Statement of No Marriage Record Found (Single Status)

Process to provide proof that the St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds has no record of issuing you a marriage license.


If you are planning a marriage ceremony in a country other than the United States, that country's government may require you to provide proof that there is no legal impediment to your contracting a marriage.

In the United States, a county or state agency that issues marriage licenses may provide a notarized or certified document stating that there is no record of a previous marriage in a specific county or, in some cases, an entire state.

These documents are known across the United States under a number of names: Statement of No Marriage Record Found, Statement of No Marriage, Affidavit of Single Status, Certificate of No Impediment, etc.

The St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds provides a marriage record search service for years 1955 to Present for St. Louis City marriage records only and does not include the other 114 counties in Missouri or any other state's records.


This service is provided to Walk-In Customers Only.
Visit Marriage License Department
Room 127, City Hall, 1200 Market

Provide $10.00 Cash or Money Order Non-refundable Fee and name to be researched.


$10.00 Non-refundable. Cash or Money Order Only.

What to Expect

The Marriage License clerk will search 1955 to Present Marriage License Indexing for the name given by the customer. If the search results in no record found, a notarized Statement of No Marriage Record Found will be issued. A customer may request that the Statement be issued without notarization.


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