Obtain a Copy of a Marriage License

The Marriage License Department provides certified and uncertified copies of any marriage license or application from St. Louis City, 1932-present

Begin online Call (314) 622-3257

Overview

The Marriage Department provides copies of marriage licenses issued 1932-present. You can obtain these copies online or via the Marriage Department office, using the instructions below.

For marriage licenses issued before 1932, please visit the Archives Department.

 

Preparation

Be ready to provide:

  1. Both Applicant Names (First Name + Middle Name + Last Name)
  2. Ceremony Date (Month + Day + Year)
    You can use the marriage record search tool to find this information.
  3. Payment (see below for fee structure and payment methods)

 

Instructions

By Mail

  1. Fill out the Marriage License Copy form.
  2. Send the completed form with payment and a Self-Addressed-Stamped Envelope (or add 50 cents to payment for U.S. mailing/$2.00 for international mailing) to the following address:

Marriage License Department
Room 124, City Hall, 1200 Market Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103

In Person

  1. Fill out the Marriage License Copy form.
  2. Bring the completed form and payment to:

Marriage License Department
Room 124, City Hall, 1200 Market Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103

Online

Click the Begin Online link below and follow the instructions.

Begin online Call (314) 622-3257

Fees

Walk-in

  • $12.00 Nonrefundable fee for each copy of Certified Marriage Certificate
  • $3 Nonrefundable fee for each copy of Uncertified Marriage Certificate
  • Visa/MasterCard or cash accepted

Mail-in

  • $12.00 Nonrefundable fee for each copy of Certified Marriage Certificate
  • $3 Nonrefundable fee for each copy of Uncertified Marriage Certificate
  • Include self-addressed stamped envelope, or add 50 cents for US mail or $2.00 for international mail
  • Check, money order or cash accepted

Online

  • $12.00 Nonrefundable fee for each copy of Certified Marriage Certificate (+ $10 service fee, $1.50 for standard mail, $30 for FedEx Overnight)
  • $3 Nonrefundable fee for each copy of Uncertified Marriage Certificate (+ $10 service fee, $1.50 for standard mail, $30 for FedEx Overnight)

 

What to Expect

Walk-in

You will receive your copies during your visit.

Mail-in

You will receive your copies within 10 business days.

Online

You will receive your copies within 10 business days if you choose standard mail or overnight if you choose FedEx overnight.

 

Contact

Marriage License Department

marriage@stlouiscityrecorder.org

(314) 622-3257

1200 Market St.
City Hall, Room 124
St. Louis, Mo 63103

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Contact the Marriage License Department

Archives Department - Recorder of Deeds

archives@stlouiscityrecorder.org

(314) 589-6796

1200 Market St.
City Hall, Room 129A
St. Louis, Mo 63103

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday

Contact the Archives Department - Recorder of Deeds

Resources

City of St. Louis Marriage License Application
Request a marriage license online. This is a request form; you will still need to visit the Marriage Department with identification to obtain your license.

Marriage Records Search
Use this free online search to find existing marriage records.

Obtain a Copy of a Divorce Record from St. Louis Circuit Clerk's Office
Divorce records are maintained by the St. Louis Circuit Clerk's Office. Copies of divorce records are available on the 3rd floor of the Civil Courts Building.

Purchase Copy of Marriage License Online
Purchase certified or uncertified copies of marriage licenses 1932-present.

Recorder of Deeds Marriage Department
Recorder of Deeds Marriage Department website

State of Missouri Marriage and Divorce
State of Missouri Marriage and Divorce

Uncertified Divorce Records from the State of Missouri
Use this site to purchase uncertified copies of a Missouri divorce record.

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