Marriage Licenses may be issued to couples if one party is a resident of Tippecanoe County. If neither the bride or groom are an Indiana resident,we can only issue a license if they plan to be married in Tippecanoe County.
Licenses may only be issued to couples that consist of one man and one woman. IC 31-11-1-1 states: Only a female may marry a male. Only a male may marry a female. A marriage between persons of the same gender is void in Indiana even if the marriage is lawful in the place where it is solemnized.
Individuals who wish to be married must both appear together and in person to apply for a marriage license in the Clerk's Office on the 2nd Floor of the Tippecanoe County Courthouse, 301 Main Street.
Applications are available from 8:00am until 4:00pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. On Tuesday, we are open from 8:00am until 6:30pm. Please allow yourself at least thirty (30) minutes to complete the application.
Valid government issued identification that shows a date of birth. Certified copy of State Issued Birth Certificate.
Passport, military identification or discharge papers which contain date of birth.You must also prove your residency in Tippecanoe County if you live in Indiana. (If you live in Indiana but not in Tippecanoe County, then you must get your marriage license in your county of residency.) If you are claiming residency in Tippecanoe County and your Indiana driver's license or state ID card shows your current residence address, then you need not bring anything else. However, if your driver's license or state ID card does not have your current residence, then please bring in a lease, a utility bill, or a bank statement addressed to you at your current address.Age:
Applicants at least 18 years of age may marry without special consent. According to IC 31-11-2, persons who are 17 years of age must apply for the license withparent(s) or the person with legal custody who must sign the consent portion. Individuals 16 years of age or younger must petition the court as directedin IC 31-11-1-6.**Begin Application Online!!** http://www.in.gov/judiciary/marriage/
You may begin your marriage license application online by completing your personal and family history information. You must then appear in the Clerk's Office to verify the information and complete the application within ten days. To begin, click http://www.in.gov/judiciary/marriage/ and read and follow the instructions. Be sure to save your application when the information is completed; you will receive a License Key number. Bring that information along with the required ID and other documents together with the necessary payment.
According to IC 31-11-6-1, members of the clergy may perform marriages (including a minister, priest, bishop, rabbi, imam, etc.) judge, magistrate, clerk or deputy clerk of the Circuit Court or a clerk or clerk-treasurer of a city or town. A list of judges and elected officials who perform weddings may be found by clicking here.
A marriage license expires sixty (60) days after it is issued and is only valid in the State of Indiana. You will receive the license the same day that you apply.
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