Marriage Application information provided by the Clay County, Iowa
Recorders office including Application and Instructions.
Clay County, Iowa - Recorder Information
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
Clay County between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M.
To apply for a Marriage License in the Recorderís Office:
||Party A, Party B, 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 valid and 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 Party A or Party B.
Either Party may use this certified copy for a name change on social security and
driverís license, etc.
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300 W 4th St Suite 3
Spencer IA 51301
Hours Office is open:
8:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.
Monday - Friday
Office holder name:
Term: Four Years Bond $10,000
Term Expires 12/31/2022
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