MISSOURI MARRIAGE LICENSE
A MISSOURI marriage license is required for all marriages that take place at our CHAPEL. It doesn't matter what county it is from and you don't have to live in that county or even in Missouri!
A Missouri marriage license can ONLY be used for ceremonies taking place in the State of Missouri. It is now required to have 2 witnesses in Missouri. Marriage Licenses in Missouri cost $50. Some offices require cash (exact amount as they do not make change - Platte County is one) while other counties may also accept credit or debit cards. (We suggest you call the county ahead of time to determine their hours and method of payment required)
Individuals must be at least 18 years old to obtain a marriage license; however, with parental consent one can be granted at age 15. No blood test is required and there is no waiting period in Missouri. When you apply for your license, you wait while the information is filled out and you leave with your license in hand.
Both parties must appear together to apply for license; both must provide social security numbers (no social security card is required) and one piece of identification (Drivers License, Missouri ID, US Passport, Foreign Passport, Military ID, Certified Copy of US Birth Certificate plus US government issued Photo ID or Government ID Card with government ID number. NO BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED.
If either party is divorced or widowed, applicant must provide the month/year the last marriage ended. A 30 day waiting period is required once a divorce is finalized for an applicant to re-marry. HOWEVER, Jackson County's DOWNTOWN Location does not enforce this and requires no waiting period for re-marriage after divorce. Once marriage license is issued it is only good for 30 DAYS. Marriage MUST take place within that 30 day time period or license must be returned! So HURRY UP! Get your license and either walk in or make your appointment with us! Being married is AWESOME!
A WORD ABOUT WITNESSES
Missouri State Law Dictates that 2 witnesses must sign the marriage license in order for it to be valid. There is no stipulation of age requirement - CHILDREN may be witnesses as long as they can sign their name and understand what they are witnessing.
That being said, JACKSON COUNTY does NOT require witness signatures on their marriage licenses so if you want to come alone we suggest purchasing your Marriage License from Jackson County.
RETURNING THE LICENSE
Clay County, and most other counties, mandate that only the wedding officiant may return the marriage license. We will file your license promptly and the counties are very prudent about returning Marriage License to the couple quickly. The ONLY exception they will make for a couple to bring their license in for immediate recording is for MILITARY couples.
Please understand when we file for you that we are abiding by State law. JACKSON COUNTY, on the other hand, DOES allow couples to file their own marriage licenses. The advantage in doing so is to get the license back immediately so name changes can be applied for immediately. YOUR MAGICAL DAY strives to cooperate fully with each county and with state law.
Your Magical DayTM Marriage License Information
GET YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE FIRST AT THE RECORDER OF DEEDS!
YOU CAN'T GET MARRIED WITHOUT IT!
Information on where to obtain your marriage license in Missouri
MARRIAGE LICENSE INFORMATION
(we check this information frequently to make sure it is up to date
- Keep in mind that most judges will NOT perform marriages anymore)
The following is a list of where MISSOURI Marriage Licenses can be obtained in the Greater Kansas City area:
COURTHOUSE HOURS: M-F 8am-5pm (some will not accept applications after 4:00pm)
JACKSON COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS (Jackson County is the most "Couple Friendly" County)
415 E. 12th Street Room 104, Kansas City, MO 64106 Phone: (816) 881-1577
INDEPENDENCE SQUARE LOCATION: (they do not allow ceremonies INSIDE at this location)
112 W. Lexington Suite 30, Independence, MO 64050 Phone: (816) 881-4483
CLAY COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS
1 Courthouse Square, Liberty, MO 64068 Phone: (816) 407-3550
Clay County Annex: 1901 NE 48th Street, Kansas City, MO 64118 (The Annex is right down the street from us!)
JOHNSON COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS
300 N Holden Street Suite 305, Warrensburg, MO 64093 Phone: (660) 747-6811
PLATTE COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS
415 Third Street, Suite 70, Platte City, MO 64079 Phone: (816) 858-3326
PETTIS COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS
415 South Ohio Street, Suite 106, Sedalia, MO 65301 Phone: (660) 826-5000 x.922
HENRY COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS
100 W Franklin, Clinton, MO 64735 Phone: (660) 885-7209
BUCHANAN COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS
411 Jules Street, Room 103, St. Joseph, MO 64106 Phone: (816) 271-1437
RAY COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS
100 W Main Street, Richmond, MO 64085 (816) 776-4502
CASS COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS
102 E Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701 Phone: (816) 380-8123
LAFAYETTE COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS
1001 Main Street, Room 207, Lexington, MO 64067 Phone: (660) 259-6178
BENTON COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS
316 Van Buren Street, Warsaw, MO 65355 Phone: (660) 438-5732
CALDWELL COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS
49 East Main, Kingston, MO 64650 Phone: (816) 586-3080
BOONE COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS
801 East Walnut, Room 132, Columbia, MO 65201 Phone: (573) 886-4345
CAMDEN COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS
1 Court Circle, Suite 5, Camdenton, MO 65020 Phone: (573) 346-4440 ex 1300
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