Frequently Asked Questions
Office of the County Clerk
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?
Name and address of the parties
Date of birth of the parties
City and state parties were born in
Social Security Number of parties
Name, address and state of birth of the parties father
Name, maiden name, address and state of birth of the parties mother Education of the parties
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?
What information do you need for a birth certificate or search request?
A written request, either by mail or in-person, and payment. Include:
The father's name and mother's maiden name
Location of the birth
Date of birth
The birth must have taken place in Hancock County
What is the fee for a search or certified copy?
What information do you need for a death certificate request?
A written request, either by mail or in-person, and payment.