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The approximate time is 15-20 minutes if you have all the correct paperwork that is required.
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(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.
The fee for a marriage license is $100, payable at time of application. CASH ONLY.
Application should be made at least 7 days before the wedding (due to the 5 day waiting period) but not more than 35 days before the wedding.
A marriage license is valid for 30 days. Counting starts the day after issuance and ends on day 30.
Out of state residents can apply in Ozaukee County only if they are getting married in Ozaukee County.
Yes, both applicants must apply together.
No, Wisconsin does not require blood tests in order to get married.
Yes, applications taken by appointment only, Monday through Friday.
It is not possible to receive the application ahead of time. The information is entered directly into computer at time of application.
It is not required for one or both of the applicants to be American citizens. One of the applicants must be a resident of Ozaukee County, or be out-of–state residents getting married in Ozaukee County.
A license is not needed because a license cannot be granted to persons who are still legally married. If a couple wishes to reaffirm their vows, they may do so, but a license cannot be issued for that purpose.
You can get married by a judge and then later marry in a church. You will need the license for the Judge and that day will be your wedding date. Getting married in a church would be like renewing your vows.
Yes. If either of the applicants has been married before, they must bring a file stamped copy of the divorce judgment, annulment papers, or certified death certificate from their last marriage. The divorce must be final for at least 6 months.
Persons closer in relationship than second cousins may not marry. First cousins may marry if the female has attained the age of 55 years or where either party at the time of application for marriage license, submits an affidavit signed by a physician stating that either party is permanently sterile.
Once the license is created (which is the day of application) there is no refund.