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Recorder of Deeds

Charlene Arnold, Ex-Officio Recorder of Deeds
Carol Norris, Deputy Clerk

Contact Information

Grundy County Courthouse
700 Main St., POB 196
Trenton, MO  64683

Phone: (660) 359-4040 x 7
Fax: (660) 359-6604

E-mail: recorder@grundycountymo.com

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday excluding holidays

Duties of the Recorder

  • Recording of documents pertaining to real estate
  • Federal and state liens
  • Servicemen’s records
  • Issuing of marriage license

Other documents may be recorded if in compliance with state statutes.

Records in the office date back to 1841.

Marriage License

Blood tests are not required and there is no waiting period before the license can be issued.

The Bride and Groom must:

  • Visit our office to apply for a license (may visit separately)
  • Be 18 years of age or over (without parental consent)
  • Pay $46.00 fee at the time of application (no credit cards accepted)
  • Pick up and give the license to the person performing the ceremony before the wedding
  • Have a ceremony performed within 30 days from the date of issuance in the State of Missouri

If the Bride and/or Groom are under 18 their custodial parent must appear with the party to give consent to the application.

Return of license
It is the responsibility of the person performing the ceremony to return the completed license to the Recorder of Deeds office within 15 days of the ceremony.

Copies
Copies are available as soon as the marriage license has been returned.  Plain copies are $0.25 and a certified copy is $9.00.  A certified copy is required for name changes.

Military Discharges

Military discharges are recorded at no cost.  The original DD-214 must be presented.

 

Grundy County Courthouse
700 Main Street
Trenton Missouri 64683-8400

(660) 359-4040

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