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.  Hospital certificates are not acceptable.

 

·       Must be a resident of Iowa County for 30 days, with a Drivers License to prove residency, or a bill stating new address.  If not a resident of the county, the applicant must apply in the county of residency for the past 30 days.  If not a Wisconsin resident, the applicant must apply in the county they will be married in.  The license is good for 30 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 5-day waiting period required between application and issuance of license. The day you apply does not count toward the 5 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 Friday, excluding legal holidays.



General Information
Phone Numbers
(608) 935-0399
Fax: (608) 935-0327
Emergencies: Dial 911
Location
222 N. Iowa St.
Dodgeville,
WI
53533

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