Request a New Marriage License

Information on how to obtain a new marriage license from the Marriage Department.

Begin online Call (314) 622-3257

Overview

You may request a marriage license via the Recorder of Deeds Marriage Department. You can fill out an online application form or paper form, but in either case you must visit the Marriage Department in person to obtain your license. The license expires after 30 days.

Preparation

  1. Check that you meet the legal requirements for marriage.
  2. Ensure that both parties have a Driver’s License, State ID or Passport.

Instructions

  1. Fill out the marriage license application form and bring a printout with you to the Marriage Department

    OR

    Fill out the online application form.
  2. Both applicants must visit the Marriage Department together, with their Driver’s License, State ID or Passport.

Begin online Call (314) 622-3257

Fees

$48.00 Nonrefundable Application Fee by Visa/MasterCard or Cash. No checks.

What to Expect

Your license will be issued on the same day as your visit to the Marriage Department.

Additional Information

License Use Requirements

  • 30-Day License Use Expiration. License must be used for a ceremony within 30 days after it is has been picked up.
  • Ceremony must be performed in Missouri and officiated by a U.S. citizen who is a clergy in good standing with a Missouri congregation or judge of a court of record.
  • Two witnesses to the ceremony must sign the License.
  • Within 15 days after ceremony, clergy or judge must complete, sign and return License to Recorder of Deeds.

Contact

Marriage License Department

(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

(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

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