Buena Vista County Marriage Licenses

Search for Buena Vista County IA marriage license rules and requirements. You can learn how to get a marriage license, a marriage certificate, or marriage records from your local Marriage License Office, Clerk, Health Department, or Town or City Hall.


Buena Vista County Marriage License 215 E. 5Th Street, Courthouse Storm Lake IA 50588 712-749-2539


Albert City City Hall 119 Main Street Albert IA 50510 712-843-5613

Alta City Clerk 223 South Main Street Alta IA 51002 712-200-2105

Buena Vista County Clerk PO Box 1186 Storm Lake IA 50588 712-749-2546

Lakeside City Clerk 100 Ash Street Lakeside IA 50588 712-732-6601

Linn Grove City Hall 110 Weaver Street Linn Grove IA 51033 712-296-0918

Marathon City Hall 306 West Attica Street Marathon IA 50565 712-289-2261

Newell City Clerk 207 East 2nd Street Newell IA 50568 712-272-4410

Newell City Hall 207 East 2nd Street Newell IA 50568 712-272-4410

Rembrandt City Hall 108 East Main Street Rembrandt IA 50576 712-286-6100

Sioux Rapids City Hall 206 2nd Street Sioux Rapids IA 50585 712-283-2737

Storm Lake City Clerk 620 Erie Street Storm Lake IA 50588 712-732-8000

Storm Lake City Hall 620 Erie Street Storm Lake IA 50588 712-732-8000

About Marriage Licenses



Marriage License Application Requirements and Process:

1. Apply where: Country Registrar or Recorder's Office

2. Minimum Age: 18, or 16 with a court order

3. Cost/fees: $35

4. Identification: driver's license, state-issued identification, passport, or military identification

5. Blood test / Physical Test: No

6. Residency Requirement: No

7. Witnesses: Yes, one for the license and two for the marriage ceremony

8. License Valid: Does not expire

9. Waiting Period: 3 days

10. Same-sex marriage: Yes

11. Marriage between cousins: No

12. Divorce/Widow: 60 days with a divorce decree or death certificate

13. Proxy Marriage: No

14. Common Law Marriage: Yes

Questions/Answers about Buena Vista County Marriage Licenses

What do you have to do to get married?

To get married in Iowa, both members of the couple must visit a County Registrar or Recorder's Office in person to fill out a marriage license application. If one member of the couple is unable to attend, the absent party can sign the application before a Notary Public. You will have to meet certain age requirements, provide photo identification, and pay a fee. You will also need to bring one witness who is over the age of 18 in order to receive a marriage license. There is a three day waiting period, and you must pick up the license within six months or it is no longer valid. Your officiant will fill out the marriage license and forward it to the Recorder's Office. A certified copy of the marriage certificate will be mailed to the couple.

How do I get a marriage license in Buena Vista County, Iowa?

You will need to visit the County Registrar or Recorder's Office, with a witness over the age of 18, to apply for a marriage license. Both members of the couple must prove their age, provide photo identification, and pay a fee.

How much does it cost to get a marriage license in Iowa?

A marriage license costs $35 in Iowa.

How old do you have to be to get married in Buena Vista County?

You must reach the minimum of 16 years of age to get married in Iowa. Individuals who are between 16 and 18 must have parental or guardian consent and a court order to get married.