Jay County Marriage Licenses

Search for Jay County IN marriage license rules and requirements. You can learn how to get a marriage license, a marriage certificate, or marriage records from your local Marriage License Office, Clerk, Health Department, or Town or City Hall.


Jay County Marriage License Jay County Courthouse Portland IN 47371 260-726-4951


Dunkirk Clerk 131 South Main Street Dunkirk IN 47336 765-768-6565

Jay County Clerk 120 North Court Street Portland IN 47371 260-726-6915

Jay County Health Department 504 West Arch Street Portland IN 47371 260-726-8080

Pennville Town Hall 105 North Washington Street Pennville IN 47369 260-731-2801

About Marriage Licenses



Marriage License Application Requirements and Process:

1. Apply where: Clerk's Office

2. Minimum Age: 18, or 17 with parental approval and 15 with court order

3. Cost/fees: $18 for residents, $60 if one or both are non-residents

4. Identification: driver's license, state-issued identification, passport, military identification

5. Blood test / Physical Test: No

6. Residency Requirement: No

7. Witnesses: No

8. License Valid: 60 days

9. Waiting Period: No

10. Same-sex marriage: Yes

11. Marriage between cousins: Yes, if over 65 years old

12. Divorce/Widow: Yes, with disclosure

13. Proxy Marriage: No

14. Common Law Marriage: No

Questions/Answers about Jay County Marriage Licenses

What do you have to do to get married?

To get married in Indiana, both members of the couple must visit a Clerk's Office in person to fill out a marriage license application.You will have to meet certain age requirements, provide photo identification, and pay a fee. The fee differs depending on whether both members of the couple are Indiana residents or not. Once you have received the marriage license, you must perform a marriage ceremony while the license is still valid. Your officiant will fill out the marriage license and forward it to the county authorities. You will then be able to order a marriage certificate from the Clerk's Office.

How do I get a marriage license in Jay County, Indiana?

You will need to visit the Clerk's Office to apply for a marriage license. Both members of the couple must provide proof of age and photo identification, as well as proof of residency to pay the discounted Indiana resident fee.

How much does it cost to get a marriage license in Indiana?

If both members of the couple are Indiana residents, the marriage license will cost $18. If one or both are not Indiana residents, the license will cost $60.

How old do you have to be to get married in Jay County?

You must reach the minimum of 15 years of age to get married in Indiana. Individuals who are under 18 are required to have parental consent or a court order to get married.