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Missouri Marriage Records

Marriage Records in Missouri

Marriage records contain basic information about the married couple. This information usually includes the names of the couple, the date of the marriage, and the place of marriage. Some marriage records also include the names of the mothers and fathers of the couple. Additionally, some records contain the names of the witnesses to the marriage. Some governmental marriage records contain the maiden names of the mothers as well as the place of residence for the married couple.

A marriage record should not be confused with a marriage license, a marriage announcement, or a marriage index. The marriage license is the legal document that was issued to the married couple. The marriage announcement is the public listing of the wedding, in many cases, in a published newspaper or online.

A marriage index is simply a list of the marriages within a specific location. Typically, such an index includes the names of the bride and groom, the date of the marriage, the name of the county in which the marriage occurred, and either the file number of the license or the volume and page name for a register listing, as well as the location of the marriage record.

In Missouri, marriage records must be obtained from the county courthouse office. It is necessary to contact the Recorder of Deeds at the local county courthouse where the records are kept. Although most states charge a fee to retrieve marriage records, the state of Missouri does not.

For a successful search for the marriage records that you are trying to locate, follow these steps:
1. Print or type each name and address clearly to avoid confusion. This includes the full name of both the husband and the wife. The maiden name should be included for the wife. Include nicknames and alternate spellings that may have been used, but list them as such.
2. Keep your request brief and to the point.
3. Limit your request to one marriage record.
4. Include the full address of the individuals at the time of the marriage, including street, city or town, and state. If you know the county in which the marriage took place, include that as well.
5. Include the date that the marriage occurred. If you do not know the date, include a time frame for the search. Generally, it is best to specify a short span of years for an unknown year search. You can always expand the number of years that you search, and a shorter span will lead to a shorter search. You can expect to pay an additional fee for searches such as this that require more effort.
6. Include contact information where you can be reached in the event that more information is required. Include a telephone number, fax number, or an e-mail address.
7. Include your relationship to the individuals listed in your search request.
8. Include the reason for your request.
9. Print your name clearly and sign your request. Some states may also require additional identifying information on you as well. Therefore, you may want to include your driverís license number.
10. Include a SASE, or self addressed stamped envelope with your request for a speedier delivery.
11. Include the date that you mail your request with your correspondence.

To obtain a copy of a marriage record, contact the Clerk in the specific county office where the marriage took place. Remember to provide as much accurate information as you have available on the subject of the search, sufficient contact information for yourself, and the required fee. Providing the necessary information will speed the process up considerably.

A list of the local county courthouse addresses and telephone numbers for Missouri is provided below in alphabetical order.

State of Missouri
Missouri Bureau of Vital Records
Missouri Department of Health
930 Wildwood
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
Telephone: (573) 751-6400

Adair County
Adair County Clerk
County Courthouse
106 W. Washington
Kirksville, MO 63501
Telephone: (816) 665-3877

Andrew County
Andrew County Clerk
P.O. Box 206
Savannah, MO 64485
Telephone: (816) 324-3624

Atchison County
Atchison County Clerk
40 Washington Street
Rock Port, MO 64482
Telephone: (660) 744-2707

Audrain County
Audrain County Clerk
Mexico, MO 65265
Telephone: (573) 581-8211

Barry County
Barry County Clerk
County Courthouse
Cassville, MO 65625
Telephone: (417) 847-2561

Barton County
Barton County Clerk
Lamar, MO 64759
Telephone: (417) 682-3529

Bates County
Bates County Clerk
Butler, MO 64730
Telephone: (816) 679-3371

Benton County
Benton County Clerk
P.O. Box 1238
Warsaw, MO 65355-1238
Telephone: (816) 468-7326

Bollinger County
Bollinger County Clerk
Marble Hill, MO 63764-0949
Telephone: (573) 238-2126

Boone County
Boone County Clerk
Howard Municipal Building
600 East Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201
Telephone: (573) 874-7345

Buchanan County
Buchanan County Clerk
Fifth and Jules
St. Joseph, MO 64501
Telephone: (816) 271-1411

Butler County
Butler County Clerk
P.O. Box 332
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901-0332
Telephone: (573) 785-8201

Caldwell County
Caldwell County Clerk
P.O. Box 67
Kingston, MO 64650-0067
Telephone: (816) 586-2571

Callaway County
Callaway County Clerk
Fulton, MO 65251
Telephone: (573) 642-0730

Camden County
Camden County Clerk
1 Court Circle
Camdenton, MO 65020
Telephone: (573) 346-4440

Cape Girardeau
Cape Girardeau County Clerk
1 Barton Square
Jackson, MO 63755
Telephone: (573) 243-3547

Carroll County
Carroll County Clerk
Carrollton, MO 64633
Telephone: (816) 542-0615

Carter County
Carter County Clerk
P.O. Box 517
Van Buren, MO 63965-0517
Telephone: (573) 323-4527

Cass County
Cass County Clerk
County Courthouse
102 E. Wall St.
Harrisonville, MO 64701
Telephone: (816) 380-5100

Cedar County
Cedar County Clerk
P.O. Box 158
Stockton, MO 65785
Telephone: (417) 276-3514

Chariton County
Chariton County Clerk
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 112
Keytesville, MO 65261
Telephone: (660) 288-3273

Christian County
Christian County Clerk
P.O. Box 549
Ozark, MO 65721
Telephone: (417) 581-6360

Clark County
Clark County Clerk
111 E. Court St.
Kahoka, MO 63445
Telephone: (816) 727-3283

Clay County
Clay County Clerk
P.O. Box 238
Liberty, MO 64068
Telephone: (816) 792-7641

Clinton County
Clinton County Clerk
P.O. Box 245
Plattsburg, MO 64477-0245
Telephone: (816) 539-3719

Cole County
Cole County Clerk
301 E. High St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101-3208
Telephone: (573) 634-9177

Cooper County
Cooper County Clerk
P.O. Box 123
Boonville, MO 65233-0123
Telephone: (660) 882-2626

Crawford County
Crawford County Clerk
Steelville, MO 65565
Telephone: (573) 775-2376

Dade County
Dade County Clerk
County Courthouse
Greenfield, MO 65661
Telephone: (417) 637-2271

Dallas County
Dallas County Clerk
P.O. Box 436
Buffalo, MO 65622-0436
Telephone: (417) 345-2632

Daviess County
Daviess County Clerk
102 N Main
Gallatin, MO 64640
Telephone: (660) 663-2932

De Kalb County
De Kalb County Clerk
P.O. Box 248
Maysville, MO 64469-0248
Telephone: (816) 449-5402

Dent County
Dent County Clerk
Salem, MO 65560-1298
Telephone: (573) 729-4144

Douglas County
Douglas County Clerk
P.O. Box 249
Ava, MO 65608
Telephone: (417) 683-4714

Dunkin County
Dunkin County Clerk
P.O. Box 188
Kennett, MO 63857
Telephone: (573) 888-2796

Franklin County
Franklin County Clerk
P.O. Box 311
Union, MO 63084-0311
Telephone: (314) 583-6355

Gasconade County
Gasconade County Clerk
P.O. Box 295
Hermann, MO 65041-0295
Telephone: (573) 486-5427

Gentry County
Gentry County Clerk
Albany, MO 64402
Telephone: (816) 726-3618

Greene County
Greene County Courthouse
Office of the Recorder
940 Boonville
Springfield, MO 65802
Telephone: (417) 868-4068

Grundy County
Grundy County Clerk
700 Main Street
Trenton, MO 64683-2063
Telephone: (660) 359-6305

Harrison County
Harrison County Clerk
Bethany, MO 64424
Telephone: (816) 425-6424

Henry County
Henry County Clerk
100 W. Franklin #4
Clinton, MO 64735
Telephone: (816) 885-6963

Hickory County
Hickory County Clerk
P.O. Box 101
Hermitage, MO 65668
Telephone: (417) 745-6450

Holt County
Holt County Clerk
Oregon, MO 64473
Telephone: (816) 446-3303

Howard County
Howard County Clerk
Fayette, MO 65248
Telephone: (660) 248-2284

Howell County
Howell County Clerk
Courthouse, P.O. Box 1011
West Plains, MO 65775
Telephone: (417) 256-2591

Iron County
Iron County Clerk
P.O. Box 42
Ironton, MO 63650-0042
Telephone: (573) 546-2912

Jackson County
Jackson County Clerk
Kansas City, MO 64106
Telephone: (816) 513-6309

Jasper County
Jasper County Clerk
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 387
Carthage, MO 64836
Telephone: (417) 358-0441

Jefferson County
Jefferson County Clerk
P.O. Box 100
Hillsboro, MO 63050-0100
Telephone: (573) 797-5555

Johnson County
Johnson County Clerk
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 32
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Telephone: (660) 747-6161

Knox County
Knox County Clerk
Edina, MO 63537
Telephone: (816) 397-2184

Laclede County
Laclede County Clerk
Second and Adam Streets
Lebanon, MO 65536
Telephone: (417) 532-5471

Lafayette County
Lafayette County Clerk
P.O. Box 357
Lexington, MO 64067-0357
Telephone: (660) 259-4315

Lawrence County
Lawrence County Clerk
Mount Vernon, MO 65712
Telephone: (417) 466-2638

Lewis County
Lewis County Clerk
Monticello, MO 63457
Telephone: (573) 767-5205

Lincoln County
Lincoln County Clerk
201 Main St.
Troy, MO 63379-1127
Telephone: (636) 528-4415

Linn County
Linn County Clerk
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 151
Linneus, MO 64653
Telephone: (816) 895-5417

Livingston County
Livingston County Clerk
P.O. Box 803
Chillicothe, MO 64601
Telephone: (816) 646-2293

Macon County
Macon County Clerk
P.O. Box 382
Macon, MO 63552-0382
Telephone: (816) 385-2913

Madison County
Madison County Clerk
Court Square
Fredericktown, MO 63645
Telephone: (573) 783-2176

Maries County
Maries County Clerk
Vienna, MO 65582
Telephone: (573) 422-3188

Marion County
Marion County Clerk
Palmyra, MO 63461
Telephone: (573) 769-2549

McDonald County
McDonald County Clerk
P.O. Box 665
Pineville, MO 64856
Telephone: (417) 223-7523

Mercer County
Mercer County Clerk
802 Main St.
Princeton, MO 64673
Telephone: (816) 748-3425

Miller County
Miller County Clerk
P.O. Box 12
Tuscumbia, MO 65082-0012
Telephone: (573) 369-2731

Mississippi County
Mississippi County Clerk
P.O. Box 304
Charleston, MO 63834-0304
Telephone: (573) 683-2146

Moniteau County
Moniteau County Clerk
200 E. Main St.
California, MO 65018
Telephone: (573) 796-2071

Monroe County
Monroe County Clerk
300 North Main Street
Paris, MO 65275-1399
Telephone: (816) 327-5817

Montgomery County
Montgomery County Clerk
211 E. 3rd St.
Montgomery City, MO 63361-1956
Telephone: (573) 564-3357

Morgan County
Morgan County Clerk
104 North Fisher
Versailles, MO 65084-1202
Telephone: (573) 378-4029

New Madrid County
New Madrid County Courthouse
P.O. Box 68
New Madrid, MO 63869
Telephone: (573) 748-2524

Newton County
Newton County Clerk
Neosho, MO 64850
Telephone: (417) 451-4540

Nodaway County
Nodaway County Clerk
Courthouse Square
305 N. Main, Room 104
Maryville, MO 64468-1643
Telephone: (660) 582-2251

Oregon County
Oregon County Clerk
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 324
Alton, MO 65606
Telephone: (417) 778-7475

Osage County
Osage County Clerk
P.O. Box 825
Linn, MO 65051
Telephone: (573) 897-2139

Ozark County
Ozark County Clerk
Gainesville, MO 65655
Telephone: (417) 679-3516

Pemiscot County
Pemiscot County Clerk
610 Ward Ave.
Caruthersville, MO 63830
Telephone: (573) 333-4203

Perry County
Perry County Clerk
15 W. Saint Marie St., Suite 1
Perryville, MO 63775
Telephone: (573) 547-1611

Pettis County
Pettis County Clerk
415 S. Ohio Ave.
Sedalia, MO 65301-4435
Telephone: (816) 826-5395

Phelps County
Phelps County Clerk
Third and Rolla Streets
Rolla, MO 65401
Telephone: (573) 364-1891

Pike County
Pike County Clerk
115 W. Main St.
Bowling Green, MO 63334
Telephone: (573) 324-2412

Platte County
Platte County Clerk
415 3rd St., Suite 70
Platte City, MO 64079
Telephone: (816) 858-2232

Polk County
Polk County Clerk
Bolivar, MO 65613
Telephone: (417) 326-4031

Pulaski County
Pulaski County Clerk
301 Historic 66 E.
Waynesville, MO 65583
Telephone: (573) 774-2241

Putnam County
Putnam County Clerk
Unionville, MO 63565
Telephone: (816) 947-2071

Ralls County
Ralls County Clerk
P.O. Box 444
New London, MO 63459-0444
Telephone: (573) 985-7111

Randolph County
Randolph County Clerk
110 S. Main St.
Huntsville, MO 65259
Telephone: (816) 277-4717

Ray County
Ray County Clerk
P.O. Box 167
Richmond, MO 64085
Telephone: (816) 776-3184

Reynolds County
Reynolds County Clerk
P.O. Box 10
Centerville, MO 63633
Telephone: (573) 648-2494

Ripley County
Ripley County Clerk
100 Courthouse Square
Doniphan, MO 63935
Telephone: (573) 996-3215

St. Charles County
St. Charles County Clerk
Third and Jefferson
St. Charles, MO 63301
Telephone: (573) 946-4694 or 949-7400

St. Clair County
St. Clair County Clerk
P.O. Box 334
Osceola, MO 64776
Telephone: (417) 646-2315

St. Francois County
St. Francois County Clerk
Farmington, MO 63640
Telephone: (573) 756-5411

St. Louis County
St. Louis County Dept of Health
Office of Vital Records
111 S. Meramec Ave, 1st Floor
Clayton, MO 63105-1711
Telephone: (314) 615-1720

City of St. Louis
Bureau of Vital Records
634 North Grand Boulevard, Rm 306
PO Box 14702
St. Louis City, MO 63103-2803
Telephone: (314) 612-5252
Recording: (314) 658-1134

Sainte Genevieve County
Sainte Genevieve County Clerk
55 S. 3rd St., Rm. 3
Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670
Telephone: (573) 883-5589

Saline County
Saline County Clerk
County Courthouse, Room 206
Marshall, MO 65340
Telephone: (660) 886-3331

Schuyler County
Schuyler County Clerk
P.O. Box 187
Lancaster, MO 63548-0187
Telephone: (816) 457-3842

Scotland County
Scotland County Clerk
County Courthouse, Room 106
Memphis, MO 63555
Telephone: (816) 465-8605

Scott County
Scott County Clerk
P.O. Box 78 Courthouse
Benton, MO 63736-0078
Telephone: (573) 545-3549

Shannon County
Shannon County Clerk
P.O. Box 187
Eminence, MO 65466-0187
Telephone: (573) 226-3315

Shelby County
Shelby County Clerk
P.O. Box 186
Shelbyville, MO 63469-0186
Telephone: (573) 633-2181

Stoddard County
Stoddard County Clerk
Bloomfield, MO 63825
Telephone: (573) 568-3339

Stone County
Stone County Clerk
Galena, MO 65656
Telephone: (417) 357-6127

Sullivan County
Sullivan County Clerk
101 N. Main
Milan, MO 63556
Telephone: (660) 265-3786

Taney County
Taney County Clerk
P.O. Box 335
Forsyth, MO 65653-0335
Telephone: (417) 546-2241

Missouri County
Missouri County Clerk
210 North Grand
Houston, MO 65483-1224
Telephone: (417) 967-2112

Vernon County
Vernon County Clerk
Nevada, MO 64772
Telephone: (417) 448-2500

Warren County
Warren County Clerk
116 West Main
Warrenton, MO 63383
Telephone: (573) 456-3331

Washington County
Washington County Clerk
102 N. Missouri
Potosi, MO 63664
Telephone: (573) 438-4901

Wayne County
Wayne County Clerk
109 Walnut St.
Greenville, MO 63944
Telephone: (573) 224-3221

Webster County
Webster County Clerk
P.O. Box 529
Marshfield, MO 65706
Telephone: (417) 468-2173

Worth County
Worth County Clerk
P.O. Box L
Grant City, MO 64456-0530
Telephone: (816) 564-2219

Wright County
Wright County Clerk
P.O. Box 98
Hartville, MO 65667-0098
Telephone: (417) 741-6661


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