Indiana Wedding Laws

How to Officiate a Wedding in Indiana

Indiana wedding law makes performing marriages and officiating weddings relatively straightforward processes. The solemnization procedure, if you tick all the right boxes, can be quite simple. The Universal Life Church Monastery is happy to provide you with the information you need to officiate a wedding in Indiana, read on to learn more.

How to Become an Ordained Minister in Indiana

In Indiana, any judge, mayor, or city clerk can officiate a wedding. In addition, any clergy member of any religious organization may solemnize a marriage. The law also provides additional protection for those conducting a service in the traditions of the Friends Church, Islam, and the Bahai, among some others. The Universal Life Church Monastery can help you become an Indiana-approved minister through our online ordination platform. As a ULC Monastery minister, you will be endowed with all of the rights and responsibilities granted to a traditional minister in Indiana.

How to Perform a Wedding Ceremony in Indiana

The state of Indiana's law book does not require that a wedding ceremony take any specific form or contain any particular elements, giving the minister and the couple a large degree of freedom in planning the ceremony. An ordained minister of the Universal Life Church Monastery may find it helpful to access some of the tools we have made available as part of our online seminary, such as the three-step guide to performing a wedding ceremony.

Marriage Paperwork Required in Indiana

Both members of the marrying couple must present themselves at their county clerk's office to apply for and receive a marriage license. This license must be signed and delivered back to the county clerk by the individual who solemnized the wedding before the license expires. Officiants should check with the licensing county to ensure that all requirements are met in a timely manner.

For more detailed information, review Indian's code for yourself.

Indiana Marriage Laws

 

IC 31-11-6-1 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 Bahai 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.

Gay Marriage and Same Sex Wedding Laws:

This state currently bans same-sex marriage by State Law.

The Monastery Ordination Credential

To perform a marriage in Indiana you need to be ordained and may be required to provide proof of ordination such as an ordination credential, wallet credential, or a letter of good standing from the church.

Read the full Law on the official site »

Indiana Wedding Laws by County

Adams County

112 S. 2nd St.
P.O. Box 189
Decatur, Indiana
46733,
 
Phone: (260) 724-5309
alternate phone: (260) 724-5311
Fax: (260) 724-5313
E-mail: clerk@co.adams.in.us
Adams County website »

Allen County

715 S. Calhoun Street
201
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
Fmx: (765) 884-0322
Benton County website »

Blackford County

110 West Washington Street
Hartford City, Indiana
47348,
Phone: (765) 348-1130
Fmx: (765) 348-1130
E-mail: lcoons@blackfordcounty.com
Blackford County website »

Boone County

212 Courthouse Sq
Lebanon, Indiana
46052,
Phone: (765) 482-3510
Fax: (765) 482-3510
E-mail: pbogan@co.boone.in.us
Boone County website »

Brown County

20 E. Main Street
PO BOX 85
Nashville, Indiana
47448,
 
Phone: (812) 988-5512
Fmx: (812) 988-5562
Brown County website »

Carroll County

101 W Main St
Delphi, Indiana
46923,
Phone: (765) 564-4485
Fax: (765) 564-1835
E-mail: ccvoter@carrollcountyin.gov
Carroll County website »

Cass County

200 Court Park
103
Logansport, Indiana
46947,

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

Clark County

501 E Court Avenue
Jeffersonville, Indiana
47130,
Phone: (812) 285-6244
Fmx: (812) 285-6372
Clark County website »

Clay County

609 E. National Avenue
213
Brazil, Indiana
47834,
Phone: (812) 448-9024
Fmx: (812) 446-9602
Clay County website »

Clinton County

265 Courthouse Square
Frankfort, Indiana
46041,

Phone: (765) 659-6335
Fmx: (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
Fmx: (260) 925-5126
De Kalb County website »

Dearborn County

215 W. High Street
Lawrenceburg, Indiana
47025,
Phone: (812) 537-8867
Fmx: (812) 532-2021
Dearborn County website »

Decatur County

150 Courthouse Square
244
Greensburg, Indiana
47240,
 
Phone: (812) 663-8223
Fax: (812) 662-6627
E-mail: clerk@decaturcounty.in.gov
Decatur County website »

Delaware County

100 West Main Street
Muncie, Indiana
47305,

Phone: (765) 747-7726
Fmx: (765) 747-7768
E-mail: scraycraft@co.delaware.in.us
Delaware County website »

Dubois County

One Courthouse Square
Jasper, Indiana
47546,
Phone: (812) 481-7035
Fax: (812) 481-7044
E-mail: clerk@duboiscountyin.org
Dubois County website »

Elkhart County

101 North Main Street
204
Goshen, Indiana
46526,
 
Phone: (574) 535-6430
Fmx: (574) 535-6411
Elkhart County website »

Fayette County

401 N. Central Avenue
Connersville, Indiana
47331,
Phone: (765) 825-1813
Fmx: (765) 827-4902
E-mail: clerk@co.fayette.in.us
Fayette County website »

Floyd County

311 Hauss Square
235
New Albany, Indiana
47150,

Phone: (812) 948-5415
Fax: (812) 948-4711
E-mail: lsmoeller@floydcounty.in.gov
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
Fmx: (765) 647-3224
E-mail: clerk@franklincounty.in.gov
Franklin County website »

Fulton County

815 North Main Street
PO BOX 254
Rochester, Indiana
46975,
Phone: (574) 223-4824
Fmx: (574) 223-8304
Fulton County website »

Gibson County

PO BOX 630
Princeton, Indiana
47670,

Phone: (812) 385-2541
Fmx: (812) 385-5025
E-mail: bwoodburn@gibsoncounty-in.gov
Gibson County website »

Grant County

101 E. 4th Street
Marion, Indiana
46952,
Phone: (765) 668-8121
Fax: (765) 668-6541
E-mail: clerk@grantcounty.net
Grant County website »

Greene County

PO BOX 229
Bloomfield, Indiana
47424,
Phone: (812) 384-8532
Fmx: (812) 384-8458
E-mail: clerk@co.greene.in.us
Greene County website »

Hamilton County

One Hamilton County Square
106
Noblesville, Indiana
46060,

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

Hancock County

9 East Main Street
Rm 201
Greenfield, Indiana
46140,
Phone: (317) 477-1109
alternate phone: (317) 477-1143
Fax: (317) 477-1163
E-mail: sburris@hancockcoingov.org
Hancock County website »

Harrison County

300 N. Capitol Ave.
Corydon, Indiana
47112,

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

Hendricks County

One Courthouse Square
51 W. Main St.
104
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
114
Kokomo, Indiana
46901,

Phone: (765) 456-2204
alternate phone: (765) 456-2000
Fmx: (765) 456-2267
E-mail: mona.myers@co.howard.in.us
Howard County website »

Huntington County

201 N. Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 228
201
Huntington, Indiana
46750,
Phone: (260) 358-4819
alternate phone: (260) 358-4817
Fmx: (260) 358-4880
E-mail: vicki.stoffel@huntington.in.us
Huntington County website »

Jackson County

111 S. Main Street
Brownstown, Indiana
47220,

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

Jasper County

115 W. Washington Street
204
Rensselaer, Indiana
47978,
 
Phone: (219) 866-4926
Fax: (219) 866-9450
E-mail: Vickie.Bozell@co.jasper.in.us

Jay County

120 N. Court Street
Portland, Indiana
47371,

Phone: (260) 726-6915
alternate phone: (260) 726-4951
Fax: (260) 726-6922
E-mail: ecoats@co.jay.in.us
Jay County website »

Jefferson County

300 East Main Street
203
Madison, Indiana
47250,
 
Phone: (812) 265-8924
Fmx: (812) 273-5428
E-mail: clerk@jeffersoncounty.in.gov
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
alternate phone: (317) 346-4450
Fmx: (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
alternate phone: (574) 372-2329
Fmx: (574) 372-2338
Kosciusko County website »

La Porte County

813 Lincolnway
105
La Porte, Indiana
46360,
Phone: (219) 326-6808
Fmx: (219) 326-6626
E-mail: lspevak@laportecounty.org
La Porte County website »

Lagrange County

105 N Detroit St
LaGrange , Indiana
46761,
 
Phone: (260) 499-6368
Fax: (260) 499-6403
E-mail: belliott@lagrangecounty.org
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
31
Bedford, Indiana
47421,
 
Phone: (812) 275-7543
Fmx: (812) 277-2024
Lawrence County website »

Madison County

16 E. Ninth Street
213
Anderson, Indiana
46016,

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

Marion County

200 E. Washington St.
W-122
Indianapolis, Indiana
46204,
Phone: (317) 327-4740
Fmx: (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
Room 208
Peru, Indiana
46970,

Phone: (765) 472-3901
alternate phone: ext 256
Fmx: (765) 472-1778
Miami County website »

Monroe County

301 N. College Ave
Room 201
Bloomington, Indiana
47404,

Phone: (812) 349-2600
alternate phone: (812) 349-2605
Fmx: (812) 349-2600
Monroe County website »

Montgomery County

100 East Main Street
Room 203
Crawfordsville, Indiana
47933,

Phone: (765) 364-6430
Fmx: (765) 364-6355
E-mail: jennifer.bentley@montgomeryco.net
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
Fmx: (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
Fmx: (812) 723-0239
Orange County website »

Owen County

PO BOX 146
Spencer, Indiana
47460,
 
Phone: (812) 829-5015
Fmx: (812) 829-5147
E-mail: harley.melton@owencounty.in.gov
Owen County website »

Parke County

116 West High Street
Room 204
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
Fmx: (812) 354-6369
Pike County website »

Porter County

16 Lincolnway
209
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
230
Winamac, Indiana
46996,
 
Phone: (574) 946-6038
alternate phone: (574) 946-3313
Fax: (574) 946-4953
Pulaski County website »

Putnam County

One Courthouse Square
Greencastle, Indiana
46135,
Phone: (765) 653-2648
Fax: (765) 653-8405
E-mail: clerk@co.putnam.in.us
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
E-mail: mamccoy@ripleycounty.com
Ripley County website »

Rush County

101 E. 2nd Street
Room 209
Rushville, Indiana
46173,

Phone: (765) 932-2086
Fmx: (765) 932-4165
E-mail: clerk@rushcounty.in.gov
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
alternate phone: (812) 649-6029
Fmx: (812) 649-6030
E-mail: Clerk@spencercounty.in.gov
Spencer County website »

St. Joseph County

101 South Main Street
South Bend, Indiana
46601,

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

Starke County

53 East Washington Street
Knox, Indiana
46534,
 
Phone: (574) 772-9128
Fax: (574) 772-9169
E-mail: clerk75@co.starke.in.us
Starke County website »

Steuben County

55 South Public Square
Angola, Indiana
46703,
Phone: (260) 668-1000
alternate phone: ext 2240
Fmx: (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
Fmx: (812) 427-2017
Switzerland County website »

Tippecanoe County

PO BOX 1665
Lafayette, Indiana
47901,
Phone: (765) 423-9326
Fax: (765) 423-9194
E-mail: clerk@tippecanoe.in.gov
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
Fmx: (765) 458-5263
Union County website »

Vanderburgh County

Civic Center Courts Building
PO BOX 3356
Room 216
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
Fmx: (765) 492-5001
Vermillion County website »

Vigo County

33 South Third Street
Courthouse, 1st Floor
Terre Haute, Indiana
47807,
 
Phone: (812) 462-3211
Fmx: (812) 462-3285
Vigo County website »

Wabash County

69 West Hill Street
Wabash, Indiana
46992,
 
Phone: (260) 563-0661
Fmx: (260) 569-1352
Wabash County website »

Warren County

125 North Monroe Street
11
Williamsport, Indiana
47993,
Phone: (765) 762-3510
Fax: (765) 762-7251
Warren County website »

Warrick County

One County Square
200
Boonville, Indiana
47601,
Phone: (812) 897-6160
Fmx: (812) 897-6400
E-mail: clerk@warrickcounty.gov
Warrick County website »

Washington County

99 Public Square
102
Salem, Indiana
47167,

Phone: (812) 883-5748
Fax: (812) 883-8108
E-mail: clerk@washingtoncounty.in.gov
Washington County website »

Wayne County

301 East Main Street
Richmond, Indiana
47374,
Phone: (765) 973-9220
alternate phone: (765) 973-9224
Fax: (765) 973-9490
E-mail: clerk@co.wayne.in.us
Wayne County website »

Wells County

102 Market Street
201
Bluffton, Indiana
46714,
 
Phone: (260) 824-6482
Fmx: (260) 824-6559
E-mail: clerk@adamswells.com
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 »