Land Survey Program
Document Preservation and Distribution Section
The development of a central repository for all land survey documents began in the early 1970's. The repository now contains approximately two million documents in microfilm and digital form. Land Survey documents play an extremely important part in the determination of land boundaries. Private land surveyors, title insurers, recorders, attorneys, real estate professionals, and landowners must rely on these documents.
This section is responsible for acquiring and archiving survey documents through contact with all county recorders and county surveyors in Missouri. Most of these documents are acquired by personal visits to the counties, with a small percentage being mailed in. The documents are microfilmed, scanned, jacketed and indexed so they can be accessed through the Land Survey Index System. A duplicate roll of filmed images is stored in the Secretary of State's vault.
Land survey documents from the repository are provided to surveyors and the general public in ever increasing numbers.
Microfilm Status By County: Surveys Made After Original Surveys