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How to Get Married in Iowa

Marriage License Summary

Issuing Office:
County Clerk
Cost:
$30-35
Waiting Period:
3 days to receive
Expires in:
No Expiration
License Return:
15 Days from Wedding

Applying for the Marriage License

Any unmarried couple, both individuals at least 18 years old, can apply for a marriage license in Iowa. Same sex marriages are recognized.

To apply for a marriage license the couple must appear together, at a County Registrar’s Office. This is the local government office that has jurisdiction over where the marriage will take place. Applicants must bring valid ID (driver’s license, birth certificate, etc.) to confirm their identities.

An Iowa Marriage License has a 3 day waiting period before it can be picked up and does not expire.

It costs $30 – 35, depending on the county, to apply for the marriage license.

Completing and Returning the Marriage License

On the wedding day, either preceding or following the ceremony, the couple must present their marriage license to the minister, who must make sure that the license is valid, and that the couple’s information is accurate.

The minister then signs the license, ensuring that it bears any necesarry witness signatures. Once completed, the minister or the couple must return the license to the County Clerk’s office within applicable deadlines.

Where to File for a Marriage License

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Weddings
Address & Contact
400 Public Sq # 6 Greenfield IA 50849-1286
Phone: 641.743.2411
500 9th St Corning IA 50841-1303
Phone: 641.322.3744
3
110 Allamakee St Waukon IA 52172-1700
Phone: 563.568.2364
2
201 N 12th St Centerville IA 52544
Phone: 641.856.6103
318 Leroy St #7 Audubon IA 50025
Phone: 712.563.2119
2
111 E 4th St # 1 Vinton IA 52349-1771
Phone: 319.472.3309
15
316 East 5th St Waterloo IA 50703-4712
Phone: 319.833.3012
6
201 State St Boone IA 50036
Phone: 515.433.0514
3
415 E Bremer Ave Waverly IA 50677
Phone: 319.352.0401 Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm M-F
210 5th Ave NE Independence IA 50644
Phone: 319.334.3578
215 East 5th St Storm Lake IA 50588-2371
Phone: 712.749.2539
1
428 6th St Allison IA 50602
Phone: 319.267.2735 Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm M-F
1
416 Fourth St Suite 3 Rockwell City IA 50579
Phone: 712.297.8121 Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm M-F
2
114 East 6th St Carroll IA 51401-2400
Phone: 712.792.3328
1
5 West 7th St Atlantic IA 50022
Phone: 712.243.1692 Hours: 8am – 4:30pm M-F
400 Cedar St Suite 202 Tipton IA 52772
Phone: 563.886.2230
3
220 North Washington Ave Mason City IA 50401
Phone: 641.421.3056
520 W Main St # G Cherokee IA 51012-1700
Phone: 712.225.6735
8 East Prospect St New Hampton IA 50659-1345
Phone: 641.394.2336
100 South Main St Osceola IA 50213-2414
Phone: 641.342.3313
300 W 4th St Suite 3 Spencer IA 51301
Phone: 712.262.1081
3
300 West 4th St # 6 Spencer IA 51301-3806
Phone: 712.262.1081
4
1900 North 3rd St Clinton IA 52733-2957
Phone: 563.244.0565
1202 Broadway # 11 Denison IA 51442-2637
Phone: 712.263.3643
4
801 Court St Rm 203 Adel IA 50003
Phone: 515.993.5804
100 Courthouse Sq Suite 7 Bloomfield IA 52537
Phone: 641.664.2321
3
207 N Main St Leon IA 50144
Phone: 641.446.4322
301 E Main Street Rm. 204 Manchester IA 52057
Phone: 563.927.4665
12
513 North Main St Burlington IA 52601
Phone: 319.753.8221
3
1802 Hill Avenue # 2502 Spirit Lake IA 51360-1255
Phone: 712.336.1495
20
720 Central Ave Dubuque IA 52001
Phone: 563.589.4434
2
609 1st Avenue North Estherville IA 51334
Phone: 712.362.4115 Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm M-F
3
114 North Vine St West Union IA 52175
Phone: 563.422.3687
101 South Main St Charles City IA 50616
Phone: 641.228.1821
1
12 1st Ave NW Hampton IA 50441-1752
Phone: 641.456.5675
2
506 Filmore St Sidney IA 51652-9000
Phone: 712.374.2315
114 N Chestnut St # 11 Jefferson IA 50129-2163
Phone: 515.386.5670
706 G Ave Grundy Center IA 50638
Phone: 319.824.3234
200 N 5th St Guthrie Center IA 50115-1372
Phone: 641.747.3412
2
2300 Superior St Webster City IA 50595-0126
Phone: 515.832.9535
1
855 State St Garner IA 50438-0070
Phone: 641.923.2464
1
1215 Edgington Ave # 7 Eldora IA 50627-1740
Phone: 641.939.8178
4
111 North 2nd Ave Logan IA 51546-1370
Phone: 712.644.2545
100 E. Washington St Mt. Pleasant IA 52641
Phone: 319.385.0765
137 North Elm St Cresco IA 52136
Phone: 563.547.3621
1
203 Main St Dakota City IA 50529
Phone: 515.332.3693
401 Moorehead St Ida Grove IA 51445-1429
Phone: 712.364.2220
2
901 Court Ave Marengo IA 52301
Phone: 319.642.3622
201 West Platt St Maquoketa IA 52060
Phone: 563.652.2504
3
101 1st St N # 205 Newton IA 50208-3227
Phone: 641.792.5442
1
51 W Briggs Ave # 4 Fairfield IA 52556
Phone: 641.472.4331
13
913 S Dubuque St Iowa City IA 52240
Phone: 319.356.6093
4
500 W. Main St. Rm 116 Anamosa IA 52205
Phone: 319.462.2477
2
101 South Main St Sigourney IA 52591-1482
Phone: 641.622.2540
114 West State St Algona IA 50511-2645
Phone: 515.295.5660
5
933 Avenue H Fort Madison IA 52627
Phone: 319.372.4662
30
930 1st St SW Cedar Rapids IA 52404-2100
Phone: 319.892.5420
3
117 South Main St Wapello IA 52653-1547
Phone: 319.523.5361
1
916 Braden Ave # 6 Chariton IA 50049-1700
Phone: 641.774.2413
1
206 S 2nd Ave Rock Rapids IA 51246
Phone: 712.472.8528
1
112 N. John Wayne Dr Winterset IA 50273
Phone: 515.462.3771
214 E Main St, Ste 8 Knoxville IA 50138
Phone: 641.828.2211
1
214 E Main St, Ste 8 Courthouse Knoxville IA 50138
Phone: 641.828.2211 Hours: M-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
3
1 East Main St Marshalltown IA 50158
Phone: 641.754.6355
2
418 Sharp St Glenwood IA 51534
Phone: 712.527.9315
508 State St Osage IA 50461-1250
Phone: 641.732.5861
1
610 Iowa Ave Onawa IA 51040-1626
Phone: 712.433.2271
3
10 Benton Ave East Albia IA 52531-2076
Phone: 641.932.5164
1
105 E Coolbaugh St Red Oak IA 51566
Phone: 712.623.4363
5
414 East 3rd St, Ste 103 Muscatine IA 52761
Phone: 563.263.7741
1
P. O. Box #340 Primghar IA 51245
Phone: 712.957.3045
1
300 7th St # 6 Sibley IA 51249-1648
Phone: 712.754.4604
2
112 East Main St Clarinda IA 51632-2171
Phone: 712.542.3130
1
1010 Broadway St # 1 Emmetsburg IA 50536-2483
Phone: 515.295.7979
215 4th Ave SE Le Mars IA 51031-2169
Phone: 712.546.4020
99 Court Sq # 5 Pocahontas IA 50574-1629
Phone: 712.335.4404
42
111 Court Ave Ste 250 Des Moines IA 50309
Phone: 515.286.3160
12
227 South 6th St Council Bluffs IA 51501
Phone: 712.328.5612
2
302 E Main St # 103 Montezuma IA 50171-1142
Phone: 641.623.5434
109 W Madison St # 200 Mount Ayr IA 50854-1651
Phone: 641.464.3231
1
100 N West State St Sac City IA 50583
Phone: 712.662.7789
13
600 W 4th St Davenport IA 52801-1030
Phone: 563.326.8621
1
612 Court St Room 201 Harlan IA 51537-0067
Phone: 712.755.5640
1
210 Central Avenue South Orange City IA 51041-1751
Phone: 712.737.2457
3
900 6th St Nevada IA 50201-2052
Phone: 515.382.7230
3
104 West State St Toledo IA 52342-1300
Phone: 641.484.3320
2
405 Jefferson St Bedford IA 50833-1300
Phone: 712.523.2275
1
300 North Pine St Suite 5 Creston IA 50801
Phone: 641.782.1725
1
406 Dodge St Keosauqua IA 52565-7728
Phone: 319.293.3240
7
101 W 4th St Ottumwa IA 52501-2510
Phone: 641.683.0045
1
301 N Buxton, Suite 109 Indianola IA 50125
Phone: 515.961.1089
3
224 West Main St Washington IA 52353-1723
Phone: 319.653.7727
100 N Lafayette St # 202 Corydon IA 50060-1443
Phone: 641.872.1676
2
701 Central Ave # 1 Fort Dodge IA 50501-3808
Phone: 515.576.2401
126 S Clark St # 1 Forest City IA 50436-1793
Phone: 641.585.2094
2
201 West Main St Decorah IA 52101-1713
Phone: 563.382.3486
10
620 Douglas St Sioux City IA 51101
Phone: 712.279.6528
1000 Central Ave Northwood IA 50459
Phone: 641.324.2734
115 North Main St Clarion IA 50525-1459
Phone: 515.532.3204

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