top of page

How to Get Your Marriage License | Indiana Wedding Planning

It's all flowers and pretty dresses...

but don't forget your marriage license to make it official!

A marriage license is what you need to make your nuptials legal in the State of Indiana (and most places). Here is the information you need to get your Indiana Marriage License:

Applying during COVID? Follow our step-by-step process here.

Where toApply:

Apply in the county in which you or your fiancé currently reside. County links at the bottom of this post.

Not an Indiana Resident?

Apply in the county in which your wedding will take place. County links at the bottom of this post.

When to Apply:

We recommend applying at least 30 days and no more than 60 days prior to your wedding date.

An Indiana marriage license is valid for 60 days from it's issue date.

Don't forget! The county clerk's offices are closed on weekends & government holidays.

What You'll Need:

Identification to prove name and date of birth

Approved forms of I.D: Drivers License (or state issued ID), Birth Certificate, Passport

Genealogical Information:

The state will collect information for the State Library for the purposes of genealogy research. You'll need information on both you and your fiancé's parents:

Full Name, Last Known Address, & Birthplace

Blood Test:

Worried about a needle prick? No blood test required, the state did away with this years ago.

How Much Does a Marriage License Cost?

$18.00 if you and/or your betrothed live in state

Live out of State? $60.00 fee.

$2.00 fee for each certified copy of the Marriage License (or Marriage Certificate once certified)

Some counties charge an additional $2.00 document fee.

**Be prepared to pay these fees in cash as most counties only accept cash payments.**

Additional Copies of the Marriage License:

You'll need additional certified copies of your marriage license to apply for name changes with different agencies such as the BMV and the Social Security Administration. We recommend a few extra copies to have on hand for the future.

Get A Head Start on Your Application!

Although by law you must appear in person (together) to complete the application and receive your license, you can save yourself some time at the clerk's office by starting the process online (as long as the county you are applying in participates)!

For complete information regarding the laws, requirements and eligibility, visit the state's website here: Apply for a Marriage License: State of Indiana.

Additional Indiana County's Marriage License Instructions and links:

Marion County Clerk’s Office Contact Information:

Phone: 317-327-4740 | Email:


City-County Building

200 E. Washington St.

Suite W122

Indianapolis, IN 46204

>Save these posts on:

If you found this helpful, you might love:


Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Follow Us
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
bottom of page