Story County Marriage Licenses

Search for Story 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.


Story County Marriage License 900 6th Street Nevada IA 50201 515-382-7230


Ames City Hall 515 Clark Avenue Ames IA 50010 515-233-2670

Ames Clerk 515 Clark Avenue Ames IA 50010 515-239-5140

Cambridge City Hall 204 Water Street Cambridge IA 50046 515-220-4541

Collins City Hall 212 Main Street Collins IA 50055 641-385-2205

Colo City Hall 209 MAIN St Colo IA 50056 641-377-2238

Gilbert City Hall 119 Main Street Gilbert IA 50105 515-233-2670

Huxley City Hall 515 North Main Avenue Huxley IA 50124 515-597-2571

Kelley City Hall 1111 Grace St Kelley IA 50134 515-769-2213

Maxwell City Hall 107 Main Street Maxwell IA 50161 515-387-8655

McCallsburg City Hall 525 Main Street McCallsburg IA 50154 515-434-2242

Nevada City Hall 1209 6th Street Nevada IA 50201 515-382-5466

Roland City Hall 202 East Ash Street Roland IA 50236 515-388-4861

Slater City Hall 105 Greene Street Slater IA 50244 515-685-2531

Story City City Hall 504 Broad Street Story IA 50248 515-733-2121

Story County Clerk 1315 South B Avenue Nevada IA 50201 515-382-7410

Story County Health Department 1114 Duff Avenue Ames IA 50010 515-239-6730

Zearing City Clerk 105 West Main Street Zearing IA 50278 641-487-7477

Zearing Town Hall 105 West Main Street Zearing IA 50278 641-487-7477

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 Story 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 Story 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 Story 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.