Wedding Ceremonies

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 and their contact information is located on the home page of the Court’s website under the tab Our Judges. It is suggested that you e-mail or phone 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.