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Marriage Licenses

Where to Apply

Wood County Clerk's Office, Room 101, Wood County Courthouse (Map) .

Any resident or non-resident of Wisconsin may apply for a marriage license in any County Clerk’s office in the state of Wisconsin.

When to Apply

Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Applicants must apply for their license at least 3 days before and not more than 60 days before the ceremony. Both parties must be present to apply.


License fee in Wood County is $100.00 (cash or check) payable upon license application.

Application Requirements

  • Documentary proof of birth and residence
    • Certified copy of birth certificate. The County Clerk must consider the following documents in lieu of a birth record: a passport, or a state issued drivers license or ID that complies with the federal REAL ID ACT of 2005, a permanent resident card, or naturalization papers. However, a certified copy of the birth certificate is HIGHLY recommended.
    • Driver's License or Wisconsin ID with your current address. (If your address is not current on your driver's license, please bring other proof of residence).
    • Social Security Number
  • Judgment of Divorce if either party has been divorced. A 6-month waiting period is required in the State of Wisconsin regardless of where you were divorced.
  • Death Certificate if prior spouse is deceased.
  • Please bring contact information for the officiant (Name/address/phone number/email).
  • Applicants between the ages of 16 & 18 years of age must have parental or legal guardian's consent to marry. The consent forms are available in the Wood County Clerk's office for a fee of $.50 and must be signed in the presence of the Wood County Clerk's staff by both parents or legal guardian.

Foreign Languages

Documents in another language must have a certified translation. Persons who do not speak and/or understand English must bring an independent interpreter not related to either party when applying.

Court Commissioners and Judges

who will perform marriage ceremonies in Wood County

In the Wisconsin Rapids area

Gary Kryshak 715-423-1400
Steve Walczak 715-421-0333
Circuit Court Judge Nicholas Brazeau 715-421-8518
Circuit Court Judge Gregory Potter 715-421-8520
Circuit Court Judge Timothy Gebert 715-421-8774
Municipal Judge Peter Kastenholz 715-421-8465
Municipal Judge Nicholas Abts 715-544-3050
Richard Weymouth 715-697-3458

In the Marshfield area

Harold Wolfgram 715-387-1155