Apply for Marriage License

Apply for Marriage License

Apply for a Marriage License Online in the State of Indiana using this online service. 

To be married in the State of Indiana, a couple must have a marriage  license.  To apply for a marriage license in Indiana, both you and your  future spouse must appear in person at the Clerk's Office in an Indiana County where one of you resides.  For out-of-state residents, apply for a license in the Indiana county where the marriage will be solemnized.

FAQs

What is the eligibility to be married in Indiana?

The Clerk can issue a marriage license if:

  • Both applicants are  eighteen (18) years of age or older;
  • Both individuals are at least sixteen (16) years of age;
  • One (1) of the individuals is not more than four (4) years older  than the other individual if the other individual is sixteen (16) or  seventeen (17) years of age;
  • Each individual who is less than eighteen (18) years of age has  been granted an order by a juvenile court under IC 31-11-7 granting the  individual approval to marry and completely emancipating the individual.

When should I apply for a Marriage License?

A marriage license is valid for 60 days from the date it is issued,  and couples may be married as early as the same day.  Couples who do not marry within the 60 days must apply for a new license before marrying.

How much does a Marriage License cost?

The marriage license fee is $18 if one or both parties are Indiana  residents and $60.00 for out-of-state residents. Some offices also  charge an additional document fee of $2.00. Each copy of the Certified  Marriage License (required for name change at BMV, SSN, etc.) is also  $2.00. Most counties may require these fees to be paid in cash.

What documents are required to be presented at the County Clerk's office?

Identification: You will need to bring one of the following forms of identification to prove your identity and date of birth:

  • Current, valid drivers license or state-issued ID card
  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate

Indiana state law (IC 31-11-4-6)  includes "any written evidence of the individual's date of birth that is  satisfactory to the clerk."  In addition, if this documentation is in  any language other than English, it may be necessary to have it  translated and notarized before submitting it to the clerk.  Because  local policies vary by county, please contact the clerk's office in  advance to ensure you have all the required documents.

You will also be required to provide your Social Security Number, although your Social Security Card may not be required.

If you were previously married, you will need to provide the date  your marriage ended. In addition, some counties require a certified copy  of the divorce decree.

Genealogical Information:  The Clerk's Office will  collect some family information from you that will be reported to the  Indiana State Library (by law) for the purpose of genealogical  research.  You will need to provide the following for both parents:

  • Full Name
  • Last known address
  • Birthplace (state or foreign country)

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Apply for Marriage License

Apply for Marriage License

Apply for a Marriage License Online in the State of Indiana using this online service. 

To be married in the State of Indiana, a couple must have a marriage  license.  To apply for a marriage license in Indiana, both you and your  future spouse must appear in person at the Clerk's Office in an Indiana County where one of you resides.  For out-of-state residents, apply for a license in the Indiana county where the marriage will be solemnized.

FAQs

What is the eligibility to be married in Indiana?

The Clerk can issue a marriage license if:

  • Both applicants are  eighteen (18) years of age or older;
  • Both individuals are at least sixteen (16) years of age;
  • One (1) of the individuals is not more than four (4) years older  than the other individual if the other individual is sixteen (16) or  seventeen (17) years of age;
  • Each individual who is less than eighteen (18) years of age has  been granted an order by a juvenile court under IC 31-11-7 granting the  individual approval to marry and completely emancipating the individual.

When should I apply for a Marriage License?

A marriage license is valid for 60 days from the date it is issued,  and couples may be married as early as the same day.  Couples who do not marry within the 60 days must apply for a new license before marrying.

How much does a Marriage License cost?

The marriage license fee is $18 if one or both parties are Indiana  residents and $60.00 for out-of-state residents. Some offices also  charge an additional document fee of $2.00. Each copy of the Certified  Marriage License (required for name change at BMV, SSN, etc.) is also  $2.00. Most counties may require these fees to be paid in cash.

What documents are required to be presented at the County Clerk's office?

Identification: You will need to bring one of the following forms of identification to prove your identity and date of birth:

  • Current, valid drivers license or state-issued ID card
  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate

Indiana state law (IC 31-11-4-6)  includes "any written evidence of the individual's date of birth that is  satisfactory to the clerk."  In addition, if this documentation is in  any language other than English, it may be necessary to have it  translated and notarized before submitting it to the clerk.  Because  local policies vary by county, please contact the clerk's office in  advance to ensure you have all the required documents.

You will also be required to provide your Social Security Number, although your Social Security Card may not be required.

If you were previously married, you will need to provide the date  your marriage ended. In addition, some counties require a certified copy  of the divorce decree.

Genealogical Information:  The Clerk's Office will  collect some family information from you that will be reported to the  Indiana State Library (by law) for the purpose of genealogical  research.  You will need to provide the following for both parents:

  • Full Name
  • Last known address
  • Birthplace (state or foreign country)

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