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Marriage Licenses

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Marriage License Application Information

  • Wisconsin residents must apply in the county which at least one party has resided for the last 30 days - the license will be valid anywhere in Wisconsin
  • If neither applicant is a Wisconsin resident, apply in the Wisconsin county where the marriage will be performed
  • Marriage licenses are applied for between 6 and 30 days prior to the date of marriage - Wedding date needs to be scheduled before coming in to apply 
  • Both applicants must be present and have all required documents (see detailed brochure below) with them before the County Clerk's Office will start the application process for a marriage license
  • No appointment is necessary - County Clerk's Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm; Tuesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to closing
  • Fee of $80.00 is due at the time of application - cash or check only (no debit or credit cards) and is non-refundable

            Marriage License Brochure

     If you were married in Wisconsin, certified copies of marriage licenses can be obtained from any Register of
     Deeds office in the state

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