St. Louis County Courts
Civil Marriage Ceremonies
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
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.
Wedding ceremonies begin at approximately 1:00p.m on Wednesdays. If you are unsure which judge's courtroom to go to, ask the Information Desk located on the Street Level of the courthouse.