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Recorder of Deeds
The Fee for a Marriage License is $50 and may be paid by cash, debit card or credit card at the time a couple applies for a marriage license.
If you choose to change your name after the wedding ceremony, a certified copy of the marriage license may also be purchased for an additional $10.
Couples will also have the opportunity, if interested, to donate $1.00 or more in support of the Jackson County Homeless Fund.
If a debit or credit card is utilized there is a 2.75% merchant processing fee on the entire transaction.
The Marriage License fee is regulated by Missouri State Statues. How is the money distributed?
$17 goes to the State of Missouri
$15 for Children's Trust Fund
$2 for records preservation
$33 stays with Jackson County
$18 for County General Fund
$10 for County Domestic Violence Fund
$3 for County Homeless Fund
$2 for Recorders Fee
In addition, the Jackson County Recorder of Deeds also provides:
Certified Copies of Marriage Licenses for $10
A Certified Copy is required to change a woman's name on driver's license, passport or Social Security.
Of the $10, $7 goes to the State Children's Trust Fund.
$3 goes to the County General Fund.
Non-Certified Copies for $2
The fee goes to Jackson County's General Fund.
Obtaining a Marriage License
Applicants 17 & Under
Civil Union Registry
Marriage ID Requirements
Marriage License Search
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