Decatur County Marriage Licenses

List of Decatur County Marriage Licenses

Search for Decatur 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.

Decatur County Marriage License Courthouse, 2Nd Floor, 207 N. Main St. Leon IA 50144 641-446-4322

Davis City City Hall 209 North Bridge Street Davis IA 50065 641-442-8156

Decatur City Hall 302 4th Street Decatur IA 50067 641-446-6273

Decatur County Clerk 207 North Main Street Leon IA 50144 641-446-4331

Garden Grove City Hall 101 Main Street Garden Grove IA 50103 641-443-2965

Lamoni City Hall 190 South Chestnut Street Lamoni IA 50140 641-784-6311

Leon City Hall 104 West 1st Street Leon IA 50144 641-446-6221

Van Wert City Hall 101 East 1st Street Van Wert IA 50262 641-445-5358

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 Decatur 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 There is a three day waiting period, and you must pick up the license within six months or it is no longer valid.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 Decatur 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 Decatur 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.