Persons who wish to marry in Iowa, and who meet the criteria may complete an Application to Marry in Iowa form. All items on the application, other than those marked optional, must be completed to process the request for a License to Marry in Iowa, including the Affidavit of Competent and Disinterested Person on the reverse side of the application form.


Applicants are not required to be U.S. citizens; however, all parties must provide satisfactory proof of identification to the notary public upon signing their application to marry. Applications may only be obtained from a county registrar's office, either in person or by mail.

Applications can be returned by either of the applicants to the county in which the application and marriage certificate are to be filed. The marriage ceremony can take place anywhere in the state of Iowa.  It does NOT have to occur in the county in which the application is filed.