Welcome to Morgan County Government

County Clerk

Morgan County Clerk's Office is the record-keeper for all county court cases: civil, criminal, estates, guardianships, juvenile and small claims. Our office issues marriage licenses; processes child support and judgment payments, collects court fees for criminal cases; files all new court cases.

MORGAN COUNTY LOCAL RULES (03/04/13)  http://www.in.gov/judiciary/files/morgan-local-rules.pdf

Hours:  Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone: (765) 342-1025   

Fax: (765) 342-1111

                                                     Apply for a Marriage License - https://mycourts.in.gov/mlpublic/

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. A marriage license is valid for 60 days from the date it is issued, and couples may be married as early as the same day.  Couples who do not marry within the 60 days must apply for a new license before marrying.

The Clerk can issue a marriage license if:

  • Both applicants are 18 years of age or older;
  • One or both applicants are 17 and parents or legal guardians are present to provide consent;
  • One or both applicants are younger than 17 and have a court order granting permission to obtain a marriage license;

Exclusions. The Clerk cannot issue a marriage license if:

  • Either applicant is under the influence of drugs or alcohol when applying;
  • Applicants are more closely related than second cousins (though there is an exception if you are first cousins and both at least sixty-five (65) years of age).
  • Either applicant has been judged to be of unsound mind, unless the adjudication has been removed.

See Indiana Code 31-11 for more information about state marriage laws.

 Be sure to bring one of the following forms of identification to prove your identity and date of birth:

  • Current, valid drivers license or state-issued ID card
  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate

Indiana state law (IC 31-11-4-6) includes "any written evidence of the individual's date of birth that is satisfactory to the clerk." Local policies vary by county, so you may want to contact the clerk's office in advance. In addition, if this documentation is in any language other than English, it may be necessary to have it translated and notarized before submitting it to the clerk.

You will also be required to provide your Social Security Number, although your Social Security Card may not be required.

If you were previously married, you will need to provide the date your marriage ended. In addition, some counties require a certified copy of the divorce decree.

The marriage license fee is $18 if one or both parties are Indiana residents and $60.00 for out-of-state residents.