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Requirements for a Milwaukee County Marriage License: Read carefully before you go to get your marriage license!

  • You must have a set wedding date no more than 30 days from the day you apply, but no less than 7 days.

  • One of you must be a Milwaukee  resident to obtain a marriage license. You may use the license in any county in Wisconsin to marry once you have it.

  • Be sure to have your correct information on your drivers license, or bring a bank statement or utility bill.

  • The fee for a marriage license is $110, they accept only cash or credit cards (but credit cards have a 3% convenience  fee!)

  • You must be 18 years of age, or if you are 16-17 you must have parental or guardian consent.

  • You must apply together in person with a valid photo ID (drivers license)

  • You must have a certified birth certificate. Photocopies are not acceptable,so make sure it’s certified.  

  • Not sure? Call the hospital where you were born and ask how to obtain a certified copy.

  • You must supply your social security numbers.

  • If you were previously married, you need to bring a divorce certificate, legal annulment or certified death certificate.  

  • You may not marry until 6 months after a previous divorce.
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