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Cost of License: The marriage license fee is $18.00-$20.00 for in-state residents and $60.00 for out-of-state residents. Personal checks not accepted.

Residency Requirements: If both partners are residents you may obtain your license from a City Clerk of your residence. If only one of you is a resident go to the City Clerk of that resident. In either circumstance, your license will be valid statewide. If neither partner are residents you must apply for your license in the county where the marriage will take place.

Waiting Period: No waiting period. You will receive your license immediately. You can marry immediately after receiving your license. As a general rule of thumb it is recommended that you obtain your license approximately one month prior to the wedding.

Age Requirement: You must be 18 years old or older to marry without parental consent. A birth certificate may be necessary to show proof of age. If either partner is under 18, parents or legal guardians must be present. If a parent can not be present, due to death, separation, divorce or other circumstances, proper evidence must be presented for verification. You will need a certified copy of your birth certificate. If you are under 16 you can not marry without a court order.

Blood Tests and Physical Exams: No blood test or physical exam is required, although women under the age of 50 must provide a completed State of Indiana Premarital Examinate Certificate obtained from a health clinic. These are available through your family doctor or any RediMed, StatCare, or other urgent care clinic.

Divorced and Widowed Applicants: If previously married, the date of divorce or date of spouse's death must be provided. If the divorce or spouse's death had taken place within the last 2 years, some counties require you to bring a certified copy of the divorce decree or death certificate. A copy of your divorce records or spouse's death certificate can be ordered online.

When I get my Marriage License, am I married? No. Just because you have your marriage license 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 wedding officiant your marriage license, then after the ceremony, he or she will sign it and send it to the proper government agency for validation.

Who can perform the ceremony? Marriages may be performed by any 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.

How long is the License valid? License is valid for 60 days.
The license can only be used within the State of Indiana.

How Do I Legally Change My Name? Following your wedding ceremony, you will receive a marriage certificate, which is a piece of paper proving that you are legally married. This certificate will serve as evidence of your marriage, which you'll need when you begin the process of notifying several goverment agencies about your name change, as well as any non-government institutions that you do business with (ie, banks, employers, credit cards, memberships, etc). Receipt of the marriage certificate varies from county to county. Some counties automatically mail you a copy of the certificate; in other counties, you must request copies. There may be additional fees involved.

Are proxy marriages legal? No, marriage by proxy is not allowed.

Are cousin marriages legal? Yes, cousin marriages are allowed. Cousins may marry as long as both are over the age of 65.

Are common law marriages legal? No, common-law marriages are not allowed.

Are same sex marriages legal? No, same-sex marriages are not allowed.


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.

DELAWARE AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES MARRIAGE LINKS

Delaware County:
http://www.co.delaware.in.us/egov/apps/services/index.egov?path=details&action=i&id=34


Blackford County:

http://www.blackfordcounty.com/department/index.asp?fDD=4-0

 

Jay County:

http://www.co.jay.in.us/clerk.htm

 

Randolph County:

http://www.winchesterindiana.us/department/?fDD=5-0

 

Henry County:

http://www.henryco.net/cm/node/14

 

Madison County:

http://www.in-map.net/counties/MADISON/gov/clerk/

 

Marion County:

http://www.indygov.org/eGov/County/Clerk/home.htm

 

Johnson County:

http://www.co.johnson.in.us/clerk.htm

 

Hamilton County:

http://www.co.hamilton.in.us/departments.asp?id=2100

 

Grant County:

http://clerk.grant.in.uinquire.us/

 

Howard County:

http://co.howard.in.us/clerk1/index.htm

 

Hendricks County:

http://www.co.hendricks.in.us/Courthouse/ClerksOffice/tabid/70/Default.aspx

 

Hancock County:

http://www.hancockcoingov.org/clerk_of_courts/marriage_license.asp



County Clerk Address and Phone Number List


Adams County Recorder
112 South 2nd St
Decatur, IN 46733
219-724-2600

Allen County Recorder
City County Bldg. Room 206
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
219-449-7247

Bartholomew County Recorder
P.O. Box 1121
Columbus, IN 47202
812-379-1600

Benton County Recorder
700 East 5th St
Fowler, IN 47944
765-884-0930

Blackford County Clerk
110 West Washington
Hartford City, IN 47348
765-348-1130

Boone County Recorder
202 Courthouse Square
Lebanon, IN 46052
765-482-6503

Brown County Recorder
120 Gould St
Nashville, IN 47448
812-988-5510

Carroll County Recorder
Court House 2nd Floor
Delphi, IN 46923
765-564-4485

Cass County Recorder
200 Court Park
Logansport, IN 46947
219-753-7740

Clark County Recorder
City County Bldg.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
812-285-6244

Clay County Recorder
Clay County Court House
Brazil, IN 47834
812-462-3211

Clinton County Recorder
70 Courthouse Sq
Frankfort, IN 46041
765-659-6335

Crawford County Recorder
P.O. Box 214
English, IN 47118
812-338-2565

Daviess County Recorder
200 E Walnut St
Washington, IN 47501
812-254-8664

De Kalb County Recorder
100 S Main St Fl 1
Auburn, IN 46706
219-925-9787

Dearborn County Recorder
215 W High St, # B
County Administration Building
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
812-537-8867

Decatur County Recorder
150 Court House Square
Greensburg, IN 47240
812-663-8223

Delaware County Recorder
P.O. Box 1008
Muncie, IN 47308
765-747-7726

Dubois County Recorder
1 Court House
Jasper, IN 47546
812-481-7035

Elkhart County Recorder
117 North 2nd St
Gashen, IN 46526
219-535-6433

Fayette County Recorder
401 Central Ave
Connersville, IN 47331
765-825-1813

Floyd County Recorders
311 W 1st St Room 115
New Albany, IN 47150
812-948-5411

Fountain County Recorder
P.O. Box 55
Courthouse Square
Covington, IN 47932
765-793-2192

Franklin County Recorder
459 Main St
Brookville, IN 47012
502-875-8702

Fulton County Clerk
815 Main St, Floor #2
Rochester, IN 46975
219-223-2911

Gibson County Clerk
101 North Main St
Princeton, IN 47670
812-386-8401

Grant County Recorder
401 South Adams St
Marion, IN 46953
765-668-6542

Greene County Recorder
Courthouse # 109
Bloomfield, IN 47424
812-384-8532

Hamilton County Recorder
33 N 9th St, # 309
Noblesville, IN 46060
317-776-9629

Hancock County Recorder
9 E Main St, # 204
Greenfield, IN 46140
317-462-1109

Harrison County
Recorders Office
300 Capitol Ave
Corydon, IN 47112
812-738-4289

Hendricks County Recorder
P.O. Box 599
Danville, IN 46122
317-745-9231

Henry County Recorders
216 S 12th St
Newcastle, IN 47362
765-529-6401

Howard County Recorder
117 N Main St, # 202
Kokomo, IN 46901
765-456-2204

Huntington County Recorder
Courthouse, Rm101
Huntington, IN 46750
219-358-4817

Jackson County Recorder
P.O. Box 75
Brownstown, IN 47220
812-358-6116

Jasper County Recorder
115 W Washington St
Recorders Office
Renselaer, IN 47978
219-866-4926

Jay County Recorder
120 West Main St
Portland, IN 47371
219-726-4951

Jefferson County Recorder
104 Courthouse
Madison, IN 47250
812-265-8922
Jennings County Recorder
P.O. Box 394
Vernon, IN 47282
812-346-5977

Johnson County Recorder
P.O. Box 475
Franklin, IN 46131
317-736-3708

Knox County Recorder
101 N 7th St
Vincennes, IN 47591
812-885-2521

Kosciusko County Clerk
121 N Lake Ave
Warsaw, IN 46580
219-372-2330

La Grange County Recorder
114 W Michigan St
La Grange, IN 46761
219-463-3442

La Porte County Recorder
Court House
La Porte, IN 46350
219-874-6811

Lake County Recorder
2293 North Main St
Crown Point, IN 46307
219-755-3440

Lawrence County Recorder
Court House Room 21
Bedford, IN 47421
812-275-7543

Madison County Clerk
16 East 9th,
2nd House Box 19
Anderson, IN 46016
765-641-9443

Marion County Recorder
200 E Wahington
Suite 721
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-327-4725

Marshall County Recorder
112 West Jefferson,
Room 201
Plymouth, IN 46563
317-327-4725

Martin County Recorder
Capitol St
Shoals, IN 47581
812-247-3651

Miami County Recorder
Recorders Office
P.O. Box 597
Peru, IN 46970
317-472-3901

Monroe County Clerk
301 N. College Ave., Room 201
Bloomington, IN 47404
812-349-2605

Montgomery County Recorder
100 E Main St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
765-364-6430

Morgan County Recorder
10 E Washington St Rm 103
Martinsville, IN 46151
765-342-1025

Newton County Recorder
Courthouse Square
Rm 104
Kentland, IN 47951
219-474-6081

Noble County Recorder
101 N Orange St # 240
Albian, IN 46701
219-636-2736

Ohio County Recorder
413 Main St
Attn. Recorders Office
Rising Sun, IN 47040
812-438-2610

Orange County Recorder
205 E Main
Paoli, IN 47454
812-723-2649

Owen County Recorder
Court House
Spencer, IN 47460
812-829-5015

Parke County Recorder
Court House Square
Rockville, IN 47872
765-569-5132

Pasey County Recorder
Courthouse
P.O. Box 9
Mount Vernon, IN 47620
812-838-1306

Perry County Recorder
Court House
Cannelton, IN 47520
812-547-3741

Pike County Recorder
Court House 2nd Floor
Petersburg, IN 47567
812-354-6025

Porter County Recorder
16 East Lincoln Way
Valparaiso, IN 46383
219-465-3450

Pulaski County Recorder
Court House Room 220
Winamac, IN 46996
219-946-3313

Putnam County Recorder
Courthouse Square Room 25
Green Castle, IN 46135
765-653-2648

Randolph County Recorder
100 S Main St, # 101
Winchester, IN 47394
765-584-7207

Ripley County Recorder
Courthouse, Box 404
Versailles, IN 47042
812-689-6115

Rush County Recorder
Court House Room 8
Rushville, IN 46173
765-932-2086

Scott County Recorder
75 North 7th St
Scottsburg, IN 47170
812-752-8420

Shelby County Recorder
407 South Harrison
Shelbyville, IN 46176
317-392-6320

Spencer County Recorder
200 Main St, # 8
Rockport, IN 47635
812-649-6027

St Joseph Recorders
101 S Main St, # 30
City County Bldg.
South Bend, IN 46601
219-235-9635

Stark County Recorder
53 East Mound
Knox, IN 46534
219-772-9128

Steuben County Recorder
P.O. Box 397
Angola, IN 46703
219-668-1000

Sullivan County Recorder
100 Court House Sq., # 304
Sullivan, IN 47882
812-268-4657

Switzerland County Recorder
Recorders Office
212 W Main St
Vevay, IN 47043
812-427-3175

Tippecanoe County Recorder
20 North 3rd St
Lafayette, IN 47901
765-423-9326

Tipton County Recorder
101 E Jefferson St Fl 3
Tipton, IN 46072
765-675-2795

Union County Recorder
26 W Union St Box 106
Liberty, IN 47353
765-458-6121

Vanderburgh County Recorder
825 Sycamore St, # 216
Evansville, IN 47708
812-435-5160

Vermillion County Recorder
250 S Main St
Newport, IN 47966
765-492-3500

Vigo County Recorder
201 Cherry St
Terre Haute, IN 47807
812-462-3211

Wabash County Recorder
Recorders Office
Wabash County Courthouse
Wabash, IN 46992
219-563-0661

Warren County Recorder
125 N Monroe St
Williamsport, IN 47993
765-762-3510

Warrick County Recorder
Courthouse
Rm 204
Boonville, IN 47601
812-897-6160

Washington County Recorder
99 Public Sq., # 9
Salem, IN 47167
812-883-5748

Wayne County Recorder
401 E Main St
Richmond, IN 47374
765-973-9220

Wells County Recorder
102 W Market St, # 203
Bluffton, IN 46714
219-824-6479

White County Recorder
110 N Main St
White County Bldg.
Monticello, IN 47960
219-583-7032

Whitley County Recorder
101 W Van Buren St, # 10
Columbia City, IN 46725
219-248-3102

 



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