Marriage Licenses

WHERE TO APPLY

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Indiana residents must obtain a license in the county in which at least ONE of them resides. This will allow you to be married anywhere in the State of Indiana.

Out of state residents must obtain a marriage license in the country in which the marriage will be performed.

BOTH APPLICANTS MUST APPLY FOR THEIR LICENSE IN PERSON AT THE SAME TIME.

PROOF OF DATE OF BIRTH

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Applicants ages 18 or older must provide one of the following forms of ID at the time of the application to show proof of age:

  • Driver's License
  • Current state issued ID card.
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Military I.D.

Applications under the age of 18 must be a accompanied by both parents or in case of death or divorce custodial parent to sign consent.

PREVIOUS MARRIAGE
If either applicant has been married previously, the license applications requires information of the month, year and manner in which the marriage ended.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION NEEDED
The applicant must also provide:

  • Full name of father and mother including maiden name
  • Residence of father and mother
  • Birthplace of father and mother

WAITING PERIOD
Marriage license is issued on the same day of application. It is valid for use on that day and for 60 days thereafter. If the marriage ceremony is not performed within 60 days from the date of application then the marriage license is null and void.

FEES
Marriage license fee is $20.00, payable at he time the application is submitted, which includes one certified copy after the marriage has been recorded.

If both parties live out of state and your marriage ceremony is performed in Daviess County, the marriage license fee is $62.00, which includes one certified copy after the marriage has been recorded.

Couples that wish to partially complete their marriage application online before appearing in the Clerk's Office may do so at www.courts.in.gov/marriage