Justice of the Peace Weddings in Indianapolis

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PLEASE NOTE: State and county marriage license requirements often change. This information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice. It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office before making any wedding or travel plans.

Justice of the peace is an honorary title which is appointed by a municipality, but is rarily used these days in Indiana. Many folks often associate it with a Judge or someone with a law degree, but it is commonly connected to the idea of a quick, simple wedding at the courthouse.

In Indianapolis, the County Clerk or Courts in the City-County Building no longer offer "Justice of the Peace" or immediate weddings. Indianapolis is not alone, as several counties throughout Indiana no longer offer courthouse wedding ceremonies.
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Clergy, Mayors, Judges and some Clerks are authorized to serve as marriage officials in Indiana. Indy Wedding Officiants offers several of the above, both in our downtown office, on Alabama Street near Mass Ave.

If you want a simple, affordable and convenient wedding, you can walk in to our office Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Our fee is only $99 for weekday elopements, $129 for afterhours elopement's (by appointment only)

Click here to make a Reservation online now, or call us at (317) 835-9026 for details, directions, parking, etc.

Need to get an Indiana Marriage License?


You may apply for an Indiana Marriage License by beginning the process online through the state website: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2605.htm.

The couple will both be required to visit the Clerk's Office, in person, to begin and/or complete the marriage license process.

Typically, a valid Drivers license or State ID card showing your current address and date of birth will suffice for identification. Bring a certified copy of your birth certificate as well because some counties require it as a form of identification.

You do not need to be a resident of Indiana to apply for a license. Indiana residents are required to apply in their county of residence.

If you were previously married and divorced, we recommend taking a copy of your divorce decree(s) to apply as some counties require it to apply. Every county clerk will at least ask how the previous marriage ended (death, divorce, annulment) and the month and year the marriages ended.

Once you have obtained a valid Indiana marriage license, there is no blood tests, physical exams or waiting periods to get married in Indiana. The license is good for 60 days.

Effective October 6, 2014, Indiana does allow same-sex couples to apply for and obtain a marriage license. ​