Marriage Application information provided by the Marion County, Iowa Recorders office including Application and Instructions.

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Marriage Application

You may apply for a Marriage License at any County Recorderís office in Iowa as long as the ceremony is performed in Iowa. Marriage Applications are accepted in Marion County between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.

To apply for a Marriage License in the Recorderís Office:

The bride, groom and one witness (must be 18 years or older) must appear in person,
All three must present photo identification (driverís license or government issued ID),
$35.00 fee includes a certified copy of the Marriage Certificate.

There is a 3-day waiting period before the License is issued and before the actual marriage may occur.

Once the marriage has been performed and the Certificate of Marriage has been returned to the Recorderís office and placed on record, a certified copy will be mailed to the bride and groom. The bride will use this certified copy for her name change on social security and driverís license, etc.

Forms: (click on the links below to access the forms)

State of Iowa Marriage License Instructions

Application for Marriage License in Iowa

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Address of
Recorder's office:

Temporary Location

614 E. Washington St.
Knoxville, IA 50138

Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.
Open through lunch hour

Phone Number:
(641) 828-2211

FAX Number:
(641) 828-3538

Office holder name:
Karen Schwanebeck [email protected]

Employees in
Recorder's Office:

Administrative Assistant

Kathie Caylor [email protected]

Recording Clerks

Naomi Agan [email protected]

Ranae Thompson [email protected]

Recorder's Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Recorders office

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