Shelby County Easement Deed Form (Missouri)

All Shelby County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Easement Deed Form

Shelby County Easement Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Shelby County compliant document last validated/updated 5/10/2024

Easement Deed Guide

Shelby County Easement Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Shelby County compliant document last validated/updated 3/28/2024

Completed Example of the Easement Deed Document

Shelby County Completed Example of the Easement Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Shelby County compliant document last validated/updated 5/3/2024

Guide to Writing an Easement Description

Shelby County Guide to Writing an Easement Description

A Description of the Easement will be required. This will show how to write an acceptable description for a Right of Way Easement, which gives access, to and from - point A to point B.
Included Shelby County compliant document last validated/updated 5/15/2024

The following Missouri and Shelby County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.

When using these Easement Deed forms, the subject real estate should be physically located in Shelby County, and the executed documents recorded in one of the following offices:

Shelby County Recorder of Deeds

100 East Main St / PO Box 188, Shelbyville , Missouri 63469

Hours: 8:00 to 12:00 & 1:00 to 4:00 Monday through Friday

Phone: (573) 633-2821

Local jurisdictions located in Shelby County include:

  • Bethel
  • Clarence
  • Emden
  • Hunnewell
  • Lentner
  • Leonard
  • Shelbina
  • Shelbyville

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Forms are NOT emailed to you. Immediately after you submit payment, the Shelby County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be sent to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Shelby County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Shelby County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Shelby County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the Easement Deed forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Shelby County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Shelby County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Missouri or Shelby County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Shelby County Easement Deed forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

An easement is the right to use another person's real property for a specific purpose. This is a property interest, but is non-ownership and non-possessory. An easement can be created to benefit a dominant estate and run with the land, or it can benefit an individual or legal entity. Easements are affirmative or negative in nature. The rights created by an easement are contained in an easement deed, which should specify the terms and duration of the agreement.

An easement obtained for the purpose of construction, reconstruction, acquisition, or remodeling of a solar energy devise is required to be created in writing and is subject to the same conveyancing and recording requirements as other easements in this state. This type of easement is considered to be negative and cannot be acquired by prescription (442.012). Conservation easements are also created, assigned, conveyed, recorded, released, modified, terminated, or otherwise altered in the same manner as other easements (442.014). Conservation easements are not appurtenant to an interest in real property.

In order to be eligible for recording, an easement deed should be signed by the party granting the easement and should also be acknowledged or proved and certified in the manner prescribed by Missouri Statutes. Easement deeds that are recorded in St. Louis City should be signed by all parties. If an easement deed is acknowledged or proved in the state of Missouri, the proof or acknowledgment can be taken before a court, judge, justice or clerk of a court having seal, or by a notary public. Acknowledgments or proof taken outside Missouri but within the United States can be taken before any of the officers listed in 442.150 of the Missouri Revised Statutes (442.150). A certificate of acknowledgment or proof should be endorsed on the deed by the officer taking such acknowledgment or proof (442.180).

An easement deed whereby real estate is affected, in law or in equity, that has been duly proved or acknowledged and certified in the manner prescribed by statute should be recorded in the office of the county recorder in the county where the real estate is located (442.380). After the easement deed is filed for record, it will serve as notice to all persons of the content thereof, and all subsequent purchasers and mortgagees are deemed, in law and in equity, to purchase with notice (442.390).

(Missouri ED Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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