County Clerk's Office

Church Marriage

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: No county residency requirements. Applicants may obtain a marriage license in any county in Wisconsin. The marriage ceremony can be held in any county in Wisconsin. 

Waiting Period: A 3-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 current address.

  • 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 60 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: 
Bonnie Wachsmuth, Court Commissioner (715) 229-2284
Judy Kalepp, Abbotsford Municipal Judge (715) 223-3444
Nicole Egland, Neillsville (715) 937-3708
Terri Wiersma, Dorchester (715) 613-8467
Mary Ellen Hughes, Owen (715) 229-2368

Eau Claire County Court Commissioner
Eau Claire Courthouse, free of Charge
Nathan Novak (715) 839-6029

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

Clark County Courthouse  |  517 Court Street Room 301  |  Neillsville, WI  54456  |   Ph: (715) 743-5148 Fx: (715 743-5154