Marriage Licenses and Certificates

A marriage license is a legal document that allows a couple to get married. It is obtained before the wedding ceremony and typically requires both individuals to apply together at the County Clerk's Office. On the other hand, a marriage certificate is a document that serves as proof of marriage. It is issued after the wedding ceremony has taken place and the marriage license has been signed by the couple, the officiant, and witnesses. The marriage certificate is an official record of the marriage and is often required for various legal purposes, such as changing names or updating marital status.

To obtain a marriage license, you will need to contact the Polk County Clerk's Office. They handle the administration of marriage licenses. You can reach them at 715-485-9209 or for more information and to schedule an appointment.

To obtain a certified copy of your Wisconsin marriage certificate, you can contact the Polk County Register of Deeds or use their online portal to order copies of your certificate.