Recorder of Deeds
Not pictured, Karen Esser, Deputy Recorder
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.
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
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, ($1.50 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 2022
New Year's Day (Observed) - Friday, December 31, 2021
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday - Monday, January 17
Washington's Birthday - Monday, February 21
Truman Day (Observed) - Monday, May 9
Memorial Day - Monday, May 30
Juneteenth (Observed) - Monday, June 20
Independence Day - Monday, July 4
Labor Day - Monday, September 5
Columbus Day - Monday, October 10
Veterans Day - Friday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 24
Christmas Day (Observed) - Monday, December 26
New Year's Day (Observed) - Monday, January 2, 2023
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.