Frequently Asked Questions

Kerry Asbridge

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Frequently Asked Questions
Office of the County Clerk

Marriage License
What much does it cost to obtain a marriage license?
How long is a marriage license good for?
How long before the marriage license is effective?
What identification is required when applying for a marriage license?
What information is required on the marriage application?
Can the marriage license be used anywhere other than Hancock County?

Hancock County Clerk
Where can I find more information about the Hancock County Clerk?

Birth Certificate
What is the fee for a search or certified copy?
What information do you need for a birth certificate or search request?

Death Certificate
What is the fee for a search or certified copy?
What information do you need for a death certificate request?

Marriage License

What much does it cost to obtain a marriage license?
$15.00 paid by cash or check

How long is a marriage license good for?
The marriage license is effective for 60 days.

How long before the marriage license is effective?
There is a one day waiting period.

What identification is required when applying for a marriage license?
None, you will be required to sign an affidavit stating all information is true.

What information is required on the marriage application?
Name and address of the bride and groom

Date of birth of the bride and groom

City and state bride and groom were born in

Social Security Number of bride and groom

Name, address and state of birth of the bride and groom's father

Name, maiden name, address and state of birth of the bride and groom's mother Education of the bride and groom

If either bride or groom has been previously married, you will need to know the date of the divorce and the county and state you were previously married in

Can the marriage license be used anywhere other than Hancock County?
The marriage can be used only in Hancock County.

Hancock County Clerk

Where can I find more information about the Hancock County Clerk?
www.hancockcountyclerk.org

Birth Certificate

What is the fee for a search or certified copy?
The fee for a certified copy is $10; two are $14; three are $18; etc.

What information do you need for a birth certificate or search request?
A written request, either by mail or in-person, and payment. Include:

Name

The father's name and mother's maiden name

The date of the birth

Location of the birth

Date of birth

The birth must have taken place in Hancock County

Death Certificate

What is the fee for a search or certified copy?
The fee for a certified copy is $10; two are $14; three are $18; etc.

What information do you need for a death certificate request?
A written request, either by mail or in-person, and payment.