Marriage License Requirements

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Heather Stevens,
Circuit Court Clerk

813 Lincolnway Suite 105
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone (LP): 219-326-6808
Phone (MC): 219-874-5611 Ext. 2250

Office staff extension: 2088


Monday - Friday

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM


  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Both applicants must be present at the time of application with a valid driver's license or a state identification card for proof of residency, identity, and date of birth.
  • If either applicant has been divorced within six months prior to application, that applicant must have a certified copy of the divorce decree, signed and dated, with a judge's signature.
  • If at least one of the applicants is a resident of La Porte County, the fee is $25.00, payable in cash only.
  • If both applicants are out-of-state residents, the fee is $65.00, payable in cash only.  Applicants must be married in La Porte County, Indiana if they are both out-of-state residents.
  • If both applicants are Indiana residents, but live outside of La Porte County, they must apply in the county in which they live.
  • Once the license is obtained, Indiana residents may be married anywhere in the state. The records will be recorded in the county in which application was made.
  • If the couple is being married in another state,  applicants must follow that state's requirements.
  • License is valid for 60 days, and can be used the same day of application.   An appointment is needed to be married by the Clerk of the Courts.
  • Judges are available by appointment only.  The Circuit Court Clerk will marry on weekends and evenings by appointment only.  No fee is required.


  • All above requirements apply
  • Both parents of under age applicants must be present, with their valid driver's license or state identification card.
  • The under age applicant must have a certified copy of their birth certificate
  • If the under age applicant is not an Indiana resident, he or she cannot apply in Indiana


To be married in the State of Indiana, a couple must have a marriage license. To apply for a marriage license in Indiana, both you and your future spouse must appear in person at the Clerk's Office in an Indiana county where one of you resides, or for non-residents in the Indiana county where the marriage will be solemnized.

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