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


  Madison County, Iowa - Recorder Information
  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 Madison 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. This does NOT include the day the application is received for processing and will be delayed if there are errors on the application.

You must use the current form of Application for Marriage prescribed by the Iowa Department of Public Health. In order to receive the Application by email, you can either call our office at (515) 462-3771 or send us an email at recorder@madisoncoia.us. You can also apply via regular mail by contacting our office for instructions. Otherwise, you must apply in person at the Recorderís office.

You must retain an officiant and provide two witnesses for the marriage ceremony. The ceremony must be performed in the state of Iowa.

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 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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Recorders Office 2015
Pictured L-R: Lori Belgarde, Brandy Macumber, Lisa Smith

Address of
Recorder's office:
Madison County Courthouse
112 N. John Wayne Dr.
PO Box 152
Winterset, IA 50273

Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Phone Number:
(515) 462-3771

FAX Number:
(515) 462-5006

Office holder name:
Term: Four Years Bond $10,000
Term Expires 12/31/2018


Lisa Smith, Recorder/Registrar

Employees in the Recorder's Office:
Brandy Macumber, 1st Deputy
Lori Belgarde, 2nd Deputy

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


Recorder's Links:
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County Recorder - Marriage Application Information

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County Recorder - Marriage Application Information