Bates County Missouri Marriage Records

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NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone 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 Clerk1 North Delaware StreetButlerMO64730660-679-3371
Bates County Marriage License1 North Delaware StreetButlerMO64730660-679-3611
Butler City Hall22 West Ohio StreetButlerMO64730660-679-4182
Hume City Hall201 MAIN StHumeMO64752660-643-7111
Rich Hill City Hall120 North 7th StreetRich HillMO64779417-395-2223
Bates County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Bates County Burial Records
Married Couples3,541 (52.8%)
Unmarried Couples372 (2.3%)
Never Married Men1,508 (23.8%)
Never Married Women1,138 (16.8%)
Separated Men170 (2.7%)
Separated Women167 (2.5%)
Widowed Men203 (3.2%)
Widowed Women809 (11.9%)
Divorced Men707 (11.2%)
Divorced Women967 (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.