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Indiana Marriage Laws

Congratulations! If you've found yourself at this page it is likely that you are either planning to be married or have been asked to perform a wedding ceremony in Indiana. Ordained ministers of the Universal Life Church have successfully performed thousands of legal marriages in Indiana. The information provided below will walk you through the steps one must follow to become a minister and perform a valid wedding ceremony in the state of Indiana.

Quick Facts
  • ULC Ordination Accepted: Yes
  • Minister Registration Required: No
  • Minister's Residency: Irrelevant
  • Minister's Minimum Age: 18
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  • Marriage License Waiting Period: 0 Days
  • Marriage License Valid For: 60 Days
  • Marriage License Return Within: By Expiration
  • Same-Sex Marriage Recognized: Yes

1 How to Become an Ordained Minister in Indiana

If you haven't already, you should get ordained online with the Universal Life Church. Ordination is free and can be completed in just a matter of minutes. Thousands of legally valid marriages are performed by ULC ministers around the world every year. Begin the process by clicking the big blue button below!

2 How to Officiate a Marriage in Indiana

Next, you should contact the office of your local marriage authority (typically your county clerk). Let them know that you are a minister of the Universal Life Church in Seattle, and ask what they will require of you to officiate a legal marriage.

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3 License to Marry in Indiana

After you've contacted your marriage authority, you should visit our online store to purchase whatever documentation will be required. We typically advise ministers in Indiana to get an Ordination Package. While Minister registration is not technically required in Indiana you may be required to present proof of your ordination to the county clerk before the marriages you perform will be accepted as having been legally solemnized. Having this proof of your ordination will also provide peace-of-mind to any couple that you intend to marry. Additionally, please attempt to leave at least 3 weeks between the date of the wedding ceremony and your order, to ensure that you receive all of your materials in advance.

4 How to Perform a Wedding in Indiana

Now that you've done all of the above, you are ready to perform the wedding! Be sure that the couple has picked up their Indiana marriage license from the appropriate office. This license is valid for 60 days, and there is no mandatory waiting period between when the couple receives the marriage license in Indiana and when the ceremony may be legally performed. Please be aware that the signed license must be returned to the issuing office by its date of expiry. At the Universal Life Church we receive several calls from wedding officiants in Indiana, after they've received their license to marry by getting ordained online, asking for guidance on how to perform a wedding ceremony. Once the legal matters have been taken care of, officiating a wedding (while a sometimes-daunting task) can be a great deal of fun. We would suggest that new Indiana wedding ministers concerned about the ceremony peruse one of our helpful wedding guides. The minister training section of our website should offer a helpful refresher for more experienced ministers.


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Indiana Marriage Code

Marriage in Indiana is governed by Title 31 of Indiana's Codified Statutes. Ministers who got ordained online with the Universal Life Church have successfully solemnized thousands of weddings in the state. Below, you will find that we have reproduced a relevant excerpt of this code.
Persons authorized to solemnize marriages
Sec. 1. Marriages may be solemnized by any of the following:
(1) A member of the clergy of a religious organization (even if
the cleric does not perform religious functions for an individual
congregation), such as a minister of the gospel, a priest, a
bishop, an archbishop, or a rabbi.
(2) A judge.
(3) A mayor, within the mayor's county.
(4) A clerk or a clerk-treasurer of a city or town, within a
county in which the city or town is located.
(5) A clerk of the circuit court.
(6) The Friends Church, in accordance with the rules of the
Friends Church.
(7) The German Baptists, in accordance with the rules of their
society.
(8) The Baha'i faith, in accordance with the rules of the Bahai
faith.
(9) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in
accordance with the rules of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints.
(10) An imam of a masjid (mosque), in accordance with the
rules of the religion of Islam.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.34-1999, SEC.1.

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Adams County

112 S. 2nd St.
P.O. Box 189
Decatur, Indiana
46733

Phone: (260) 724-5309
Fax: (260) 724-5313
Adams County website »

Allen County

715 S. Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana
46802

Phone: (260) 449-7424
Fax: (260) 449-7658
Allen County website »

Bartholomew County

234 Washington Street
P.O. Box 924
Columbus, Indiana
47201

Phone: (812) 379-1600
Fax: (812) 379-1675
Bartholomew County website »

Benton County

706 E. 5th Street
Fowler, Indiana
47944

Phone: (765) 884-0930
Fax: (765) 884-0322
Benton County website »

Blackford County

110 West Washington Street
Hartford City, Indiana
47348

Phone: (765) 348-1130
Fax: (765) 348-1130
Blackford County website »

Boone County

212 Courthouse Sq
Lebanon, Indiana
46052

Phone: (765) 482-3510
Fax: (765) 482-3510
Boone County website »

Brown County

20 E. Main Street
PO BOX 85
Nashville, Indiana
47448

Phone: (812) 988-5512
Fax: (812) 988-5562
Brown County website »

Carroll County

101 W Main St
Delphi, Indiana
46923

Phone: (765) 564-4485
Fax: (765) 564-1835
Carroll County website »

Cass County

200 Court Park
Logansport, Indiana
46947

Phone: (574) 753-7740
Fax: (574) 722-1556
Cass County website »

Clark County

501 E Court Avenue
Jeffersonville, Indiana
47130

Phone: (812) 285-6244
Fax: (812) 285-6372
Clark County website »

Clay County

609 E. National Avenue
Brazil, Indiana
47834

Phone: (812) 448-9024
Fax: (812) 446-9602
Clay County website »

Clinton County

265 Courthouse Square
Frankfort, Indiana
46041

Phone: (765) 659-6335
Fax: (765) 659-6347
Clinton County website »

Crawford County

316 Court Street
PO BOX 375
English, Indiana
47118

Phone: (812) 338-2565
Fax: (812) 338-2507
Crawford County website »

Daviess County

200 E. Walnut Street
PO BOX 739
Washington, Indiana
47501

Phone: (812) 254-8669
Fax: (812) 254-8698
Daviess County website »

De Kalb County

100 S. Main Street
PO BOX 230
Auburn, Indiana
46706

Phone: (260) 925-0912
Fax: (260) 925-5126
De Kalb County website »

Dearborn County

215 W. High Street
Lawrenceburg, Indiana
47025

Phone: (812) 537-8867
Fax: (812) 532-2021
Dearborn County website »

Decatur County

150 Courthouse Square
Greensburg, Indiana
47240

Phone: (812) 663-8223
Fax: (812) 662-6627
Decatur County website »

Delaware County

100 West Main Street
Muncie, Indiana
47305

Phone: (765) 747-7726
Fax: (765) 747-7768
Delaware County website »

Dubois County

One Courthouse Square
Jasper, Indiana
47546

Phone: (812) 481-7035
Fax: (812) 481-7044
Dubois County website »

Elkhart County

101 North Main Street
Goshen, Indiana
46526

Phone: (574) 535-6430
Fax: (574) 535-6411
Elkhart County website »

Fayette County

401 N. Central Avenue
Connersville, Indiana
47331

Phone: (765) 825-1813
Fax: (765) 827-4902
Fayette County website »

Floyd County

311 Hauss Square
New Albany, Indiana
47150

Phone: (812) 948-5415
Fax: (812) 948-4711
Floyd County website »

Fountain County

301 4th Street
PO BOX 183
Covington, Indiana
47932

Phone: (765) 793-2192
Fax: (765) 793-5002
Fountain County website »

Franklin County

459 Main Street
Brookville, Indiana
47012

Phone: (765) 647-5111
Fax: (765) 647-3224
Franklin County website »

Fulton County

815 North Main Street
PO BOX 254
Rochester, Indiana
46975

Phone: (574) 223-4824
Fax: (574) 223-8304
Fulton County website »

Gibson County

PO BOX 630
Princeton, Indiana
47670

Phone: (812) 385-2541
Fax: (812) 385-5025
Gibson County website »

Grant County

101 E. 4th Street
Marion, Indiana
46952

Phone: (765) 668-8121
Fax: (765) 668-6541
Grant County website »

Greene County

PO BOX 229
Bloomfield, Indiana
47424

Phone: (812) 384-8532
Fax: (812) 384-8458
Greene County website »

Hamilton County

One Hamilton County Square
Noblesville, Indiana
46060

Phone: (317) 776-9629
Fax: (317) 776-9664
Hamilton County website »

Hancock County

9 East Main Street
Greenfield, Indiana
46140

Phone: (317) 477-1109
Fax: (317) 477-1163
Hancock County website »

Harrison County

300 N. Capitol Ave.
Corydon, Indiana
47112

Phone: (812) 738-4289
Fax: (812) 738-3126
Harrison County website »

Hendricks County

One Courthouse Square
51 W. Main St.
Danville, Indiana
46122

Phone: (317) 745-9231
Fax: (317) 745-9306
Hendricks County website »

Henry County

PO Box B
New Castle, Indiana
47362

Phone: (765) 529-6401
Fax: (765) 521-7046
Henry County website »

Howard County

104 N. Buckeye Street
Kokomo, Indiana
46901

Phone: (765) 456-2204
Fax: (765) 456-2267
Howard County website »

Huntington County

201 N. Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 228
Huntington, Indiana
46750

Phone: (260) 358-4819
Fax: (260) 358-4880
Huntington County website »

Jackson County

111 S. Main Street
Brownstown, Indiana
47220

Phone: (812) 358-6117
Fax: (812) 358-6187
Jackson County website »

Jasper County

115 W. Washington Street
Rensselaer, Indiana
47978

Phone: (219) 866-4926
Fax: (219) 866-9450
Jasper County website »

Jay County

120 N. Court Street
Portland, Indiana
47371

Phone: (260) 726-6915
Fax: (260) 726-6922
Jay County website »

Jefferson County

300 East Main Street
Madison, Indiana
47250

Phone: (812) 265-8924
Fax: (812) 273-5428
Jefferson County website »

Jennings County

Jennings County Courthouse
PO BOX 385
Vernon, Indiana
47282

Phone: (812) 352-3070
Fax: (812) 352-3076
Jennings County website »

Johnson County

5 East Jefferson Street
PO BOX 368
Franklin, Indiana
46131

Phone: (317) 736-3708
Fax: (317) 736-3749
Johnson County website »

Knox County

111 North Seventh Street
Vincennes, Indiana
47591

Phone: (812) 885-2521
Fax: (812) 895-4929
Knox County website »

Kosciusko County

121 North Lake Street
Warsaw, Indiana
46580

Phone: (574) 372-2331
Fax: (574) 372-2338
Kosciusko County website »

La Porte County

813 Lincolnway
La Porte, Indiana
46360

Phone: (219) 326-6808
Fax: (219) 326-6626
La Porte County website »

Lagrange County

105 N Detroit St
LaGrange , Indiana
46761

Phone: (260) 499-6368
Fax: (260) 499-6403
Lagrange County website »

Lake County

2293 N. Main Street
Crown Point, Indiana
46307

Phone: (219) 755-3461
Fax: (219) 755-3520
Lake County website »

Lawrence County

916 15th Street
Bedford, Indiana
47421

Phone: (812) 275-7543
Fax: (812) 277-2024
Lawrence County website »

Madison County

16 E. Ninth Street
Anderson, Indiana
46016

Phone: (765) 641-9443
Fax: (765) 640-4203
Madison County website »

Marion County

200 E. Washington St.
Indianapolis, Indiana
46204

Phone: (317) 327-4740
Fax: (317) 327-3893
Marion County website »

Marshall County

211 W. Madison St.
Plymouth, Indiana
46563

Phone: (574) 936-8922
Fax: (574) 936-8893
Marshall County website »

Martin County

111 Main Street
PO BOX 120
Shoals, Indiana
47581

Phone: (812) 247-3651
Fax: (812) 247-2791
Martin County website »

Miami County

25 N. Broadway
Peru, Indiana
46970

Phone: (765) 472-3901
Fax: (765) 472-1778
Miami County website »

Monroe County

301 N. College Ave
Bloomington, Indiana
47404

Phone: (812) 349-2600
Fax: (812) 349-2600
Monroe County website »

Montgomery County

100 East Main Street
Crawfordsville, Indiana
47933

Phone: (765) 364-6430
Fax: (765) 364-6355
Montgomery County website »

Morgan County

10 East Washington Street
Martinsville, Indiana
46151

Phone: (765) 342-1025
Fax: (765) 342-1111
Morgan County website »

Newton County

P.O. Box 49
Kentland, Indiana
47951

Phone: (219) 474-6081
Fax: (765) 342-1111
Newton County website »

Noble County

101 North Orange Street
Albion, Indiana
46701

Phone: (260) 636-2736
Fax: (260) 636-4000
Noble County website »

Ohio County

PO BOX 185
Rising Sun, Indiana
47040

Phone: (812) 438-2610
Fax: (812) 438-1215
Ohio County website »

Orange County

1 Court Street
Paoli, Indiana
47454

Phone: (812) 723-2649
Fax: (812) 723-0239
Orange County website »

Owen County

PO BOX 146
Spencer, Indiana
47460

Phone: (812) 829-5015
Fax: (812) 829-5147
Owen County website »

Parke County

116 West High Street
Rockville, Indiana
47872

Phone: (765) 569-5132
Fax: (765) 569-4222
Parke County website »

Perry County

2219 Payne Street
Tell City, Indiana
47586

Phone: (812) 547-3741
Fax: (812) 547-9782
Perry County website »

Pike County

PO BOX 125
Petersburg, Indiana
47567

Phone: (812) 354-6025
Fax: (812) 354-6369
Pike County website »

Porter County

16 Lincolnway
Valparaiso, Indiana
46383

Phone: (219) 465-3450
Fax: (219) 465-3847
Porter County website »

Posey County

PO BOX 606
Mount Vernon, Indiana
47620

Phone: (812) 838-1306
Fax: (812) 838-1307
Posey County website »

Pulaski County

112 East Main Street
Winamac, Indiana
46996

Phone: (574) 946-6038
Fax: (574) 946-4953
Pulaski County website »

Putnam County

One Courthouse Square
Greencastle, Indiana
46135

Phone: (765) 653-2648
Fax: (765) 653-8405
Putnam County website »

Randolph County

100 South Main Street
Winchester, Indiana
47394

Phone: (765) 584-4214
Fax: (765) 584-2958
Randolph County website »

Ripley County

115 N. Main Street
PO Box 177
Versailles, Indiana
47042

Phone: (812) 689-6115
Fax: (812) 689-6000
Ripley County website »

Rush County

101 E. 2nd Street
Rushville, Indiana
46173

Phone: (765) 932-2086
Fax: (765) 932-4165
Rush County website »

Scott County

One East McClain Avenue
Scottsburg, Indiana
47170

Phone: (812) 752-8420
Fax: (812) 752-5459
Scott County website »

Shelby County

407 South Harrison Street
Shelbyville, Indiana
46176

Phone: (317) 392-6320
Fax: (317) 392-6339
Shelby County website »

Spencer County

200 Main Street
Rockport, Indiana
47635

Phone: (812) 649-6028
Fax: (812) 649-6030
Spencer County website »

St. Joseph County

101 South Main Street
South Bend, Indiana
46601

Phone: (574) 235-9635
Fax: (574) 235-9838
St. Joseph County website »

Starke County

53 East Washington Street
Knox, Indiana
46534

Phone: (574) 772-9128
Fax: (574) 772-9169
Starke County website »

Steuben County

55 South Public Square
Angola, Indiana
46703

Phone: (260) 668-1000
Fax: (260) 668-3702
Steuben County website »

Sullivan County

100 Courthouse Square
Sullivan, Indiana
47882

Phone: (812) 268-4657
Fax: (812) 268-4870
Sullivan County website »

Switzerland County

212 West Main Street
Vevay, Indiana
47043

Phone: (812) 427-3175
Fax: (812) 427-2017
Switzerland County website »

Tippecanoe County

PO BOX 1665
Lafayette, Indiana
47901

Phone: (765) 423-9326
Fax: (765) 423-9194
Tippecanoe County website »

Tipton County

101 East Jefferson Street
Tipton, Indiana
46072

Phone: (765) 675-2795
Fax: (765) 675-4103
Tipton County website »

Union County

26 West Union Street
Liberty, Indiana
47353

Phone: (765) 458-6121
Fax: (765) 458-5263
Union County website »

Vanderburgh County

Civic Center Courts Building
PO BOX 3356
Evansville, Indiana
47732

Phone: (812) 435-5160
Fax: (812) 435-5849
Vanderburgh County website »

Vermillion County

255 S. Main St.
P.O. Box 10
Newport, Indiana
47966

Phone: (765) 492-3500
Fax: (765) 492-5001
Vermillion County website »

Vigo County

33 South Third Street
Courthouse, 1st Floor
Terre Haute, Indiana
47807

Phone: (812) 462-3211
Fax: (812) 462-3285
Vigo County website »

Wabash County

69 West Hill Street
Wabash, Indiana
46992

Phone: (260) 563-0661
Fax: (260) 569-1352
Wabash County website »

Warren County

125 North Monroe Street
Williamsport, Indiana
47993

Phone: (765) 762-3510
Fax: (765) 762-7251
Warren County website »

Warrick County

One County Square
Boonville, Indiana
47601

Phone: (812) 897-6160
Fax: (812) 897-6400
Warrick County website »

Washington County

99 Public Square
Salem, Indiana
47167

Phone: (812) 883-5748
Fax: (812) 883-8108
Washington County website »

Wayne County

301 East Main Street
Richmond, Indiana
47374

Phone: (765) 973-9220
Fax: (765) 973-9490
Wayne County website »

Wells County

102 Market Street
Bluffton, Indiana
46714

Phone: (260) 824-6482
Fax: (260) 824-6559
Wells County website »

White County

PO BOX 350
Monticello, Indiana
47960

Phone: (574) 583-1530
Fax: (574) 583-1532
White County website »

Whitley County

101 West Van Buren St
Columbia City, Indiana
46725

Phone: (260) 248-3102
Fax: (260) 248-3137
Whitley County website »