Butler
  • Caldwell
  • Callaway
  • Camden
  • Cape Girardeau
  • Carroll
  • Carter
  • Cass
  • Cedar
  • Chariton
  • Christian
  • Clark
  • Clay
  • Clinton
  • Cole
  • Cooper
  • Crawford
  • Dade
  • Dallas
  • Daviess
  • DeKalb
  • Dent
  • Douglas
  • Dunklin
  • Franklin
  • Gasconade
  • Gentry
  • Greene
  • Grundy
  • Harrison
  • Henry
  • Hickory
  • Holt
  • Howard
  • Howell
  • Iron
  • Jackson
  • Jasper
  • Jefferson
  • Johnson
  • Knox
  • Laclede
  • Lafayette
  • Lawrence
  • Lewis
  • Lincoln
  • Linn
  • Livingston
  • Macon
  • Madison
  • Maries
  • Marion
  • McDonald
  • Mercer
  • Miller
  • Mississippi
  • Moniteau
  • Monroe
  • Montgomery
  • Morgan
  • New Madrid
  • Newton
  • Nodaway
  • Oregon
  • Osage
  • Ozark
  • Pemiscot
  • Perry
  • Pettis
  • Phelps
  • Pike
  • Platte
  • Polk
  • Pulaski
  • Putnam
  • Ralls
  • Randolph
  • Ray
  • Reynolds
  • Ripley
  • Saline
  • Schuyler
  • Scotland
  • Scott
  • Shannon
  • Shelby
  • St Charles
  • St Clair
  • St Francois
  • St Genevieve
  • St Louis City
  • St Louis
  • Stoddard
  • Stone
  • Taney
  • Sullivan
  • Texas
  • Vernon
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • Webster
  • Worth
  • and Wright.

Frequently Asked Questions
from Customers in Missouri

So, what exactly is a property title search, and why is it important in Missouri?

Picture this: a title search is like a time machine, taking you back through a property's history. It lets you uncover who owned the property, what transactions took place, and whether there are any outstanding mortgages or liens. In Missouri, it's pretty vital because it helps ensure you're buying a property free of legal troubles. Kinda like making sure your dream house isn't actually a haunted house!

So, what happens if I find a "lien" on a property during a title search?

A lien is like a financial anchor tied to a property. If you come across one during your title search, it means there are unpaid debts that need to be taken care of before the property changes hands. It's like wanting to trade a toy with a friend, but first, you have to fix the broken wheel.

Can a property be bought even if there's a lien on it in Missouri?

Absolutely! But it's kind of like buying a car with a flat tire – you'll want to fix the issue before taking it for a spin. In other words, the lien needs to be paid off before you take ownership. You'd have to work this out with the seller to make sure the lien is cleared before you buy.

Who should I contact for a Property Title Search in Missouri?

An experienced title company should conduct a property title search in Missouri. ProTitleUSA is qualified to search nationwide and uses only highly skilled abstractors.


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