Recorder of Deeds


Welcome to the Nodaway County Recorder of Deeds webpage.  Sandra Smail is the current Recorder of Deeds having first taken office January 1, 2003.

The Recorder of Deeds is responsible for making record of documents primarily in real estate and the issuance of marriage licenses. In addition, Uniform Commercial Code, servicemen's records, tax liens and miscellaneous documents may be recorded upon request and compliance with statutes.

Records in this office provide data about real estate transactions in a historical perspective. Deeds, deeds of trust, releases, easements, surveys, plats, restrictions, cemetery deeds, wills, road right of ways, articles of incorporation, patents, affidavits and marriage license information make up an example of the documents.

Nodaway County’s website allows records to be searched online for Real Estate, Marriage, Uniform Commercial Code, and Tax Liens databases. Images of recorded documents are also available in some instances.

Any questions?  Feel free to contact us:

Recorder of Deeds
Nodaway County Administration Building
403 N. Market Street, Room 104
Maryville MO 64468
Phone: (660)582-5711
Fax: (660)582-5711

Who can legally perform a marriage in the State of Missouri.

RSMO Chapter 451.100 

Marriages may be solemnized by any clergyman, either active or retired, who is in good standing with any church or synagogue in this state.  Marriages may also be solemnized, without compensation, by any judge, including a municipal judge.  Marriages may also be solemnized by a religious society, religious institution, or religious organization of this state, according to the regulations and customs of the society, institution or organization, when either party to the marriage to be solemnized is a member of such society, institution or organization.

Any additional questions regarding who can legally perform a marriage should be directed to an attorney.


Record Search

Local Genealogy Researcher: Letha M. Mowry,

Marriage License Requirements

Recording Standards

Sample Cover Sheet

Fee Schedule

Electronic Recording

Reasons Documents are Rejected

Changing a Name on a Deed





1911 Atlas of Nodaway County

Original Deed Book 1, 1845

Civil War Military Records

Record of Soldiers, Sailors & Marines (1919-1920)

Nodaway County Naturalization Records (These records are available due to the efforts of Letha M. Mowry, a former deputy Recorder and genealogy researcher)