File a Homeschool Declaration of Enrollment

Instructions on notifying the Recorder of Deeds of your intent to homeschool your child.


Each parent/guardian who chooses to homeschool their child in the City of St. Louis may provide a signed, notarized declaration of their intent to homeschool their child. This declaration may be sent to the city Recorder of Deeds or to the chief school officer of St. Louis Public Schools within 30 days of the establishment of the home school, and by September 1st annually thereafter.


Declaration must include:

  • Name of each child attending the home school
  • Age and birth date of the child attending the home School
  • Address and Phone Number of the home school
  • Name of each person teaching at the home school
  • Name, address, and notarized signature of each person making the declaration
  • Self addressed stamped envelope (for return of your original)


Include $1.00 fee and send or hand-deliver declaration to:

Land Records Department
Recorder of Deeds and Vital Records Registrar
City Hall, Room 126
1200 Market St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63103



What to Expect

Your declaration of enrollment will be filed with the St. Louis City Recorder and Registrar.


Land Records Department

(314) 622-3260

1200 Market St., City Hall, Room 126
St. Louis, MO 63103

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Contact the Land Records Department

Related Resources

General Homeschooling Information
Home schooling is one of the options available for meeting the state's compulsory attendance law, Section 167.031, RSMo.

Home School Legal Defense Association
A nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms.

Homeschool Requirements in Missouri
HSLDA resources on how to comply with Missouri homeschooling laws.

Homeschooling Through High School
Homeschooling resources for teens.

Homeschooling: Getting Started
Thinking about starting homeschooling? Here are some steps to get started.

Springboard provides “hands-on” programs and “minds-on” learning for students in the St. Louis region and beyond. We offer resources to stimulate curiosity, motivate creativity and inspire learning by integrating creative experiences in arts and culture into school curricula.

Statutes Related to Homeschooling
Sections 162.996, 167.031 through 167.071, and Section 210.167 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri provide the framework for home schooling in Missouri.

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