Hancock County Marriage Licenses

List of Hancock County Marriage Licenses

Search for Hancock 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.

Hancock County Marriage License 855 State Street Garner IA 50438 641-923-2464

Britt City Clerk 170 Main Avenue South Britt IA 50423 641-843-4433

Corwith City Hall 108 NW Elm St Corwith IA 50430 515-583-2342

Corwith Town Hall 108 Northwest Elm Street Corwith IA 50430 515-583-2342

Crystal Lake City Clerk 225 State Street South Crystal Lake IA 50432 641-565-3577

Garner City Hall 135 West 5th Street Garner IA 50438 641-923-2588

Hancock County Clerk PO Box 70 Garner IA 50438 641-923-2532

Kanawha City Clerk 121 North Main Street Kanawha IA 50447 641-762-3632

Klemme City Clerk 204 East Main Street Klemme IA 50449 641-587-2018

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 There is a three day waiting period, and you must pick up the license within six months or it is no longer valid.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