MARRIAGE LICENSES

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

Call 260-925-0912 to schedule an appointment to Apply for a Marriage License

MARRIAGE LICENSE INFORMATION

To be married in the State of Indiana a couple must have a marriage license.  You may start the application process online at www.in.gov/judiciary/marriage.  Starting your application online will save you time in the Clerk’s Office.  Both you and your future spouse are still required to complete your application and obtain your marriage license in person at the Clerk’s Office with the required documents.

Call 260-925-0912 to schedule an appointment.  Allow a minimum of thirty (30) minutes to complete the application process if you have not started it online.

AGE

Both applicants are eighteen (18) years of age or older.  Click here for Information Regarding a Marriage License for Applicants UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE. 

RESIDENCE

For Indiana residents, at least one applicant MUST reside in DeKalb County and provide documentation of current residency.  Applicants that reside in a different Indiana county may not apply in DeKalb County.  Out-of-state residents may apply for a license in DeKalb County ONLY if the marriage ceremony is performed in DeKalb County.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS – Bring one (1) or more of the following:

Indiana state law (IC 31-11-4-6) requires documentary proof of birth date for each applicant

  • Current, valid driver’s license or state-issued ID card which has date of birth and current DeKalb County address
  • Certified copy of birth certificate
  • Passport

If the applicant does not have an updated driver’s license or if the identification does not provide a current address, applicant must show proof of a DeKalb County address.                                                                               

You will be required to provide your Social Security Number

 If you were previously married, you will need to provide the date your marriage ended. 

 

GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION

Indiana state law (IC 31-11-4-4) requires the Clerk’s Office to collect family information from each applicant that will be reported to the Indiana State Library for the purpose of genealogical research.  Each applicant will need to provide the following:

  • Both parents full name
  • Both parents last known address
  • Both parents birthplace (state or foreign country)
  • Names of dependent children and their date of birth(s)

FEES

Indiana residents:          $18.00               Out-of-state residents:  $60.00

LICENSE VALIDITY

A marriage license is valid for sixty (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 sixty (60) days, must apply for a new license before marrying.  The marriage license is valid only if the marriage ceremony is performed within the State of Indiana.

(IC 31-11-11-1) FALSE INFORMATION IN MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATION

A person who knowingly furnishes false information to a clerk of the circuit court when the person applies for a marriage license commits a Level 6 felony.

 

MARRIAGE CEREMONIES

The Clerk’s Office Does Not Perform Marriage Ceremonies

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

http://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2018/ic/titles/031/articles/011/chapters/006/#31-11-6-1

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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