Applying for Licenses

Where to Apply


You can apply for a marriage license at either of the 2 Jackson County Recorder of Deeds offices:
Jackson County Courthouse
Recorder of Deeds Office
415 E 12th Street
Room 104
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-881-1577

Historic Truman Courthouse
Recorder of Deeds Department
112 W Lexington
Suite 30
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: 816-881-4608

When to Apply


Both offices are open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for legal holidays.

Application Requirements


  • Both parties must appear together at the Recorder of Deeds office.
  • Both must be at least 18 years old to marry without parental consent. If either applicant is 16 or 17 years of age, please click here.
  • Both must provide their Social Security numbers. (No SSN card is required.)
  • Both must have proper identification.
  • Note: If either applicant is divorced or widowed, applicant(s) must provide the month/year the last marriage ended.