Marriage Licenses

Where to Apply


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.

Proof of Date of Birth


Applicants ages 18 or older must provide one of the following forms of ID at the time of the application to show proof of age:

  • Driver's License
  • Current state-issued ID card.
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Military ID

Applicants under the age of 18 must obtain a court order from the Circuit Court Judge allowing them to get married.

Previous Marriages

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

The applicant must also provide:

  • Full name of father and mother including maiden name
  • Residence of father and mother
  • Birthplace of father and mother

Waiting Period

A marriage license is issued on the same day of application. It is valid for use on that day and for 60 days thereafter. If the marriage ceremony is not performed within 60 days from the date of application then the marriage license is null and void.


The marriage license fee is $29, payable at the time the application is submitted, which includes two certified copies after the marriage has been recorded.

If both parties live out of state and the marriage ceremony is performed in Daviess County, the marriage license fee is $69.00, which includes two certified copies after the marriage has been recorded.

Couples may partially complete their marriage application online via the Indiana Courts website before appearing in the Clerk's Office.