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

  Cedar 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 Cedar County between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 3:30 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 total of one (1) certified copy will be mailed to the applicants. Either Party may use this certified copy for a name change on social security and driverís license, etc.

Notarized marriage applications (see revised instructions on this page) may be mailed to our office and your marriage packet will be returned to you via mail. License can be used anywhere in Iowa.

State of Iowa Marriage License Instructions (revised April 2009)
Application for Marriage License in Iowa (revised April 2009)

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Address of
Recorder's office:
Cedar County Courthouse
400 Cedar Street Suite 105
Tipton, IA 52772

Hours Office is open:
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Phone Number:
(563) 886-2230

FAX Number:
(563) 886-2120

Office holder name:
Melissa Bahnsen

Employees in
Recorder's Office:

Jodi Galloway, Deputy

Jennifer Boedeker, Clerk

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

Recorder's Links:
Iowa Land Records

Other Related Links:
Iowa DNR

Iowa Secretary of State
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General Assembly

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Public Health

Cedar County Historical Society

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Cedar Valley Park Located 7 miles southwest of Tipton, Iowa is a combination of 228 acres of river bottomland and upland forest.

Snowmobiling in Cedar County, Iowa

Herbert Hoover Library and Museum located in West Branch, Iowa

Cedar County Iowa Courthouse located in Tipton, Iowa