Party A, Party B, and one witness (must be 18 years or older) must appear in person (contact office for other option) All three must present photo identification(driver’s license or government issued ID), $35.00 fee includes a certified copy of the Marriage Certificate.
The license shall become valid after the expiration of three calendar days after the date of acceptance.
Once the marriage has been performed and the Certificate of Marriage has been returned to the Recorder’s office and placed on record, a certified copy will be mailed to Party A or Party B. Either Party may use use this certified copy for a name change on social security and driver’s license, etc.
If you wish to apply via mail, please contact our office for instructions.
Vital Records Applications can now be found at the Iowa Department of Public Health’s website. Click here to be taken to their website.