Marriage License Requirements
Lake County, Indiana       

  1. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. 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. Social security number is also required.
  3. If at least one of the applicants is a resident of Lake County, the fee is $18.00, payable by cash only.
  4. If neither applicant is not an Indiana resident, the fee is $60.00, payable by cash only. The application and subsequent wedding must take place in the County they applied in.  
  5. If either applicant is an Indiana resident, but live outside of Lake County, they must go to the county in which they reside.
  6. Once the license is obtained, Indiana residents may be married anywhere in the state of Indiana. The records will be recorded in whatever county you applied in.
  7. If the couple is being married in another state, they must go to that state and follow that state’s requirements.
  8. The license is valid for 60 days, and can be used the same day it is applied for. There is no waiting period.
  9. Judges are available Monday through Friday, 11:00 A.M. to 12:45 P.M. must call for an appointment. Fee is required.
  10. Lake County is now accepting on line applications, the couple will complete the form on line at in.gov/marriage. The couple will arrive at the clerk's office and inform the staff that the form was completed on line. The record will be searched in Incite and completed by a Deputy Clerk.

If applicants are under 18 years of age (17)

  1. All above requirements apply.
  2. Both parents of underage applicant must be present, with their valid driver’s license or state identification card, and a certified copy of their birth certificate.
  3. The underage applicant must have a certified copy of their birth certificate.
  4. If the underage applicant is not an Indiana resident, he or she cannot apply in Indiana.

For more information, please call;

219-648-6996
219-755-3466 

Thank you,

Hon. Lorenzo Arredondo
Lake County Clerk

As of 5-21-2020