Marriage License requirements

Marriage License Requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE IN SPENCER
COUNTY


WHEN TO APPLY
Monday through Friday
8:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Appointments for the marriage application are suggested.

WHERE TO APPLY FOR
YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE

Indiana residents must obtain a Marriage License in the county in which at least one of the applicants resides.

Out of state residents must obtain a Marriage license in the county in which the marriage will be preformed.

Both applicants must apply for the marriage license in person at the same time.

ONLINE APPLICATION
If you meet all the requirements to obtain a marriage license you may follow the link at the bottom of this page to begin your application online. You will still need to go to the Clerks office but this will save you time.

PREVIOUS MARRIAGE
If either applicant has been married previously, the license application requires
information on the month, date, year and manor ( e.g., divorce, death, annulment) in
which the marriage ended. You must show proof with your most recent divorce decree, or a death certificate.

IDENTIFICATION
Applicants must be over the age of 18 to apply for a marriage license.
You must show I.D. to apply for a marriage license.
The following forms of ID are accepted at the time of the application.

• Valid Drivers License
• Current State ID Card.
• Military I.D. Card
• Passport.
• Original certified birth certificate
(With a picture ID card)

NO LEGAL WAITING PERIOD
In Indiana there is no legal waiting period. A couple may get married the same day as the
application. Once issued, the marriage license is valid for 60 days during which time the
marriage must be performed.

AGE REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must be over the age of 18. Under the age of 18 please contact the
Clerk’s office for additional information and or instructions at 812-649-6028.



COST FOR THE MARRIAGE LICENSE
The cost for the application is $18.00 cash for Spencer County residents and $60.00 cash
for out of state residents that are getting married in Spencer County.
This does not include the cost for a certified copy of the marriage license.

CERTIFIED COPIES
For a certified copy of the marriage license please send a request and $1.10 for each copy
requested along with a self addressed stamped envelope to:

Spencer County Clerk
P O Box 12
Rockport, IN 47635
Please include the couples’s names and the date of the marriage in the written request.

CHANGE OF NAME
Many brides decide to change their names after getting married. When you apply for
your marriage license you will receive a form from the Clerk’s office that has information from the
Social Security Office about changing your name on your Social Security card.

To find the Social Security office nearest to you call 1-800-772-1213 or visit www.socialsecurity.gov.
You will need to contact the License Branch about changing your driver’s license or your personal ID card.
You can get additional information at www.myBMV.com


Sara J. Arnold
Clerk of the
Spencer County Circuit Court
Courthouse
200 Main Street
Second Floor, Room 8
Rockport, Indiana 47635
812-649-6028