Indiana Marriage Laws

Indiana Outline

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

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.

View the Indiana Statutes on the official state site
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Adams County

112 S 2nd Street RM A
Decatur, Indiana

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

Allen County

715 S. Calhoun Street Rm. 200A
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Phone: (260) 449-7245
Fax: (260) 449-7658
Allen County website »

Bartholomew County

234 Washington St
Columbus, Indiana

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

Benton County

706 E 5th Street; Suite 37
Fowler, Indiana

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

Blackford County

110 W. Washington
Hartford City, Indiana

Phone: (765) 348-1130
Fax: (765) 348-7234
Blackford County website »

Boone County

212 Courthouse Square
Lebanon, Indiana

Boone County website »

Brown County

1st Floor, 20 East Main Street,
Nashville, Indiana

Brown County website »

Carroll County

101 W. Main Street
Delphi, Indiana

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

Cass County

200 Court Park Room 407
Logansport, Indiana

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

Clark County

501 East Court Avenue
Jeffersonville, Indiana

Clark County website »

Clay County

609 E National Ave # 314
Brazil, Indiana

Clay County website »

Clinton County

265 Courthouse Square
Frankfort, Indiana

Phone: (765) 659-6335
Fax: (766) 659-6347
Clinton County website »

Crawford County

715 Judicial Plaza Drive
English, Indiana

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

Daviess County

200 E Walnut St
Washington, Indiana

Daviess County website »

Dearborn County

215 W High St
Lawrenceburg, Indiana

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

Decatur County

150 Courthouse Square, Suite 244
Greensburg, Indiana

Decatur County website »

DeKalb County

100 S. Main Street
Auburn, Indiana

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

Delaware County

100 W Main St
Muncie, Indiana

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

Dubois County

One Courthouse Square
Jasper, Indiana

Phone: (812) 481-7020
Fax: (812) 481-7030
Dubois County website »

Elkhart County

101 North Main Street, # 204
Goshen, Indiana

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

Fayette County

401 N. Central Avenue
Connersville, Indiana

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

Floyd County

311 Hauss Square Room 235
New Albany, Indiana

Floyd County website »

Fountain County

301 4th St
Covington, Indiana

Phone: (765) 793-6230
Fax: (765) 793-6209
Fountain County website »

Franklin County

459 Main Street
Brookville, Indiana

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

Fulton County

815 Main Street
Rochester, Indiana

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

Gibson County

101 N Main St
Princeton, Indiana

Phone: (812) 386-6474
Fax: (812) 385-5025
Gibson County website »

Grant County

101 E. 4th Street
Marion, Indiana

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

Greene County

I E Main St
Bloomfield, Indiana

Greene County website »

Hamilton County

1 Hamilton County Square Suite 106
Noblesville, Indiana

Hamilton County website »

Hancock County

9 E. Main Street, Room 213
Greenfield, Indiana

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

Harrison County

300 North Capitol Ave. Room #203
Corydon, Indiana

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

Hendricks County

355 South Washington Street
Danville, Indiana

Hendricks County website »

Henry County

1215 Race Street
New Castle, Indiana

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

Howard County

104 N. Buckeye St Room 114
Kokomo, Indiana

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

Huntington County

201 N Jefferson St
Huntington, Indiana

Phone: (260) 358-4817
Fax: (260) 358-4880
Huntington County website »

Jackson County

111 S. Main St.
Brownstown, Indiana

Phone: (812) 358-6116
Fax: (812) 358-6187
Jackson County website »

Jasper County

115 W Washington St
Rensselaer, Indiana

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

Jay County

120 N. Court Street
Portland, Indiana

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

Jefferson County

300 E. Main Street
Madison, Indiana

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

Jennings County

24 N Pike St
Vernon, Indiana

Jennings County website »

Johnson County

5 E. Jefferson St.
Franklin, Indiana

Phone: (317) 346-4467
Fax: (317) 736-3798
Johnson County website »

Knox County

111 North Seventh Street
Vincennes, Indiana

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

Kosciusko County

121 N Lake St
Warsaw, Indiana

Kosciusko County website »

LaGrange County

105 N Detroit St
LaGrange, Indiana

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

Lake County

2293 Main Street
Crown Point, Indiana

Lake County website »

LaPorte County

809 State St
LaPorte, Indiana

LaPorte County website »

Lawrence County

916 15th Street, # 31
Bedford, Indiana

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

Madison County

16 E. 9th Street
Anderson, Indiana

Madison County website »

Marion County

200 E. Washington St W122
Indianapolis, Indiana

Marion County website »

Marshall County

211 W. Madison Street
Plymouth, Indiana

Marshall County website »

Martin County

115 Main St.
Shoals, Indiana

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

Miami County

25 N. Broadway Room 108
Peru, Indiana

Miami County website »

Monroe County

301 N. College Ave., Room 203
Bloomington, Indiana

Phone: (812) 349-2605
Fax: (812) 349-2610
Monroe County website »

Montgomery County

100 E Main St Room 203 Br
Crawfordsville, Indiana

Phone: (765) 364-6494
Fax: (765) 364-6355
Montgomery County website »

Morgan County

10 E Washington St
Martinsville, Indiana

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

Newton County

201 N 3rd St
Kentland, Indiana

Phone: (888) 663-9866
Fax: (219) 474-6348
Newton County website »

Noble County

101N Orange St
Albion, Indiana

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

Ohio County

413 Main St.
Rising Sun, Indiana

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

Orange County

1 Court Street
Paoli, Indiana

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

Owen County

60 S. Main St.
Spencer, Indiana

Owen County website »

Parke County

116 West High Street, Room 204
Rockville, Indiana

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

Perry County

2219 Payne Street
Tell City, Indiana

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

Pike County

801 Main St.
Petersburg, Indiana

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

Porter County

155 Indiana Ave
Valparaiso, Indiana

Porter County website »

Posey County

300 Main Street
Mt. Vernon, Indiana

Posey County website »

Pulaski County

112 East Main Street, # 230
Winamac, Indiana

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

Putnam County

One Courthouse Square
Greencastle, Indiana

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

Randolph County

100 S Main Street 2nd Floor
Winchester, Indiana

Randolph County website »

Ripley County

115 N. Main Street
Versailles, Indiana

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

Rush County

101 East Second Street, Room 209
Rushville, Indiana

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

Scott County

One East McClain Avenue
Scottsburg, Indiana

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

Shelby County

407 S. Harrison St., Rm. 111
Shelbyville, Indiana

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

Spencer County

200 Main Street Room 8
Rockport, Indiana

Spencer County website »

St. Joseph County

101 S. Main St.
South Bend, Indiana

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

Starke County

53 East Washington Street
Knox, Indiana

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

Steuben County

55 South Public Square
Angola, Indiana

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

Sullivan County

100 Courthouse Square
Sullivan, Indiana

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

Switzerland County

212 West Main Street
Vevay, Indiana

Phone: (812) 427-4415
Fax: (812) 427-4408
Switzerland County website »

Tippecanoe County

301 Main Street 2nd Floor
Lafayette, Indiana

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

Tipton County

101 East Jefferson Street
Tipton, Indiana

Phone: (765) 675-2795
Fax: (765) 675-6436
Tipton County website »

Union County

26 West Union Street
Liberty, Indiana

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

Vanderburgh County

1 N.W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Evansville, Indiana

Phone: (812) 436-4992
Fax: (812) 436-4999
Vanderburgh County website »

Vermillion County

255 S Main St, Suite 304
Newport, Indiana

Vermillion County website »

Vigo County

33 South 3rd Street
Terre Haute, Indiana

Vigo County website »

Wabash County

69 W Hill St
Wabash, Indiana

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

Warren County

125 North Monroe Street, # 11
Williamsport, Indiana

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

Warrick County

One County Square, Suite 200
Boonville, Indiana

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

Washington County

99 Public Square Suite 102
Salem, Indiana

Washington County website »

Wayne County

301 E Main St
Richmond, Indiana

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

Wells County

102 W Market Street, Suite 201
Bluffton, Indiana

Phone: (260) 824-6479
Fax: (260) 824-6559
Wells County website »

White County

110 North Main Street
Monticello, Indiana

Phone: (574) 583-7032
Fax: (574) 583-1532
White County website »

Whitley County

101 W Van Buren St
Columbia City, Indiana

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