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.