Iowa Residency and ID Requirements:
Same Sex Marriage in Iowa:
Source: Tom Head. CivilLiberties.about.com.
Iowa Waiting Period:
Fees for Marriage Licenses in Iowa:
Other Tests in Iowa:
Proxy Marriage in Iowa:
Cousin Marriage in Iowa:
Common-Law Marriage in Iowa:
Under Iowa Code for Revenue and Finance, common law marriage in Iowa is legal for the purposes of filing income taxes (Administrative Rule, Chapter 39 ) and property tax exemptions (Administrative Rule, Chapter 73 ).
701-73.25(425) states "A common law marriage is a social relationship between a man and a woman that meets all the necessary requisites of a marriage except that it was not solemnized, performed or witnessed by an official authorized by law to perform marriages. The necessary elements of a common law marriage are: (a) a present intent of both parties freely given to become married, (b) a public declaration by the parties or a holding out to the public that they are husband and wife, (c) continuous cohabitation together as husband and wife (this means consummation of the marriage ), and (d) both parties must be capable of entering into the marriage relationship. No special time limit is necessary to establish a common law marriage."
Under 18 in Iowa:Applicants 16 or 17 years of age need to have parental consent.
Wedding Officiants in Iowa:Any ordained or licensed clergymen, and justices of the peace.
Witnesses:You need to have one witness (over 18 years of age) with you when you apply for the license.
Miscellaneous:An Iowa marriage license is valid for 6 months. Copy of Certificate of Marriage:
Iowa Department of Public Health
321 E. 12th, 4th Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319
PLEASE NOTE:State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.
It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.