Marriage Licenses

Wisconsin residents apply for a marriage license in the County in which one or both parties reside. Non-residents apply in the County where the marriage will be performed.

To obtain a marriage license you will need the following information:

  1. Photo ID (example: valid driver’s license, passport or government ID)
  2. A document proving where each of you have physically lived for the 30 days prior to the application (examples: driver’s license if address is current, recent utility bill, dated mail, lease, government issued document, etc.)
  3. Your Birth Certificate (certified copy, not the hospital record with footprints)
  4. Your Social Security Number (you do not have to show the card)
  5. We will need to know when and where you will be getting married
  6. The date and location of your upcoming marriage and the name, address, and phone number of the officiate
  7. If you were married before, bring a copy of the Divorce Decree or Death Certificate from the previous marriage
  8. The current fee is $85.00 paid by cash or check (no credit cards)
  9. There is a 5-day waiting period after which time the license is valid for 30 days (A waiver for the waiting period can be made for extenuating circumstances. Please contact the County Clerk’s Office to make a request at 715-468-4600).