Marriage Licenses


The DeKalb County Clerk’s Office Does Not Perform Marriage Ceremonies

To be married in the State of Indiana a couple must have a Marriage License.  The applicants who wish to be married must apply in person together in the Clerk’s Office and bring with them the required documents.


For Indiana residents, at least one applicant must reside in DeKalb County and provide documentation of residency.  Applicants that reside in a different Indiana County may not apply in DeKalb County.  Out-of-state residents may apply for a Marriage License in DeKalb County only if the Marriage Ceremony is performed in DeKalb County.


  • Identification

Valid Driver’s License or State Identification Card with the applicant’s current name, date of birth and current DeKalb County address.*

*If the address is not current on the Driver’s License or State Identification Card, the applicant will need to bring documentation such as a current utility bill, bank statement or any current mailed document to verify the current DeKalb County address.   

  • Social Security Card If your Social Security Card is not available you may bring IRS Forms, Insurance or Medical Card, Pay Stub or Bank Papers that show your full social security number.
  • Certified Copy of Birth CertificateRequired only if you are under the age of 21

FEES Cash, Money Order or Credit/Debit Card*

             *A convenience fee of 3% or a $1.50 minimum applies to all transactions.

Indiana Residents:                  $18.00

Out-of-state Residents:           $60.00



The Clerk’s Office is located on the 2nd floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse, 100 S Main Street, Auburn, Indiana.  You may apply Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, unless the Courthouse is closed for a legal holiday.  Allow a minimum of thirty (30) minutes to complete the information.  Both applicants must be present.


If you were previously married, you will need to provide the date your marriage ended.  If the marriage ended within a year of your Marriage License Application you will need to bring a Certified Copy of the Divorce Decree.   Each applicant will need to provide the following information for both of their parents.

  • Full Name
  • Last Known Address
  • Birthplace (state or foreign country)

If either applicant has children under the age of eighteen (18) years old.

  • Child’s Full Name
  • Child’s Date of Birth



The Marriage License is valid immediately upon issue and is only valid for sixty (60) days from the date of issue.  The Marriage License is valid only if the marriage is performed within the State of Indiana.  If you have any additional questions, please call the Clerk’s Office at (260) 925-0912.



The Clerk’s Office Does Not Perform Marriage Ceremonies

Persons eligible to officiate over marriage ceremonies may be found within IC 31-11-6.

Ready to Apply?

If you are applying for a Marriage License in DeKalb County, you may start the application process online.  While you will still have to appear at the DeKalb County Clerk’s Office to complete the process and receive your Marriage License (as required by Indiana law), starting your application online will save you time at the Clerk’s Office.


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