IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 9, 2018

Contact: Carole Wilkerson, Cedar County Recorder of Deeds
113 South Street
Stockton, MO 65785
Phone: 417.276.6700 Ext.246

 

Missouri Marriage Age Requirements Changing in August

 Cedar County - August 9, 2018 - Governor Mike Parson recently signed legislation to modify age requirements for marriage licenses in Missouri that will take effect on August 28.  

Senate Bill 655, which was passed by the Missouri Legislature and signed into law, prohibits marriage licenses from being issued if either party is under 16 years of age.  Additionally, the legislation bars the marriage of individuals 21 or older to anyone under age 18. Parental consent will still be required for minors to marry someone under age 21.

All marriage license applicants will be required to provide proof of age to the Recorder of Deeds through a certified copy of their birth certified, passport, or other government-issued identification.  The Recorder will document this proof of age. 

Recorders of Deeds are committed to preserving records, includes marriage licenses, with the utmost care and consistencey.  The duty to fulfill all legal requirements for documents is paramount.  As with any statutory change, the Cedar County Recorders Office will modify its policies in order to implement the marriage law as soon as it takes effect.

Questions about the upcoming changes to marriage license requirements can be directed to the Cedar County Recorder of Deeds, Carole Wilkerson, at 417.276.6700 E.246

  


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According to the FBI Property and Mortgage Fraud is the fastest growing white collar crime. Your County Recorder of Deeds has teamed up with iCounty to create a notification service by email if someone other than yourself records an unauthorized document with the use of your name.

Once you have registered on the iCounty you will be able to use the notification service.

For further details contact Cedar County Recorder, Carole Wilkerson, at 417-276-6700 Ext: 246 or 247

 

 

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