You may apply for a Marriage License at any County Recorderís office in Iowa as
long as the ceremony is performed in Iowa. Marriage Applications are accepted in
Iowa County between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.
Obtain a Marriage Application in the Recorders Office:
You must use the most current form of Application for Marriage prescribed by the
Iowa Department of Public Health. In order to receive the application by mail or
email, please call the Recorder's Office at 319-642-3622 and request the
Marriage Application. Otherwise, you must apply in person at the Recorder's
Office located at 901 Court Avenue, Marengo, Iowa 52301.
How to Apply for a Marriage License:
The couple intending to marry and one witness (someone that's acquainted with
the couple and is 18 or older) must come into the office and fill out the
application. The applicants and witness must have a photo I.D. The Fee is
$35.00. The five day waiting period begins the day the application is submitted
to the Recorder's Office.
Once the marriage has been performed and the Certificate of Marriage has been returned to the Recorderís office and
placed on record, a certified copy will be mailed to Party A and Party B. Either
Party may use use this certified copy for a name change on social security and
driverís license, etc.
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