St. Francois County Recorder of Deeds
1 West Liberty Street
Farmington, Missouri 63640
The St. Francois County Recorder of Deeds office is located on the first floor of the courthouse annex building (easier accessible from rear main parking lot entrance). The office is here to record, maintain and archive: deeds, liens, marriage licenses, surveys, plats and military discharge documents. For further information and downloadable forms, refer to the topics listed below. If you have any questions, please email or call us. We are here to serve you.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH 2019 WE WILL BE CLOSING AT NOON FOR A NEW SOFTWARE CONVERSION. DOCUMENTS TO BE RECORDED, MUST BE IN OUR OFFICE BY 11:30 A.M. ON SEPTEMBER 9TH 2019. OUR OFFICE WILL RESUME NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH.
THE RECORDER WILL NO LONGER BE TAKING MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATIONS TO FARMINGTON CORRECTIONAL CENTER (FCC) IN FARMINGTON, MISSOURI OR TO EASTERN RECEPTION DIAGNOSTIC CORRECTIONAL CENTER (ERDCC) IN BONNE TERRE, MISSOURI.
OUR OFFICE WILL BE IMPLEMENTING THE "AFFIDAVIT OF ABSENT APPLICANT" PROCESS. THE PARTY THAT IS "NOT ABSENT" WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCESSING THE AFFIDAVIT WHICH IS LOCATED BELOW UNDER THE ABSENT APPLICANT MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATION TAB FOR THE "ABSENT" PARTY AND FOR PRESENTING THE NOTARIZED DOCUMENTS AND PAYMENT TO OUR OFFICE FOR THE MARRIAGE LICENSE TO BE ISSUED. THE FEE WILL BE $51.00 CASH OR MONEY ORDER OR $53.00 DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD.
NOW ACCEPTING DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS
****MINIMUM $2.00 CONVENIENCE FEE APPLIES TO ALL TRANSACTIONS****
MARRIAGE LICENSE, RECORDING FEES, COPIES, ETC.
To apply for a marriage license
ALL MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED IN OUR OFFICE MUST BE USED IN THE STATE OF MISSOURI
Both parties must personally appear. A valid state issued ID is needed from both parties. A blood test is not needed and a waiting period is not required. Original signatures are required from both parties. If one party is not a U.S. citizen, a valid government issued ID is needed. The license can be picked up by either party. The license must be used within 30 days of being issued. The license must be returned to our office within 15 days of being used. If for any reason the license is not used, please return the license to the office of the Recorder of Deeds.
Note: When applying, all information regarding both parties is needed at the time of application.
*If either party has been divorced or widowed, the date the marriage ended is needed or the date of death if applies.*
License $51.00 CASH OR DEBIT/CREDIT with a minimum $2.00 convenience fee. Fee to be paid at the time of application.
Underage Applicant $1.00 additional fee for each.
Certified Copy of Marriage License $9.00 - A certified copy of marriage license is as good as your original. Used for any legal purpose including renewing drivers license and social security.