Marriage Licenses

Appt Required

CALL (715) 395-1341 OR E-MAIL

FEE & DOCUMEnTATION

  1. Both individuals need to be present at time of application;
  2. $100 cash or check, no cards accepted;
  3. Certified, state-issued birth certificate for both applicants (hospital records not acceptable);
  4. Proof of identity (e.g. non-expired driver license, state ID);
  5. Proof of residency (e.g. driver license, mail with current address);
  6. Social security number for both applicants;
  7. Date of marriage and officiant contact information (i.e. name, address, phone, e-mail); and
  8. If previously married, certified documentation of how the last marriage ended (e.g. divorce judgment, death certificate). Note: Individuals must wait six months after a judgment of divorce before they can marry.

WAITING PERIODML2

A five-day waiting period is required by law. The application date is not included in the waiting period. If the fifth day lands on a weekend or holiday, the license will be issued on the next business day. A waiver of the five day waiting period is available for $25, but must be approved at the discretion of the county clerk.

VALIDITY

The license is valid for 30 days after the date of issuance and the marriage must be performed within that period.

CRITERIA

  • Each individual must be 18 years or older and capable of consenting to marriage. If a person is between the ages of 16 and 18, a license may be issued only with written consent of parents, guardian or custodian. Age requirements apply at time of marriage, not at time of application;
  • Individuals must not be nearer of kin to each other than second cousins, whether of the whole or half-blood or by adoption. For persons closer than second cousins that wish to marry, the female must have attained the age of 55 years or either party may submit an affidavit signed by a physician stating that either party is permanently sterile;
  • Neither individual may be married; and
  • If Wisconsin residents, apply in county of residence (resided for at least 30 days) and marry anywhere in state. If applicants are residents of another state, they must apply in the county of marriage.

OFFICIANT

An officiant must be at least 18 years of age and an ordained member of the clergy of any religious denomination or society, any licentiate of a denominational body, the two parties themselves, by mutual declarations in accordance with customs, rules and regulations of any religious society they belong, any judge of a court of record or a reserve judge, any circuit court commissioner or any municipal judge.

COURTHOUSE JUDGES

MUST CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

JUDGE GEORGE GLONEK
1313 BELKNAP STREET, ROOM 307
PH: (715) 395-1207




JUDGE KELLY THIMM
1313 BELKNAP STREET, ROOM 303
PH: (715) 395-1471