Marriage Licenses

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Prior to any marriage within the State of Missouri a "Marriage License" must be first obtained from the Jackson County Recorder of Deeds Department (or any other Recorder/Clerk’s offices located within the State of Missouri). Once issued a couple can contact any minister or judge (as defined by Missouri law) to perform the wedding ceremony. This section contains a summary of information relating to obtaining a Marriage License.