|Name||Address||City||State||Zip Code||Phone Number|
|Bates County Divorce Certificates|
|Bates County Genealogy Records|
|Bates County Health Department Website|
|Bates County Marriage Certificates & Records|
|Bates County Recorder of Deeds Website|
|Bates County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices|
|Bates County Clerk||1 North Delaware Street||Butler||MO||64730||660-679-3371|
|Bates County Marriage License||1 North Delaware Street||Butler||MO||64730||660-679-3611|
|Butler City Hall||22 West Ohio Street||Butler||MO||64730||660-679-4182|
|Hume City Hall||201 MAIN St||Hume||MO||64752||660-643-7111|
|Rich Hill City Hall||120 North 7th Street||Rich Hill||MO||64779||417-395-2223|
|Bates County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases|
|Bates County Burial Records|
|Married Couples||3,541 (52.8%)|
|Unmarried Couples||372 (2.3%)|
|Never Married Men||1,508 (23.8%)|
|Never Married Women||1,138 (16.8%)|
|Separated Men||170 (2.7%)|
|Separated Women||167 (2.5%)|
|Widowed Men||203 (3.2%)|
|Widowed Women||809 (11.9%)|
|Divorced Men||707 (11.2%)|
|Divorced Women||967 (14.3%)|
Can I Get Married Without Checking Marriage Records?
Marriage Records in Bates County Missouri is maintained by the Marriage Licenses Department. The most up to date information about marriage certificates and divorces can be found in the county’s Record Office of Licensing and Marriage Records. You can perform a free public records search on marriage records at this office, but you will need to fax or mail your request in. There is an application fee. You also have to call or visit the office if you would like to obtain a certified copy of the marriage license, application, or certificate.
Marriage records are considered public information and are made easily available over the internet. The Missouri State Vital Statistics Office provides free access to some of these records as well. The best place to find marriage records is on the internet. There are several paid sites that offer this service.
However, these services charge a minimal fee and don’t provide the level of online convenience as the free sites. If you really want to search the marriage records of someone else state, it might be worth it to pay the small fee. Most of these services allow you to search by person and/or state. Some of them even let you search by birth date or location. This is a great way to make sure you know all the details about someone before you decide to meet them.
It used to be that marriage records were kept at county clerks offices, which often led to longer and more tedious searches. Nowadays, thanks to the World Wide Web, we can conduct a wide range of searches on marriage records. A good site will allow you to make a search right from your home computer. If you prefer not to view the records yourself, you may pay a small fee and use an online service that will do the search for you.
Another useful way to find public marriage records is to use a paid website that offers the service of searching public records over the Internet. These paid sites have databases with information that is regularly updated and are scanned by computers. There is usually a small fee to pay for using their services. They will let you make a one time payment for unlimited access to their marriage records, which are often complete and up-to-date.
Marriage records are public information. You should not have to pay for them unless you are under certain legal duress or in a situation where it is required of you to do so. If you are looking to get married, a public records search should be above the importance of any other reason for doing so. The peace of mind gained from knowing for certain if your potential spouse has been married before is worth paying the small fee to get that knowledge. Once you know for sure, it is up to you whether to go forward with your arranged marriage or not.