Marriage Licenses

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  1. County Offices Closed Monday, Dec. 24 & Tuesday, Dec. 25

    Jackson County offices, including the courthouses in Kansas City and Independence, will be closed Christmas Eve (Monday, Dec. 24) and Christmas Day (Tuesday, Dec. 25).
  2. Extended Collection & Assessment Hours Dec. 15, 22 & 29

    Jackson County's Collection and Assessment Departments will be offering extended Saturday hours in December. The Historic Truman Courthouse in Independence will be open from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Dec. 15, 22 and 29, 2018.
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.