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About Marriage in Iowa

Iowa Residency:

Not required, but the ceremony must be performed in Iowa

Licenses:

Available at any County Recorder's office in Iowa

  • Age Requirement: 18 years or older
  • Application Process:
    • Marriage applicants and one witness (also 18 or older) must appear in person at County Recorder's office.
    • All three must present valid photo identification (generally drivers license or state issued ID)
    • Fee: $35, includes certified copy of the Marriage Certificate
    • Waiting Period: 3 days following issue of license, before wedding can occur

Clinton County Recorder
Clinton County Administration Building
1900 North Third Street
Clinton IA 52733-2957

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (563) 244-0565
FAX: (563) 242-8142
Email: smangan@clintoncounty-ia.gov

For Additional Information, please go to the Clinton County Recorder's website.