County Clerk

Marriage Licenses

Residents of Racine County may apply for a marriage license at City Hall, 300 N Pine Street between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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Fee & Waiting Period

The fee for a marriage license is $100 Cash only, payable at the time of application. After the marriage license application has been made, there is a 5 day waiting period. This waiting period does not start the day of application. It starts on the following day and the license is not issued within those 5 days. It is advisable that you apply for your license at least two weeks before the wedding.

Once a marriage license is issued, it is valid for 30 days in the State of Wisconsin. Counting starts on the day after issuance and ends on day 30. In cases of extreme emergency, you may petition the County Clerk for a waiver of the 5 day waiting period, the waiver fee is $25. You must call the County Clerk at 262-636-3121 to determine if you qualify for a waiver.

Out of State Applicants

Out of state applicants may marry in the State of Wisconsin. They must apply for their marriage license in the County in which they plan to marry. They are required to present the same documents to the County Clerk's Office that a resident would.

Detailed Information

For detailed information on the marriage license application process please click here. For a list of judges and commissioners that can perform marriages in Racine County click here.

County Clerk Website

To view the Racine County Clerk website click here.