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Marriage Licenses

 

APPLY FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE

To be married in the State of Indiana, a couple must have a marriage license.  To apply for a marriage license in Indiana, both you and your future spouse must appear in person at the Clerk’s Office in an Indiana county where one of you resides, or for non-residents in the Indiana County where the marriage ceremony will be performed.

 

Are you eligible to be married in Indiana?

Age:  The Clerk can issue a marriage license if:

  • Both applicants are 18 years of age or older;
  • Each individual who is less than eighteen (18) years of age has been granted an order by a juvenile court under IC 31-11-7 granting the individual approval to marry and completely emancipating the individual.

 

Exclusions:  The Clerk cannot issue a marriage license if:

  • Either applicant is under the influence of drugs or alcohol when applying;
  • Applicants are more closely related than second cousins (though there is an exception if you are first cousins and both at least sixty-five (65) years of age).
  • Either applicant has been judged to be of unsound mind, unless the adjudication has been removed.
  • Written notice to law enforcement if applicant is a sex or violent offender.

 

See I.C. 31-11 for more information about state marriage laws.

 

When to apply?

A marriage license is valid for 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 60 days must apply for a new license before marrying.  Forms need to be returned within 30 days of the

Marriage to be valid.

 

What to take to the Clerk’s Office?

Identification:  Be sure to have any one of the following forms of identification to prove your identity and date of birth:

  • Current, valid driver’s license or state-issued ID card
  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Marshall County Residency or Out of State Residency.
  • Proof of address if driver’s license address is not correct

You will also be required to provide your Social Security Number, although your Social Security Card may not be required.

 

Genealogical Information:  The Clerk’s Office will collect some family information from you that will be reported to the Indiana State Library (by law) for the purpose of genealogical research.  You will need to provide the following for both parents:

  • Full Name
  • Last known address
  • Birthplace (state or foreign country)

 

How much does it cost?

The marriage license fee is $25 if one or both parties are Indiana residents and $65.00 for out-of-state residents.  Each copy of the Certified Marriage License (required for name change at BMV, SSN, etc.) is $4.00.  These fees must be paid in cash at the time of application.

 

Are you ready to apply?

If you are eligible as outlined above, have all the necessary documentation, and you are ready to apply for a marriage license, our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Clerk’s Office, 211 West Madison Street, Plymouth, IN  46563.  The process takes approximately 15 minutes please arrive in time to complete the application.

Our office will perform marriage ceremonies for Marshall County applicants between 8:00 and 3:00. 

To reduce your time at the Clerk’s Office you can go online to start the application process by clicking the link below or visiting https://mycourts.in.gov/mlpublic/.  Both applicants have to appear at the Clerk’s Office together to complete the process and receive your license (as required by law).

Contact Us

Deborah VanDeMark,
County Clerk
Clerk's Office
211 W Madison St
Plymouth, IN 46563
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