Military Service Records
Discharge papers (DD214's) may be recorded for permanent records and certified to perfect claims. In order to obtain a Certified copy the original document must be presented for recording. The DD214 must be recorded before military exemption is applied toward property tax reduction.
If the DD214 Military Discharge has been misplaced or destroyed, a certified copy may be obtained from the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri or other Custodian of Record listed on the Request
Pertaining to Military Records form.
You may obtain the request form from the Recorder's Office or download a copy from the National Archives and Records Administration at:
Effective July 1, 2003 all military personnel records
maintained by the county recorder will be confidential records.
Unless otherwise provided by the veteran, the record shall not
be made available for examination or copying except as follows:
1) to the veteran or the veteran's immediate family or to the
veteran's agent or personal representative duly authorized in
writing, 2) to a person requesting to examine or copy the record
when the event that resulted in the record being made occurred
more than 75 years prior to the request, 3) to a licensed
funeral director who has custody of the body of the deceased
veteran, 4) when ordered by a court of competent jurisdication,
5) when required by a department or agency of the federal or
state government or a political subdivision thereof.