Marriage License Checklist



By State Statute, Applicants must be 18 years of age at time of Application to qualify for a marriage license.  Applicants between 16-18 years of age can be married with parental consent.   A parental Consent form must be filed in the County Clerk’s office.  Witnesses signing the Marriage License must be 18 years of age.


·       CERTIFIED COPIES of Birth Certificates are required for all applicants.  We will not issue a Marriage License without the Certified Copy.  The birth certificate should have a raised seal on it from the Register of Deeds or Vital Records Division of the State of Wisconsin or state of birth.  Hospital certificates are not acceptable.


·       Must show proof of residency, with a Drivers License to prove residency, or a bill stating new address. The license is good for 60 days after date issued.


·       If previously married, we will need certified copies of divorce papers, death certificate or court annulment from most recent marriage.


·       A current Social Security Card is required by both applicants.


·       Need the Name, Address, and Phone number of person who is officiating, and the date the marriage will take place.


·       Need the City, Village or Township where the marriage will take place.


·       Need the name of your two (2) witnesses.


·       $100 Fee for the License, cash or check, with the check made payable to Iowa County Clerk.


·       There is a 3-day waiting period required between application and issuance of license. The day you apply does not count toward the 3 days.


·       BOTH applicants must sign the application and marriage license.  They must be signed in the presence of the County Clerk, or a Deputy.


·       Applications are by APPOINTMENT ONLY (608) 935-0399 at the Iowa County Clerk’s office between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, excluding legal holidays.

General Information
Phone Numbers
(608) 935-0399
Fax: (608) 935-3024
Emergencies: Dial 911
222 N. Iowa St.

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday