Wedding Ceremonies


NOTICE:

During this time of concern in our community regarding the spread of COVID-19, and with the Court’s administrative orders that are in place, judges are not presently performing wedding ceremonies.   Thank you for your understanding.  

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Judges of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court in Jackson County are authorized to perform a marriage ceremony according to Missouri Statute 451.100 which states, “Marriages may also be solemnized, without compensation, by any judge, including a municipal judge.”

If you would like to request that a judge perform your wedding ceremony, you must contact the judge directly to make the request.  The names of the judges who are available to conduct a ceremony and their contact information is available here.  It is suggested that you phone or e-mail the judge's judicial administrative assistant to make the request.   

Judges are not obligated to perform a marriage ceremony and do so based upon their availability.