Marriage Licenses

Marriage License Application Hours

Monday - Friday

 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Where to Apply - IC 31-11-4-3
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 county in which the marriage will be performed.

Both applicants must apply for their license in person at the same time.

If you would like the Magistrate Judge to perform your ceremony, you may contact that office at 317-776-8544 to schedule an appointment.

THIS MARRIAGE LICENSE IS VALID FOR USE IN THE STATE OF INDIANA ONLY.

Proof of Date of Birth - IC 31-11-4-6
You must be at least 18 years of age to marry in Hamilton County. Applicants ages 18 or older must provide one of the following forms of I.D. at the time of the application, to show proof of their age:
  • Birth Certificate
  • Current State Issued ID Card
  • Driver's License
  • Military ID
  • Passport
For a bride or groom under the age of 18, please call our office at 317-776-9629 for additional requirements.

Blood Test
The State of Indiana no longer requires you to present a blood test.

Fees
At the initial application, the fee is $20.00 cash only (includes 2 certified copies), if at least one applicant is a resident of Hamilton County.

If both parties are out of state residents, and your marriage ceremony is performed in Hamilton County, the fee is $62 cash only. (Includes 2 certified copies)

Waiting Period

Marriage license 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. Once issued, a marriage license is valid for 60 days.

Previous Marriage
If either applicant has been married previously, the license application requires information of the month, year and manner in which the marriage ended.

Additional Information Needed
Please bring with you the following information:
  • Full name of father and mother (maiden name)
  • Residence of father and mother
  • Birth place of father and mother

Central Indiana County Clerk's Offices

County Phone Number
Boone County
765-482-3510
Hancock County
317-477-1109
Hendricks County
317-745-9351
Madison County
765-641-9443
Shelby County
317-392-6320
Marion County
317-327-4700
Clinton County
765-659-6335
Tipton County
765-675-2795