Missouri Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Missouri marriage divorce recordsCapitol: Jefferson City
Most Populous City: Kansas City
Total Area: 69,704 sq mi 
Total Population (2010): 5988927
Website: http://www.mo.gov
Source: Wikipedia

The Missouri Bureau of Vital Records does not maintain marriage or divorce certificates. The Bureau will issue a certified statement of a marriage or divorce from July 1, 1948, to the present, but certified copies of these Missouri vital records must be requested from the county recorder of deeds or the county clerk of the Circuit Court (in St. Louis at the city circuit court and in Kansas City at the civil records department). Marriage licenses were not required prior to June 1881, and these early Missouri marriages could be recorded at any courthouse of the couple's choosing. The Missouri State Archives has microfilms of county deed books that would include marriages, and some county circuit court records that would include divorces, but the Missouri State Archives does not currently provide an index for these early Missouri marriage records or Missouri divorce records.

For more information on Missouri vital records, visit Missouri Birth & Death Vital Records

Missouri Vital Records Offices

Record Type: Marriage Certificates, Divorce Records
Note: Actual marriage and divorce records are found at county of issue. For marriage, contact the Record of Deeds in the county where license was issued. For divorce decrees, visit the Clerk of the county where issued.

Records Available: Statewide Court Records
Court Administrator
2112 Industrial Drive - PO Box 104480
Jefferson City, MO 65110
Phone: 573-751-4377
Fax: 573-751-5540

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Contact local courts for trial court records or see online below.

Records Available: Criminal Records
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Criminal Record & Identification Division
1510 E Elm St
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573-526-6153
Fax: 573-751-9382

Business Hours: 8AM-4 PM M-F
Record Access Requirements: Youth service providers must have signature of the subject.
Search Note: A request form can be downloaded from the website. Records are 100% fingerprint-supported.

Records Available: Incarceration Records
Missouri Department of Corrections
Offender Inquiry
2729 Plaza Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573-751-2389
Fax: 573-751-4099

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Email questions to constituentservices@doc.mo.gov.
Search Note: Location, conviction and sentencing information are released.

Missouri County Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

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