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Marriage License

Scott County Clerk's Office handles the issue of marriage licenses.

  • View application requirements
  • A marriage license is valid for 60 days from the date it is issued, and couples may be married as early as the same day. Couples who do not marry within the 60 days must apply for a new license before marrying.
  • Both applicants are 18 years of age or older;
  • One or both applicants are 17 and parents or legal guardians are present to provide consent;
  • One or both applicants are younger than 17 and have a court order granting permission to obtain a marriage license
  • Apply online for your marriage license.

The Clerk CANNOT issue a marriage license if:

  • Either applicant is under the influence of drugs or alcohol when applying;
  • Applicants are more closely related than second cousins (though there is an exception if you are first cousins and both at least sixty-five (65) years of age).
  • Either applicant has been judged to be of unsound mind, unless the adjudication has been removed.

See Indiana Code 31-11 for more information about state marriage laws.

 Costs for Marriage License:

  • The marriage license fee is $18 if one or both parties are Scott County residents and $60.00 for out-of-state residents.