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Both parties must appear in person at the Recorders office with photo identification.  

You may apply Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 4:pm.  The fee is $53.00 this includes the $2.00 charge for the certified copy.  This fee is to be paid at the time of the application.  Cash, credit or debit.  No checks please.

It is a misdemeanor for anyone to perform a marriage ceremony if the license is not presented prior to the ceremony (541.120 RSMO).  The Marriage is invalid if the ceremony takes place before the license has been issued.  

You are responsible for delivering the license to the person who solemnizes your marriage.  The person performing the ceremony must complete the sealed portion of the Marriage license and have 2 witnesses sign it.  It is the responsibility of the person that performs the marriage to return the license to our office 15 days after the wedding.

A minor must bring a Birth Certificate (legal, certified) and Parent must sign and bring Photo ID.

EFFECTIVE MARCH 23, 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THE MILLER COUNTY COURTHOUSE WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. ALL OFFICES ARE STAFFED AND BUSINESS IS STILL BEING CONDUCTED. WE ARE ASKING THAT ALL AFFAIRS BE CONDUCTED BY MAIL, TELEPHONE, OR ELECTRONICALLY IF POSSIBLE. IF YOU NEED TO ENTER THE COURTHOUSE PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF INTEREST TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS.