Linn County Marriage Licenses

Search for Linn 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.


Linn County Marriage License 930 1st Street Southwest Cedar Rapids IA 52404 319-398-3441


Alburnett City Hall 103 North Main Avenue Alburnett IA 52202 319-842-2692

Cedar Rapids City Hall 101 1st Street Southeast Cedar Rapids IA 52401 319-286-5051

Center Point City Hall 200 Franklin Street Center Point IA 52213 319-849-1508

Central City City Hall 137 North 4th Street Central IA 52214 319-438-1713

Coggon City Town Hall 118 East Main Street Coggon IA 52218 319-435-2314

Ely City Hall 1570 Rowley Street Ely IA 52227 319-848-4103

Fairfax City Hall 525 Vanderbilt Street Fairfax IA 52228 319-846-2204

Hiawatha City Hall 101 Emmons Street Hiawatha IA 52233 319-393-1515

Linn County Clerk of Court 50 3rd Avenue Bridge Cedar Rapids IA 52401 319-398-3411

Linn County Health Department 501 13th Street Northwest Cedar Rapids IA 52405 319-892-6000

Marion City Clerk 1225 6th Avenue Marion IA 52302 319-743-6350

Marion City Hall 1225 6th Avenue Marion IA 52302 319-743-6301

Mt Vernon City Hall 213 1st Street West Mount Vernon IA 52314 319-895-8742

Palo City Hall 1006 1st Street Palo IA 52324 319-851-2731

Palo City Hall 2800 Hollenbeck Rd Palo IA 52324 319-851-2731

Prairieburg City Hall 109 West Main Street Prairieburg IA 52219 319-437-1444

Robins City Hall 225 South 2nd Street Robins IA 52328 319-536-0590

Robins Town Hall 265 South 2nd Street Robins IA 52328 319-393-0588

Springville City Clerk 304 Broadway Street Springville IA 52336 319-854-6428

Springville City Hall 304 Broadway Street Springville IA 52336 319-854-6428

Walker City Hall 408 Rowley Street Walker IA 52352 319-448-4359

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 Linn 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 Linn 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 Linn 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.