There are 2 options for obtaining copies of recorded documents or marriage licenses filed with the Jackson County Recorder of Deeds Department.
Nearly 50 years of recorded documents, dating back to 1962, and marriage licenses dating back to the beginning of Jackson County in 1826 have been digitized by staff and are now available, free of charge for viewing or printing online.
All recorded documents prior to 1962 are available on microfilm and may be obtained at either of our recording offices.
The fee for a “copy” of a document is $2 for the first page and $1 for every additional page.
Obtaining a Copy of a Marriage License
Copies of a marriage license can be obtained "free-of-charge" by searching online. Copies can also be obtained at either of our office locations for a small fee.
An additional service offered by the Recorder of Deeds Department is the certification of documents recorded by our department, such as recorded documents and marriage licenses.
By certifying a document, the department places its seal on the document indicating that is a true and complete copy of the initial original document recorded by the Jackson County Recorder of Deeds Department.
Certified copies may be obtained at either of our recording offices, in-person or by mail request.
Obtaining a Certified Copy
Certified copies of marriage licenses are available, for a $10 fee, upon request in person or by mail after the license has been returned by the officiant. If requesting a certified copy by mail, please include the following with your request:
- Names of the couple at the time of the application
- The date of the marriage
- Include $10 fee for each certified copy made payable to the "Recorder of Deeds Department"
- The marriage license number, if known
Normally the day the request is received or the next morning, the certified copy will be returned to the requester. All written requests should be sent to:
Historic Truman Courthouse
Recorder of Deeds Department
112 W Lexington
Independence, MO 64050
If you are seeking a certified copy of a recorded document, the fee is $2 for the first page, $1 for every additional page and $1 to certify the entire document. If you are seeking a certified copy of a marriage license the fee is $10. Mail-in requests should include a check, money order, etc. made payable to the Recorder of Deeds Department.