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Marriage Licenses in Missouri

In order to be legally married in the State of Missouri, a marriage license must be obtained prior to the ceremony. Licenses are issued by counties and are valid anywhere in the state.

There is no longer a 3-day waiting period for a marriage license in Missouri. Couples may apply for and obtain a marriage license on the same day. The license is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance. Blood tests are not required.

The cost of a Missouri marriage license is usually about $50.

To obtain a marriage license the bride and groom must:

  • Appear together in person
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Present some form of government-issued identification, such as a driver's license, and proof of a valid social security number

Contact Information:

Telephone: 573-486-4455
Fax: 573-486-5373

Mailing Address:

Hermann Hill Village Wedding Chapel
P.O. Box 555
Hermann, MO 65041

Address for Invitations:

Hermann Hill Village Wedding Chapel
165 Highway 100 East
Hermann, MO 65041


A happy bride...

It was such a pleasure to meet you and everyone at Hermann Hill. Our experience for the wedding was simply amazing. I had no stress all day about anything! Our day was exactly what we both wanted, simple and just a meaningful ceremony for us alone.

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