P.O. Box 12
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
We hope that you will find the following information useful in using the Clerk?s office. The entire staff is ready to assist you in any way. Please call or come by our office if the information you desire is not found in this document.
The Clerk is an Elected Constitutional official who performs as an officer of the court, the manager of court information, and the chief financial office for all revenues collected on behalf of the court.
In Indiana, the Clerk is also the official who oversees and conducts all elections as a member of the Election Board. The Clerks also serve on the County Commission on Public Records, and in some jurisdictions are the Jury Administrators.
Clerk Sara J Arnold reminds couples there are a few rules and tips to expedite getting a marriage license. It is recommended applicants go to www.spencercounty.in.gov or www.courts.in.gov to begin the process before coming to the Clerk's office. Please call Clerk Arnold in advance to schedule an appointment to complete the marriage license process. It is preferred the appointment start before 3:30 pm. Both applicants must be present.
Applicants must be over 18 years of age to apply. A photo ID such as a valid driver's license, current state ID card, military ID, passport or original birth certificate (with photo ID) is required.
If either applicant was previously married, the application requires the date of the divorce. You must bring proof of the divorce (the Decree) with you.
The marriage license is good for 60 days from the date of issue. If it expires, a new one must be issued. There is no waiting period to be married. You can get married the same day the license is issued. It is the policy of the Spencer County Clerk's Office not to perform marriages.
The marriage license must be from the county in which at least one of the applicants resides. Cost is $18.00. Cash of Credit Card(extra fee is applied)
Out of state applicants must obtain a license in the county the marriage will be performed. Cost is $60.00 Cash or Credit Card(extra fee is applied)
For further info please see the Marriage License Requirements page on this website.
The responsibilities of the Clerk are many and varied. In general, the Clerk is responsible for maintaining all of the records of the County courts that operate in their county. This includes:
- Filing the Record of judgments and orders which serves as the historical record of the court?s verbatim orders.
- Preparation of the Judgments and Orders which serves as the historical record of the court?s verbatim orders.
- Maintaining the Chronological Case Summary which is a sequential record of all of the judicial events in a case.