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Marriage Licenses

Effective: July 1, 2020:  Marriage Licenses by Appointment Only.  Please call the Clerk’s office to schedule your appointment.

Begin Your Marriage License Online

State of Indiana Marriage License Online Form

Where to Apply

Indiana residents must obtain a 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 performed. Both must apply in person together.


If at least one of the applicants is a resident of Washington County, the fee is $29, which includes one certified copy. The fee is due at time of application. If both applicants are non-residents, the fee is $69 at time of application. Cash or Card only.  NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED.


Applicants must show proof of identification by a valid driver’s license or an original certified copy of their birth certificate. If these forms are not available a state-issued identification card, baptismal certificate with date of birth, military I.D., passport, life insurance policy with date of birth, school I.D., or transcripts of school records with date of birth may be accepted.

Waiting Period

A marriage license can be issued on the same day of application. There is no legal waiting period to obtain your marriage license. The license is valid for sixty (60) days from date of issuance during which time the marriage must be performed. 

Age Requirements

Applicants must be 18 or older. Applicants age 17 must have parental consent. Applicants aged 15 and 16 must have a court order and parental consent.

Previous Marriages

If there have been any previous marriages, the application requires information of the month and year marriages ended as well as the manner (e.g., divorce, death, annulment). If you have been divorced for less than 60 days, you must provide a copy of the divorce decree.


Washington County Clerk
801 S. Jackson Street Suite 102
Salem, IN 47167


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 
8:00am - 4:00pm 

Office Contacts:
Stephanie K. Rockey
County Clerk