Apply For A Racine Marriage License

How can we get a marriage license in Racine, Wisconsin?  

To get your marriage license, you will need to submit an application at the Racine County Clerk’s office, which is located on the first floor at the Racine County Courthouse, located at 730 Wisconsin Avenue in Racine, Wisconsin. Alternately, you can submit your marriage license application at the Western Racine County Service Center at 209 N. Main Street in Burlington, Wisconsin. If you have questions about the marriage license application, call 636-3122. You can also visit the Racine County Clerk’s office official website Frequently Asked Question page at Racine Marriage License.

How do we meet the requirements for a marriage license in Racine, Wisconsin?

You may meet the requirements for a marriage license in Racine when you are both single and at least 18 years old. When applying for your marriage license at the Racine County Clerk’s office, you will be required to present government-issued photo I.D. such as a driver’s license, certified copies of your birth certificates, and proof of residency. You will also need to provide your social security numbers. If either of you is a minor, you must have parental consent to apply for a marriage license.

Do we need to be residents of Racine County to apply for a marriage license there?

At least one of you should be a resident of Racine County unless both of you are from out of state and you are planning to have your wedding in Racine County.

Are there additional documents required if one of us has been married previously?

Yes. If you have been divorced, you must provide a signed copy of the divorce decree. There will be a waiting period of 6 months from the day that the divorce is final before you can apply for a new marriage license in Racine County. If you have been widowed, you must provide a certified copy of your previous spouse’s death certificate.

When will our marriage license become valid?  

After your marriage license is issued by Racine County, there will be a waiting period of 5 days, beginning the day after the license is issued. You should apply for their marriage license at least 7 days before your wedding so that the marriage license is valid on the day of the wedding. Your marriage license will expire 30 days from the day that the license is issued. Your marriage license can be used anywhere in Racine County.

Are there mandatory physical examinations or blood tests in Racine County?

No. There are no physical examinations or blood tests that are mandatory for you to apply for a marriage license in Racine, Wisconsin.

How much will our marriage license cost in Racine, Wisconsin?

In Racine, Wisconsin, your marriage license will cost $100.00 in cash.

Who can perform our wedding ceremony in Racine, Wisconsin?

You may invite any ordained religious clergy member, judge, or other authorized officiant to perform your wedding ceremony in Racine, Wisconsin. You can find a link to a list of Racine County judges online at Racine Marriage License.  

Where can we get our marriage certificate in Racine, Wisconsin?

After your wedding ceremony, you can request a certified copy of your marriage certificate from the Racine County Clerk’s office. You should contact the office for more information about making your request.  


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