Marriage License


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 when applying for a 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 within the State of Missouri.
  • Marriage licenses are $51.00 cash only
  • All relevant persons (first party, second party, and guardians (if applicable)) must be present at the same time.
  • You will be asked to present a government issued picture ID.
  • You will be asked your social security number.
  • If you have been married before, you will be asked the month and year your last marriage ended.

After you are married, the license must be returned to this office within 15 days. The license will be recorded and returned to you along with a certified copy.

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