Marriage license applications may be completed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Office of the Milwaukee County Clerk, County Courthouse - Room 105, 901 North 9th Street, Milwaukee.
A wedding date must be set prior to application. The marriage license application must be completed at least seven days but not more than 30 days before the wedding date. The license is valid for 30 days upon the issuance date
The marriage license fee is $110 payable at the time of filing an application and is non-refundable. We accept cash and credit/debit cards. There is a convenience fee of 3% for all credit/debit card transactions. Personal checks are not accepted.
If you are scheduled for a civil ceremony at the courthouse, the $100 ceremony fee is payable at the time of filing an application and is non-refundable.
The minimum age to marry is 18. Applicants who are 16 or 17 must have both parents' consent or the consent of their legal guardian. A consent form must be completed, signed and notarized. This form is available in the Office of the County Clerk.
No marriage shall be contracted between persons who are nearer of kin than second cousins, except that marriage may be contracted between first cousins where the female has attained the age of 55 years or either party has documented proof of sterilization.
Your marriage license will be available seven days from the date you applied. Either applicant can pick up the license in person with valid photo identification Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Office of the Milwaukee County Clerk, County Courthouse - Room 105, 901 N. 9th St. Milwaukee.
If you are having a civil ceremony at the courthouse, you should arrive to the building 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to pick up the marriage license. You will then be directed to the courtroom for your ceremony.