Both parties must be present at the time of application and provide a valid photo ID. Both applicants will be asked to provide Social Security numbers. If any applicant has not been issued a Social Security number, they shall sign an affidavit provided by the Recorder of Deeds. Original signatures are required from both parties.
download a copy of Marriage License Application here.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to obtain a license without parental consent, proof of age may be requested.
Applicants at least 15 years of age may obtain a license with the consent of the custodial parents at the time of application.
Previously married applicants must provide the date their last marriage ended.
Blood tests are not required.
1. It is the public policy of this state to recognize marriage only between a man and a woman. (§451.022)
You are responsible for delivering the license to the person who solemnizes your marriage. The officiator must complete the bottom portion of the license. The license must be returned to the Recorder’s Office within fifteen days of the wedding (RSMo 193.185). The license is then recorded, filmed for preservation and remains on file permanently in the Recorder's Office.
The Marriage Certificate that you receive at the time the ceremony is performed is for your personal record and is not considered a legal document. A certified copy will need to be obtained as proof of your marriage for changing your name on your Driver's license and Social Security records.
To request a certified photocopy of your marriage license, mail a personal check or money order along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Franklin County Recorder of Deeds
In the event the wedding does not take place, DO NOT DESTROY. The Marriage License MUST be returned to the Recorder's Office marked "UNUSED".
THIS LICENSE IS VALID FOR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER DATE OF ISSUANCE
400 E Locust
Union, MO 63084
|Franklin County Offices 400 E Locust, Union, MO. 63084 hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM|