Military Records Information:
Military Discharge Papers (DD214)
Effective August 28, 2003: Military Discharge Papers are regulated pursuant to RSMo 59.480 requiring these records is placed in a restricted and confidential category under the authority of the county Recorder of Deeds. All requests must comply with these regulations. There is no fee for the request form and/or copies the form. RSMo 59.480 - No fee for the request and/or copy.
REGULATIONS FOR REQUEST FORM 59.480
[Adopted by the Recorders Association of Missouri pursuant to RSMo 59.480)
I. The authorized party (requestor) section 1 through 4 and sign in the presence of a notary public before presenting the request to the Recorder of Deeds.
1. Record Locator Information.
a.The name of the Veteran and the county that the Military discharge is filed in must be completed.
b. At least one of the following options must be provided in order to identify the requested record:
*Date of Birth
*Social Security Number, Branch of service and Date(s) of service
c. Type and number of copies requested, each request form is limited to one Military Discharge Record. Requester must state the number of each type of copy of the record to be requested. The Recorder of Deeds shall determine the maximum number of copies allowed per request.
d. Authorized Party requesting copy - The name, complete mailing address and the telephone number of the party authorised to make the request must be completed.
e. Authorized Statement - The requestor must complete 1(type of request being made) and 2 type of authority granted by statue either (a or b). The requestor must date and sign as the Authorized Party in the presence of a Notary Public.
f. The Recorder of Deeds may request proof of identify and any additional documentation to verify the request.
II. The notary public shall complete section 5 accordance with state laws.
Section 5 Notary Certificate -The notary shall complete the notary clause in accordance with state laws. This shall include, but not limited, signature and their seal if applicable.
III. The Recorder of Deeds shall complete the Verification or Rejection Section at the top of the form as follows:
1. The Recorder of Deeds shall complete the Request Verification of the Military Discharge Record Request by:
Assigning a Request Verification Number
Stating the location of the record provided
(the book and page, index number, etc)
Provide the date the request was completed and filed
Sign or initial the Verification
2. Recorder shall maintain and file the original request form
If a Request for Military Discharge Paper is incomplete or inaccurate, the Recorder of Deeds may reject the request by:
*Assigning a Request Rejection Number
*Stating the reason under the Request Rejection
*Provide the date the request was rejected
*Sign or initial the rejection
*Recorder shall keep a copy of the rejected request form and return the original to the requester
3. The Recorder of Deeds shall maintain an index separate from the public for all Verifications and Rejections.
4. The Recorder of Deeds shall keep and file all Verifications and Rejections for a period of five years from the date of the Request. The Request Forms are not public records and provided pursuant to RSMo 59.480