Apply For A St. Joseph Marriage License
We are planning to get married in St. Joseph, Missouri, so where do we apply for a marriage license?
You can apply for a marriage license at the office of the Buchanan County Recorder of Deeds, located in Room 103 at 411 Jules Street, St. Joseph, Missouri. To contact the office, you can call (816) 271-1582. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but you need to submit your marriage license application no later than 4:00 p.m. The office is closed on all legal holidays. To find out more about the marriage license application process, go to the official Buchanan County website at St. Joseph Marriage License.
How do we meet the requirements for a marriage license in St. Joseph, Missouri?
You do not have to be residents of Buchanan County in order to apply for a marriage license in St. Joseph. When you go to the office of the Buchanan County Recorder of Deeds to apply, you will need to present a certified copy of your birth certificate or a valid photo I.D. such as a driver’s license. If you are under 18 years of age, one of your parents must accompany you to the office to show I.D. and give consent to your marriage. To find out more about how you can meet the requirements for a marriage license, go to the Buchanan County official website at St. Joseph Marriage License.
When will our marriage license expire in St. Joseph, Missouri?
Your marriage license will be valid immediately when it is issued and will be valid for a period of 30 days. After 30 days, the marriage license will expire. If you have a valid marriage license from Buchanan County, you can be married anywhere within the state of Missouri.
Do we need to have blood tests or physical exams before we can apply for a marriage license in St. Joseph, Missouri?
No. You do not need to have any blood tests or physical exams to apply for a marriage license in St. Joseph, Missouri.
What is the cost of a marriage license in St. Joseph, Missouri?
The cost of a marriage license in Buchanan County is currently $51.00 in cash. This fee is non-refundable.
Who can we invite to solemnize our marriage in St. Joseph, Missouri?
You may invite any authorized person such as a judge or an ordained member of religious clergy such as a priest, a minister, or a rabbi to solemnize your marriage in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Once we are married, where do we order our marriage certificate in St. Joseph, Missouri?
After your marriage license has been recorded, you will be able to order certified copies of your marriage certificate from the office of the Buchanan County Recorder of Deeds in person or by mail. The cost of a certified copy of a marriage certificate is $10.00. To find out more about how to obtain a certified copy of the marriage certificate, go to the Buchanan County official website at St. Joseph Marriage License.
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