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Marriage license Laws in the state of Indiana, here is what you need to bring with you, and what you need to know about the Indiana marriage laws before filling out the Indiana marriage license form.

In order to get married, you need to apply and receive a marriage license. This is the document in your state that allows you to officially tie the knot under the law. The rules for acquiring your marriage license varies from state to state, so you should check with your city's marriage bureau at your clerk of court's office to find out what your local rules are.

You'll typically need to apply for your marriage license at least one month before your wedding ceremony. You'll traditionally need to send in your birth certificates, tax information, and other official documents. You don't, however, want to apply for your marriage license too early. In some states, the licenses do expire, if you don't get married within a few months.

When you apply for your license, you'll not only need a proof of identification and age, but you'll need to apply for the certificate together, will need to provide any information about previous marriages, will need to have completed blood tests (to make sure you are not too closely related or have any kinds of diseases you should know about), and will need to pay a nominal fee. You will also need to have a witness when you sign the application, so plan on bringing your maid of honor or best man with you. The bride will need to know what her married name will be before she signs the marriage certificate. You'll have to write that name on the application.

And, believe it or not, just because you have your marriage license sent to you in the mail does not mean you are officially married. You need to have a justice of the peace or a religious clergyman sign the document. On your wedding day, you'll give your chaplain your marriage license, then after the ceremony, he'll sign it and send it to the proper government agency for validation.

ID Requirement: Drivers license or identification card or other id showing current address and date of birth. Bringing a certified copy of your birth certificate is recommended because some counties require it if you are younger than 30.

Application Requirement: Both the bride and groom must appear in person at the time of applying.

Residency Requirement: Indiana residents must apply in the county in which one of them lives.

Waiting Period: No waiting period.

Previous Marriages: You will need to know how the marriages ended (death, divorce, annulment) and the month and year the marriages ended. A few counties require a copy of the divorce decree if divorced within the last two years.

Fees: Indiana residents: $18; residents of other states/countries: $60.
Personal checks not accepted.

Blood Tests: No.

Under 18: A certified copy of your birth certificate is required. If you are 17 years old you must apply for the license with both parents (or the person with legal custody). They will need to sign the consent portion of the application. If you are 16 or 15 years old, you must petition the Circuit Court via a "Permission to Marry" form. The cost for filing this petition is $120.00 even if the Judge refuses to allow the couple to marry.

Proxy Marriages: No.

Cousin Marriages: Permitted when both individuals are at least sixty-five (65) years of age.

Common Law Marriages: No. Indiana does recognize common law marriages legalized by another state.

Same Sex Marriages: No.

Officiants: Marriages may be performed by a member of the clergy (including a minister, priest, bishop, rabbi, and imam), a judge, a magistrate, a clerk of the circuit court, or a clerk or clerk-treasurer of a city or town.

Valid: License is valid for 60 days.
The license can only be used within the State of Indiana.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Vital Records Section
State Department of Health
2 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 233-2700

Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

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Indiana County Clerk's Office

Adams County Recorder
Decatur, IN
574.724.2600


Allen County Recorder
Fort Wayne, IN
574.449.7247


Bartholomew Cty. Recorder
Columbus, IN
812.379.1600


Benton County Recorder
Fowler, IN
765.884.0930


Blackford County Clerk
Hartford City, IN
765.348.1130


Boone County Recorder
Lebanon, IN
765.482.6503


Brown County Recorder
Nashville, IN
812.988.5510


Carroll County Recorder
Delphi, IN
765.564.4485


Cass County Recorder
Logansport, IN
574.753.7740


Clark County Recorder
Jeffersonville, IN
812.285.6244


Clay County Recorder
Brazil, IN
812.462.3211


Clinton County Recorder
Frankfort, IN
765.659.6335


Crawford County Recorder
English, IN
812.338.2565


Daviess County Recorder
Washington, IN
812.254.8664


De Kalb County Recorder
Auburn, IN
574.925.9787


Dearborn County Recorder
Lawrenceburg, IN
812.537.8867


Decatur County Recorder
Greensburg, IN
812.663.8223


Delaware County Recorder
Muncie, IN
765.747.7726


Dubois County Recorder
Jasper, IN
812.481.7035


Elkhart County Recorder
Goshen, IN
574.535.6433


Fayette County Recorder
Connersville, IN
765.825.1813


Floyd County Recorders
New Albany, IN
812.948.5411


Fountain County Recorder
Covington, IN
765.793.2192


Franklin County Recorder
Brookville, IN
765.647.5111


Fulton County Clerk
Rochester, IN
574.223.2911


Gibson County Clerk
Princeton, IN
812.386.8401


Grant County Recorder
Marion, IN
765.668.6542


Greene County Recorder
Bloomfield, IN
812.384.8532

Hamilton County Recorder
Noblesville, IN
317.776.9629


Hancock County Recorder
Greenfield, IN
317.462.1109


Harrison County Recorder
Corydon, IN
812.738.4289


Hendricks County Recorder
Danville, IN
317.745.9231

Howard County Recorder
Kokomo, IN
765.456.2204


Huntington County Recorder
Huntington, IN
574.358.4817


Jackson County Recorder
Brownstown, IN
812.358.6116


Jasper County Recorder
Renselaer, IN
574.866.4926


Jennings County Recorder
Vernon, IN
812.346.5977


Johnson County Recorder
Franklin, IN
317.736.3708


Knox County Recorder
Vincennes, IN
812.885.2521


Kosciusko County Recorder
Warsaw, IN
574.372.2331


La Porte County Recorder
La Porte, IN
574.874.6811


La Grange County Recorder
La Grange, IN
574.463.3442


Lake County Recorder
Crown Point, IN
574.755.3440


Lawrence County Recorder
Bedford, IN
812.275.7543


Madison County Clerk
Anderson, IN
765.641.9443


Marion County Clerk
Indianapolis, IN
317.327.4720


Effingham County Court
Springfield, GA
912.754.2112


Marshall County Recorder
Plymouth, IN
574.936.8922


Martin County Recorder
Shoals, IN
812.247.3651


Miami County Recorder
Peru, IN
317.472.3901


Monroe County Recorder
Bloomington, IN
812.349.2600


Montgomery County Recorder
Crawfordsville, IN
765.364.6430


Morgan County Recorder
Martinsville, IN
765.342.1025


Newton County Recorder
Kentland, IN
574.474.6081


Noble County Recorder
Albion, IN
574.636.2736


Ohio County Recorder
Rising Sun, IN
812.438.2610


Orange County Recorder
Paoli, IN
812.723.2649


Owen County Recorder
Spencer, IN
812.829.5015


Parke County Recorder
Rockville, IN
765.569.5132


Pasey County Recorder
Mount Vernon, IN
812.838.1306


Perry County Recorder
Cannelton, IN
812.547.3741


Pike County Recorder
Petersburg, IN
812.354.6025


Porter County Recorder
Valparaiso, IN
574.465.3450


Pulaski County Recorder
Winamac, IN
574.946.3313


Putnam County Recorder
Green Castle, IN
765.653.2648


Randolph County Recorder
Winchester, IN
765.584.7207


Ripley County Recorder
Versailles, IN
812.689.6115


Rush County Recorder
Rushville, IN
765.932.2086


Scott County Recorder
Scottsburg, IN
812.752.8420


Shelby County Recorder
Shelbyville, IN
317.392.6320


Spencer County Recorder
Rockport, IN
812.649.6027


St Joseph Recorders
South Bend, IN
574.235.9635


Stark County Recorder
Knox, IN
574.772.9128


Steuben County Recorder
Angola, IN
574.668.1000


Sullivan County Recorder
Sullivan, IN
812.268.4657


Switzerland Cty. Recorder
Vevay, IN
812.427.3175


Tippecanoe Cty. Recorder
Lafayette, IN
765.423.9326


Tipton County Recorder
Tipton, IN
765.675.2795


Union County Recorder
Liberty, IN
765.458.6121


Vandenburg Cty. Recorder
Evansville, IN
812.435.5160


Vermillion Cty. Recorder
Newport, IN
765.492.3500


Vigo County Recorder
Terre Haute, IN
812.462.3211


Wabash County Recorder
Wabash, IN
574.563.0661


Warren County Recorder
Williamsport, IN
765.762.3510


Warrick County Recorder
Boonville, IN
812.897.6160


Washington County Recorder
Salem, IN
812.883.5748


Wayne County Recorder
Richmond, IN
765.973.9220


Wells County Recorder
Bluffton, IN
574.824.6479


White County Recorder
Monticello, IN
574.583.7032


Whitley County Recorder
Columbia City, IN
574.248.3102



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