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After I apply for the marriage license, how soon can I get married?
Pursuant to changes in Missouri Law, there is no longer a 3-day waiting period. The marriage license is now issued at the time of application. The marriage must take place within 30 days from the date of issuance and be performed within in the State of Missouri. After 30 days, the license is void and must be returned to the Recorder of Deeds Department.

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1. What do I need to get married?
2. Where do I apply for a marriage license?
3. When can I apply for a marriage license?
4. What information is required to obtain a marriage license?
5. How much does a marriage license cost?
6. Is a blood test required for a marriage license?
7. After I apply for the marriage license, how soon can I get married?
8. Can someone at the Recorder of Deeds perform my marriage?
9. Who can perform a wedding ceremony?
10. Is there any special information I need if I am getting married after being divorced?