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 residency, if a current address is not shown on the valid driver’s license, a utility bill or government mail addressed to that person, paystub, or bank statement would be acceptable. 

*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?