Marriage License

SAME SEX MARRIAGE LICENES the Laclede County Recorder's office is now free to issue marriage licenses to parties of the same sex.

ABSENT MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATIONS are now being accepted for Active Duty Military, Incarcerated persons, or people diagnosed with disabilities pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Absent applications are available upon request.

Missouri No Longer Requires A Waiting Period To Receive Your Marriage License

  • You must be 18 years of age to marry without parental consent.
  • Once you receive your marriage license, you must be married within 30 days anywhere in the state of Missouri, or the license becomes void.
  • Marriage licenses are $51.00 cash only
  • All relevant persons (first party, second party, and guardians (if applicable)) must be present to apply.
  • You will need to present a government picture ID.
  • You will need to be able to tell us your social security number.
  • If you have been married before, we will need the month and year your last marriage ended.

After the marriage, the license must be returned within 15 days to the Laclede County Recorder of Deeds. It will be recorded and returned with a certified copy while you wait.

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