What is needed to get a marriage license?

(Any documents not in English must be translated and notarized)

* Both applicants must present proof of identification. This is a valid (not expired) driver’s license or State photo ID.

 * Both applicants must provide proof of 30-day residency, with at least one (1) residing in Ozaukee County. If a current address is not shown on the valid driver’s license, a utility bill or government mail addressed to that person, with a date at least 30 days old, must be presented. Both applicants must provide proof of residence and one (1) applicant must prove residency in Ozaukee County for more than 30 days.

*Both applicants must provide Social Security numbers.

*Certified Birth Certificates:  All applicants must present a state certified birth certificate. If you were born in Wisconsin, you can obtain a state certified birth certificate from any Register of Deeds in the State.  Please do not bring in any of the following: hospital certificate (usually with footprints), baptismal certificate, notification of birth registration, or a photocopy of a birth certificate, as these are not acceptable.

*Divorce Papers or Death Certificates-see clarification below.

*Date of Ceremony- wedding date must be set before applying for license.

*Officiant-You will need to know the name, address, telephone number and email of the person performing your wedding ceremony.


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1. What is needed to get a marriage license?
2. How much is the fee for a marriage license?
3. When should I apply for a marriage license?
4. How long is the marriage license valid?
5. We are out of state residents: can I apply in Ozaukee County for a license?
6. Can there be exceptions to the waiting period requirement?
7. Do both parties have to be present at the Ozaukee County Clerk’s Office to apply for a license?
8. Are we required to have a blood test?
9. How long does it take to get the license?
10. Do we need an appointment?
11. Can we get an application ahead of time?
12. How do I get information on being married by a judge?
13. Do one or both of the marriage license applicants have to be American citizens?
14. My spouse and I would like to renew our marriage vows: Do we need to get a license for this?
15. Can I get married by a judge and then later married in a church?
16. Do I need to have my divorce papers or spouse’s death certificate in order to apply for a marriage license?
17. Can I legally marry my cousin?
18. Can I get a refund on the license if it is not used?