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

  Marion County, Iowa - Recorder Information
  Marriage Application

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 by appointment only.

To apply for a Marriage License in the Recorderís Office:

The couple and one witness (must be 18 years or older) must appear in person,
All three must present valid photo identification (driverís license or government issued ID),
$35.00 fee includes a certified copy of the Marriage Certificate. Cash or check only accepted for vital records.

There is a 3-day waiting period before the License is issued and before the actual marriage may occur. The waiting period is 3 full calendar days after the date of acceptance to the Recorders office. Please see the chart below.

Date of Application: Valid Date of Certificate:
Monday Friday
Tuesday Saturday
Wednesday Sunday
Thursday Monday
Friday Tuesday

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 couple. The couple will use this certified copy for any name change after marriage for social security information and driverís license, etc.

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

Marriage Packet - Instructions, Contact Form and Application

Marriage Application Information

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:

Deputy Recorder

Naomi Agan [email protected]

Recording Clerks

Ranae Thompson [email protected]

Jamie McClellan
[email protected]

Michael Hoy
[email protected]

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

Recorder's Links:

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Other Related Links:

Iowa DNR

Iowa Secretary of State
U.S. Passport Agency

State of Iowa Government

Iowa Legislature
General Assembly

Iowa Department of
Public Health

VA Central Iowa Health Care System-Knoxville Division

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