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INFORMATION REGARDING
MARRIAGE LICENSES
Christina M. Jensen
Clark County Clerk
517 Court Street
Neillsville, WI 54456
(715) 743-5148

WHERE TO APPLY:
County Clerk’s Office,
Courthouse – Room 301
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Closed Saturdays and legal holidays
Please arrive prior to 4:00 p.m. to
allow time for processing.

Marriageable Age: Any person who has
attained the age of 18 years may marry.
If a person is between the ages of 16 and
18 years, the license will be issued only
with the written consent of the parents,
guardian or custodian. Consent forms
are available.

Persons who may not marry:
• Blood relatives nearer of kin than
second cousins, except when the female
is 55 years of age or older, or where either
party submits an affidavit signed by a
physician stating that either party is
permanently sterile.
• A person under the age of 16.
• Persons who have not been divorced
at least 6 months.
• Persons who are not competent.

Residence: Application must be made in the county where one
party has resided for at least the
last 30 days. They may be married
in any county in Wisconsin. If both
parties are residents of other states, application must be made in the county where the ceremony
is to be held.

Waiting Period: A 5-day waiting
period is required by law, but may be waived for a good cause by the clerk
for an additional fee of $10.00.

Requirements:
• Must show proof of residency.
• All applicants must present a certified copy of a birth certificate, original with raised seal.
• Copies of judgment of divorce, legal annulment papers, or death certificate from previous marriage must be presented.
• Must know name of village, city, or township where presently residing.
• Must know name of officiate and place of ceremony.
• Must know parent’s middle names, mother’s maiden name, and how to spell them.

Both persons must sign before the
County Clerk or Deputy when applying
for their license.

Expiration: The license is valid for 30 days after the date of issuance. The marriage must be performed within that period.

Cost: $75.00

Ceremony: Any judge, ordained clergyman, court commissioner,
municipal judge or licentiate of a denomination body.

Clark County Contacts:
Bruce Sautebin, Family Court Commissioner (715) 743-8300 
Jacob Brunette, Court Commissioner (715) 743-5223
Bonnie Wachsmuth, Court Commissioner (715) 229-2284
Susan Deschler, Court Commissioner (715) 299-5375
Mary Ellen Hughes, Court Commissioner (715) 229-2368

Witnesses: Must be 18 years of age to
sign the marriage certificate.



Clark County Courthouse
517 Court St., Room 301
Neillsville, WI 54456
Phone: (715) 743-5150
Fax: (715) 743-5154