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Hours of Operation

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Florence County Courthouse will be closed the following holidays:

New Years Day
Presidents' Day
Friday before Easter
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year's Eve

If any of the above mentioned holidays falls on Saturday, it shall be observed the preceding Friday and if a holiday falls on Sunday, it shall be observed on the following Monday.

General Information

Marriage License Application Information


License fee is $100 in cash or checks, no credit and no debit cards are accepted. Payment is due upon application and is non-refundable.

Application Hours:
8:30 a.m. - Noon
12:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Marriage licenses are issued by appointment only!
Call 715-528-3201 to schedule an appointment

Please note an application cannot be started until a wedding date has been scheduled and the officiant is secured.

Anyone being married in the State of Wisconsin, residents and non-residents, may apply in any county in the State of Wisconsin.

The bride and groom apply together and in person. 
Both Wisconsin residents and out of State residents may apply at any County Clerk's office in the State of Wisconsin. Marriage licenses are then valid anywhere in the State of Wisconsin.

When to Apply – Waiting Period

Application is made at least three (3) full calendar days before the license may be issued. You must then use your license within the next 60 days.


1.Arrangements for the wedding must be set prior to applying for a marriage license. At the time of application you will tell us the date and place of marriage ceremony and full name and title of the officiant.

2.Photo I.D. and Social Security number. If applicant does not have a Social Security number the space will be marked “none.”

3.Proof of where you have physically lived for the 30 days prior to application, such as a driver’s license, lease, utility bill or bank statement. You must also know the name of the city, village or township and county where you reside.

4.Certified birth certificate issued by the state or county where born. Birth certificate must be legible, not tattered and torn. The hospital birth certificate is not acceptable. If born outside the United States, a passport, green card, or naturalization papers may be used in lieu of a birth certificate. Photocopies of birth certificates are not acceptable. If your birth certificate does not include full names of parents and mother’s maiden name, you will need to find this out before coming to apply.

5.If previously married we must see a judgment of divorce, legal annulment, or death certificate from the most recent marriage. Divorced persons may not remarry until six months after the granting of the judgment of divorce, regardless of where the action took place.

6.The legal age for marriage in Wisconsin is 18. If an applicant is 16 or 17 years of age, a consent form needs to be signed by the parents or guardian before the County Clerk.

7.If one or both of the applicants don’t speak English, a third party needs to interpret at the time of application. Couples cannot translate for each other.

Where to Apply

Marriage licenses are issued in the Florence County Clerk’s Office, Room 241, Florence County Courthouse, 501 Lake Avenue, Florence, Wisconsin.


A waiver of the waiting period may be granted for an additional fee of $25.00, but only if you cannot apply in time to meet the waiting period for the following reasons:
•bride and/or groom live in another state and coming here to marry
•bride and/or groom are/is in the military and suddenly called to active duty
•bride or groom is terminally ill.



To avoid any misunderstanding, confusion, or inconvenience, we encourage scheduling an appointment to complete the marriage license application.
  • Schedule appointment
  • Certified Birth Certificates
  • Identification
  • Current proof of residency
  • Social Security numbers
  • Previous marriage documents
  • Date of wedding - allow for 6-day waiting period
  • Location of wedding
  • Officiant's name, address & phone number
  • Application fee
If you have any questions you can contact the following:

Contact:  County Clerk's Office
Phone: 715-528-3201
Fax: 715-528-4762
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Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 410
Florence, WI 54121
Physical Address:  501 Lake Avenue
Florence, WI 54121
Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed from 12:00 - 12:30 for lunch
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