License Fee: $70.00
Waiver Fee: $10.00
Chippewa County Clerk's Office
711 N. Bridge St.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Closed Weekends and Holidays)
Court Commissioners who perform marriages are:
|Charles (Chuck) Norseng||715-723-8591|
Important General Marriage Certificate Requirements
Unauthorized alterations, such as correction fluid, correction tape, erasures, write-overs and cross-outs are NOT ALLOWED.
All entries including signatures must be in BLACK INK to insure legible photocopies and clear images for microfilming.
Where to Obtain a copy of a Certified Marriage License?
After the ceremony, the officiant will bring the certificate to the Register of Deeds to the County in which the marriage took place.
Fill out an application and pick up a certified copy of marriage license at the Register of Deeds.
Fill out Social Security Card application
Bring certified copy of Marriage License, driver’s license and application to the Social Security office in Eau Claire.
It is illegal to make photocopies of a Marriage Certificate/License!
Residents of the State must apply before the County Clerk of the County in which either is a resident Marriage may take place anywhere in the State.
Out-of-State residents must apply in the County where the marriage ceremony is to be performed.
A marriage in another state to circumvent the law is not recognized in Wisconsin.
When to Apply?
Application must be made at least five days before the ceremony. To avoid delay, application should be made early in the day. Apply 7 to 30 days before the wedding.
License is good for 30 days from date of issuance.
The five day waiting period may be waived for good cause by the County Clerk, upon payment of an additional fee of $10.00 by the applicant. The license can then be issued immediately following application.
Minimun Age To Marry
Males and females - 18 years of age.
Between 16 and 18 years of age BOTH parents' consent or guardian's consent is required.
Males or females under 16 cannot marry under any circumstances. A Court can no longer grant special permission in such cases.
Witnesses to the Marriage
Both witnesses must be 18 years of age or over.
Persons Who May Not Marry
Blood relatives - nearer of kin than second cousins, except when the female is 55 years or older.
Any person who has not been legally divorced in this state or any other state for a period of six (6) months.
A marriage may not be contracted if either party has such want of understanding as renders him/her incapable of assenting to marriage (Section 765.03(1), Wis. Stats.)
Requirements - What To Bring With You When Applying
Male and Female - both should appear at time of application and present the following documents:
- Record of Birth - Must have a certified birth certificate. If you were born in Chippewa County, you can purchase a copy from the Register of Deeds.
- Proof of Residence - A Driver's License, ID Card, or other form giving place of residence. (Where residence has last been established for a period of 30 days or more).
- Social Security Number
Note: A copy of the divorce judgment, annulment paper, or a death certificate must be presented for the last previous marriage, if any applicant has been married before.
The fee for the marriage license is $70.00. (cash or check)