Missouri Officiant Government Registration Requirements
Learn what the marriage officiant registration requirements are in Missouri. This page covers everything you need to know to legally officiate wedding ceremonies in Missouri.
Who can officiate weddings in Missouri?
Marriages may be solemnized by any clergyman, either active or retired, who is in good standing with any church or synagogue in this state. Marriages may also be solemnized, without compensation, by any judge, including a municipal judge. Marriages may also be solemnized by a religious society, religious institution, or religious organization of this state, according to the regulations and customs of the society, institution or organization, when either party to the marriage to be solemnized is a member of such society, institution or organization.
Missouri Revised Statutes § 451.100
Are online ordained ministers recognized in Missouri?
Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in Missouri.
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Am I as the minister officiant required to register with the Missouri Government?
The Missouri Government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants. Officiant registration is not required in Missouri to officiate a wedding.4.
What Missouri office handles officiant registration?
The Missouri Government does not have any office that licenses, registers, or certifies wedding officiants.5.
How old do I have to be to officiate a wedding in Missouri?
All Wedding Officiants in Missouri must be at least 18 years old.