Marriage Licenses

  1. IMPORTANT NOTICE:


    Due to a computer systems upgrade please be aware of the following:
    - Recorder of Deeds Offices will be closed to the public on Friday, June 21, 2019.
    - Recorder of Deeds web services may be interrupted from Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm until Sunday, June 23, 8:00 pm. 
    Thank you for your patience as we improve our services for you. 
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.