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 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.