St. Louis County Courts
Civil Marriage Ceremonies
Civil marriage ceremonies are performed on Wednesday afternoons beginning at 1:00 p.m.

No marriages performed on state holidays.

(Holidays Schedule)

Step 1: Get Your Marriage License

To obtain a license in St. Louis County, Both parties must appear in person (at the same time) to the Recorder of Deeds office in the Administration Building at 41 S. Central in Clayton, next door to the courthouse.  The Recorder's office is on the fourth floor.

The marriage license section is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

The marriage license costs $48.00, CASH ONLY

Step 2: Get Your wedding Certificate

Wedding certificates are prepared on Wednesdays, starting at noon, in room 355 of the St. Louis County Courthouse,
105 South Central Ave., in Clayton.

Once your paperwork has been completed (Steps 1&2) you will be given a number and directed to the courtroom, where the judge will perform your marriage ceremony.


Step 3: Say "I do"!

Wedding ceremonies begin at approximately 1:00p.m on Wednesdays.

IMPORTANT: You must be in the courthouse by 1:00p.m. in order to be married.  Late arrivals may be turned away.

If you are unsure which judge's courtroom to go to, ask the Information Desk located on the Street Level of the courthouse.

Marriage Ceremony Information/FAQ