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No. Each party to the marriage application must sign the application in front of an authorized Notary Public who is not a family member. The Linn County Recorder's Office has authorized Notary Publics on staff.
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No, divorces are court actions, so the records are kept at the Clerk of District Court's office. Please contact the Clerk of Court, Civil Division at 319-398-3411.
At this time, the Clerk of Court is not performing marriage ceremonies due to COVID-19. The Clerk of Court is a division of the State of Iowa. For questions about the Clerk of Court, please contact them at 319-398-3411 or visit the Iowa Judicial Branch website.
Officiants shall be ordained in the state of Iowa to perform marriage ceremonies. Visit IDPH for Officiant Brochure requirements. Proof of registration is not required when applying for a marriage application.
Certified copies are $15 each.
Recorder's Office of Vital Records Jean Oxley Linn County Public Service Center (2nd floor) 935 2nd St. SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Your License to Marry does not expire once it is picked up from the Recorder's Office. Paperwork shall be picked up from the Recorder's office within six months or else it will expire. If the paperwork is lost, a new application and fee shall be submitted.
Please call our office at 319-892-5445 to determine which office(s) may have your record. You may also call VitalCheck at 1(866)809-0290 to order a certified copy. You must have a credit card in your name with the same address. The fee is more for this service than if you order in person at the county registrar's office.