Recorder of Deeds
Not pictured, Karen Esser, Audit Clerk
APEX Marriage License Application Portal
allows you to fill out your application online prior to finalizing the purchase of your marriage license. The application must be filled out within 30 days of intended date of ceremony. You may call or email to set up the office appointment to provide your forms of identification, pay the fee and pick up your license. Your license will then be valid for 30 days and must be returned to this office within 10 days after the ceremony.
Click on the link below to be directed to the portal.
Cooper County Recorder of Deeds
200 Main Street - Room 26
Boonville, MO 65233
Monday - Friday (excluding holidays)
9 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 5 PM
"Marriage licenses by appointment only"
Submit specific document requests to:
Copy fees are $1.00 per page - pick up or email
$2.00 email fee applies
Convenience fee is collected if paid by credit/debit, ($1.55 if under $60.00)
We do not provide title, easement or lien searches. Contact a title company or an attorney for those types of services.
Recordings may be presented in person, by mail or "E-record." (E-record is done through an online vendor listed below) Paper documents received by mail or drop off will be recorded and returned as soon as possible and done in order of receipt.
Recording & Document Fees
Payable by check, cash or credit card
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2023
New Year's Day - Monday, January 2nd
Martin Luther King Jr Day - Monday, January 16th
President's Day - Monday, February 20th
Truman's Birthday - Monday, May 8th
Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th
Juneteenth - Monday June 19th
Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4th
Labor Day - Monday, September 4th
Columbus Day - October 9th
Veteran's Day (observed) Friday, November 10th
Thanksgiving - Thursday & Friday, November 23/24th
Christmas Day - Monday, December 25th
A cover page may be printed for your document to meet recording requirements (see pdf below)
Marriage License/Certificate Certified Copy Requests
Proof of name change for either party due to a MARRIAGE will require a raised seal, "certified copy" of your original marriage license/certificate. (This is NOT the keepsake copy from your church or officiant) Certified copies may be obtained from the County where you purchased your license. This may differ from the actual location of your marriage ceremony. Cooper County certified copies may be purchased for $9.00, payable by check, credit/debit card or cash.
Requests may be submitted by email, phone, or in person and will be sent upon receipt of payment.