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Both parties must be present at the time of application and provide proof of Social Security numbers
and a photo ID or certified government document to show who they are. Original signature are required from both parties.


The Marriage license is only valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and can be used anywhere in the state of Missouri.

 

download a copy of  Marriage License Application here.

 

Qualifications:

 

bullet Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to obtain a license without parental consent, proof of age may be requested.

bullet Applicants at least 15 years of age may obtain a license with the consent of the custodial parents at the time of application.

bullet Previously married applicants must provide the date their last marriage ended.

bullet Blood tests are not required.

FeesPriceDescription

Standard License

$46.00
$47.50

Cash at time of application
 If paying by credit card

Underage

$1.00 (additional)

Per parental consenting signature in addition to
standard fee

Certified  copy

$9.00

As Required for name change on Social Security
Drivers License, etc.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. It is the public policy of this state to recognize marriage only between a man and a woman. (§451.022)
2. Any purported marriage not between a man and a woman is invalid.
3. No recorder shall issue a marriage license, except to a man and a woman.
4. A marriage between persons of the same sex will not be recognized for any purpose in this state even when valid where contracted.

 

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.

 

Instructions for persons Solemnizing Marriage:  Page 1Page 2

 

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
400 E. Locust, Rm. 102
Union, MO. 63084

 Be sure to include with your request, the Bride and Grooms’ names as they appear on the license and the date the marriage took place.

 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".

 Please feel free to contact our office with any questions you may have.

PLEASE NOTE:

THIS LICENSE IS VALID FOR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER DATE OF ISSUANCE

 

 

400 E Locust
Room 102

Union, MO 63084

636 583-6367
fax 636-583-7330

recorder@franklinmo.net

Franklin County Offices  400 E Locust, Union, MO. 63084    hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM