Marriage Records & Marriage Applications

Marriage Records & Marriage Applications

Request and receive an Iowa certified marriage certificate or application from Crawford County.


Certified copies are available for $15.00.


  1. Complete the entire application
  2. The Applicant’s signature must be notarized
  3. Include a copy of the Applicant’s current, government issued photo ID (driver’s license)
  4. Include payment of $15.00 per copy in the form of a check OR money order (if out of state) made payable to Crawford County Recorder
  5. Include self-addressed stamped envelope and mail to: 

Crawford County Recorder

1202 Broadway 

Denison, IA 51442

If you have any questions, please call (712) 263-3643.


Certified Copies

Certified copies are available from our office if:

  • The event took place in Iowa between 1954 - Present
    • Certified copies can be obtained through any Iowa County Recorder's Office or the State Office for events during these dates.
  • The event occurred between 1917 - 1953
    • And the Marriage Application (not necessarily the wedding itself) occurred in Crawford County

To request records through the State office. Request State Record


Direct and Tangible Interest

Marriage Applications


Marriage Application is $35.00


  • Marriage applications are available in the Recorders office
    • All signatures must be notarized (Party A, Party B and the witness)
  • Once the application is accepted, your license will be valid after a three-day waiting period
    • If a three-day waiver is needed, please contact the Recorders office for more information 
  • If you apply for a marriage license in Iowa, you must get married in Iowa


If you do not have a valid driver's license or ID, please provide alternative identification. View Identity Documents for acceptable forms of alternative IDs.