22 February 2009

How to get married in Indiana

I was recently reading Monica Gill's The Milwaukee Wedding Blog a blog division of her The White Box of Wedding Design blog. She has lots of GREAT information on both blogs - be sure to check both out for inspiration and information. The topic was how to get married in Milwaukee. This made me think that I should post something for my Indiana brides concerning the same.


ID Requirement in Indiana: Drivers license or identification card or other id showing current address and date of birth. Bringing a certified copy of your birth certificate is recommended because some counties require it if you are younger than 30.

Indiana Residency Requirement: Indiana residents must apply in the county in which one of them lives.
Previous Marriages: You will need to know how the marriages ended (death, divorce, annulment) and the month and year the marriages ended. A few counties require a copy of the divorce decree if divorced within the last two years.
Covenant Marriage Option In Indiana: No.
Waiting Period in Indiana: None.
Fees in Indiana: Indiana residents: $18; residents of other states/countries: $60. Personal checks not accepted. CASH ONLY - BRING CORRECT CHANGE
Other Tests: No other tests are required in Indiana to get married.
Proxy Marriages in Indiana: No.
Cousin Marriages in Indiana: Marriage between first cousins is permitted if both individuals are at least sixty-five (65) years of age. (I guess it had to be said - Erika)
Common Law Marriages: No. Indiana does recognize common law marriages legalized by another state.
Same Sex Marriages:No.
Under 18:A certified copy of your birth certificate is required. If you are 17 years old you must apply for the license with both parents (or the person with legal custody). They will need to sign the consent portion of the application. If you are 16 or 15 years old, you must petition the Circuit Court via a "Permission to Marry" form. The cost for filing this petition is $124.00 even if the Judge refuses to allow the couple to marry.
Officiants:Marriages may be performed by a member of the clergy (including a minister, priest, bishop, rabbi, and imam), a judge, a magistrate, a clerk of the circuit court, or a clerk or clerk-treasurer of a city or town.
Miscellaneous:License is valid for sixty (60) days.
Copy of Certificate of Marriage:Vital Records SectionState Department of Health2 North Meridian StreetIndianapolis, IN 46204Phone: (317) 233-2700
PLEASE NOTE:State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.
It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.


Setting the Mood said...

WOW!! Really taken back by the first cousin clause!!

Erika Gregory said...

Jamee- My thoughts exactly :)
Kind of scary - huh?

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