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Information for Couples Wishing to Marry in Iowa:
To apply for a marriage license, both parties & 1 witness (one who is 18 years or older & knows both parties) must sign the application before a notary.
There is a $35.00 fee for the Marriage Application & License. Only cash, credit card or money order accepted by the Des Moines County Recorder’s Office.
Marriage applications will not be accepted after 4:00 PM.
Please remember there is a 3 working day wait for the processing of the application. The day of the application is excluded.