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How Much a Marriage License Cost?

Indiana law requires a couple to obtain a marriage license in order to have a legally binding wedding ceremony. Some states require a medical examination or blood tests in order to obtain a license. All require proof of identification and a license application fee.

Indianapolis's marriage license cost is $18 if one or both parties are Indianapolis residents and $60 for out-of-state residents.

CASH OR CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS ONLY PLEASE. No personal checks or money orders will be accepted at the time of application. There is a nominal processing fee for using a credit or debit card to pay your application fee.

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.

Marion County: (317) 327-4720
200 E. Washington St. W-122 Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Indianapolis Marriage License Laws

In Indiana, only a man and a woman can marry each other.

Same-sex marriages are not allowed or recognized in Indiana (even if the same-sex marriage was allowed in another state).

Relatives cannot marry each other if the persons are more closely related than second cousins. (However, first cousins can marry each other if they are both at least 65 years old).

Two people cannot marry each other if either of them has a living husband or wife. (In other words, you can’t get married if you are already married!).

Generally, people cannot get married unless they are both 18 years old. (There are some exceptions to this rule, however).

Age Requirements:

You must be at least 18 years of age to marry in Marion County without parental consent. If the bride and/or groom is 17 years old, both parents must consent to the marriage by signing the marriage application in person. A 16 year old can apply for a marriage license only after seeking a court order and with consent of both parents.

Applicants under the age of 18 must have an original certified copy of their birth certificate. Applicants ages 18 or older must show one of the following forms of identification at the time of application:

Name Change:

Getting a marriage license with your new name on it does not mean your name has automatically changed. If you need to change your last name, you can use an online marriage name change kit.

Blood Test:

Marion County does not require the prospective bride or groom to provide results of a blood test.

Waiting Period:

Marriage licenses can be issued on the same day of application. There is no legal waiting period to obtain a marriage license and no witnesses are required. Both applicants must appear at the Clerk's Office in person to complete the application. However, they may come at different times. If necessary requirements are not met on the same day, the application may be held for no longer than sixty (60) days, after which time, it will be voided. Once issued, a marriage license is valid for sixty (60) days during which time the marriage must be performed.

Previous Marriage:

If either applicant has been married previously, the license application requires information on the month, year and manner (e.g., divorce, death, annulment) in which the marriage ended. If either applicant has been divorced for less than 60 days, a copy of the divorce decree must be provided.

Marriage License:

Indiana residents must obtain a license in the county in which at least one of them resides. For example, if the bride lives in Marion County and the groom lives in Hamilton County, the couple can apply for their marriage license in Marion OR Hamilton county.

Proof of Marion County residency is required in one of the following forms:

Out of state residents must obtain a marriage license in the county in which the marriage will be performed. Both applicants must apply for their license in person.

If both applicants live in another Indiana county and plan to marry in Marion County, they must apply for the license in their home county. For example, if the couple lives in Boone County and have planned a wedding in downtown Indianapolis, they must apply for their license in Boone County NOT Marion County.

Hoosier couples deciding to marry out of state or in another country should research the marriage laws of that jurisdiction as an Indiana marriage license is not transferable to another state or country.

Contact Information for Central Indiana County Clerk's Offices

Boone County: (765) 482-3510 Hamilton County: (317) 776-9629
Hancock County: (317) 477-1109 Hendricks County: (317) 745-9351
Johnson County: (317) 346-4450 Madison County: (765) 641-9443
Morgan County: (765) 342-1025 Shelby County: (317) 392-6320


Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Vital Records Section
State Department of Health
2 North Meridian Street
Indianapolispolis, 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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Indianapolis 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
502.875.8702


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
Indianapolispolis, 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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