Cape Girardeau County MO

Lookup Public Records in Cape Girardeau CountyMissouri. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Overview

Cape Girardeau County is located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The county was formed in 1812 and named after Ensign Sieur Jean Baptiste de Giradot, an official of the French colonial years. The county seat is Jackson. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 77,320 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 586 square miles of which 579 square miles is land and 7.8 square miles is water. Cape Girardeau County borders the following counties: Perry County to the northwest; Union County, Illinois to the northeast; Alexander County, Illinois to the east; Scott County to the southeast; Stoddard County to the south; and Bollinger County to the west. Cape Girardeau County has five zip codes. The zip codes are 63701, 63703, 63755, 63780, and 63702. The most populated zip code is 63701.

Cape Girardeau County Circuit Clerk’s Office Information

The Circuit Clerk is responsible for maintaining complete and accurate records of the court; collecting, accounting for and disbursing all monies paid into the court; and performing other duties, as necessary, to assist the court in performing its duties. The Circuit Clerk receives, processes, and maintains the judgments, rules, orders and all other proceedings of the court, preserves the court seal and other property of the office, provides uniform case reporting, and enter all case records into state system for child support collection.

Patti Wibbenmeyer is the Cape Girardeau County Circuit Clerk. Wibbenmeyer can be contacted at (573) 243-1755.

The physical address of the Cape Girardeau County Circuit Clerk’s Office is:

100 Court St., Suite 301
Jackson, MO 63755
Phone: (573) 243-1755
Fax: (573) 204-2405
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Cape Girardeau County Recorder of Deeds Office Information

The Recorder of Deeds is responsible for the following:

  • Recording all records pertaining to land transactions, such as warranty deeds, deeds of trust, releases, plats, surveys, judgments, and tax liens.
  • Issuing and recording all marriage licenses and provide copies of the licenses.
  • Filing Military discharge records.
  • Collecting over $400,000 in revenue and budgeting expenses for the office. The office collects fees and disperses them monthly to various funds in the county and the state.

Records Searching and Request

Cape Girardeau County records start in 1805. The Recorder of Deeds office also has land records as well as marriage records. Marriage license that were issued and recorded in Cape Girardeau County are available in the recorder’s office in Jackson, Missouri. Land records on file can be requested by sending a letter and payment. We are not allowed to perform title searches. Copies of the mentioned records can be obtained for $2.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each page thereafter of each document for letter-ledger.

The filing/recording fee schedule of real estate documents in Cape Girardeau can be found in the following link:

Andrew David Blattner is the Recorder of Deeds of Cape Girardeau County. Blattener can be contacted at (573) 243-8123 or via email at

The physical address of the Cape Girardeau County Recorder of Deeds Office is:

#1 Barton Square Suite 203
Jackson, MO 63755
Phone: (573) 243-8123
Fax: (573) 204-2477
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Cape Girardeau County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Cape Girardeau County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Title 93, Ch. 1
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Cape Girardeau County Marriage License
Location:1 Barton Square, Jackson, Missouri, 63755

Cape Girardeau Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 1 Barton Square # 203, Jackson, MO 63755, United States
Phone: 573-243-8123

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