Obtaining a Marriage License
For Non-Indiana Residents and Residents of St. Joseph County:
A marriage license can be obtained at the St. Joseph County Clerk’s Office - 101 South Main Street, South Bend, Indiana 46601. Phone (574) 235-9635.
PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU GO TO BE SURE THE OFFICE IS OPEN
The Homestead 1835 is located in ST. JOSEPH County
To obtain the marriage license the bride and groom other must both appear in person, both with ONE valid form of identification each (i.e. driver’s license, state ID, passport, or birth certificate).
The license costs: $18 if you are a resident of St. Joseph County or $60 if you are not a resident, which can either be paid by CASH or money order. No tests are required to obtain the license. Upon receiving the license it will be good for 60 days. -- Click here for more information.
For Indiana Residents outside St. Joseph County
If the bride and groom live in Indiana, both may appear in person at the Clerk’s Office in the Indiana county where the bride or groom reside. Example: If you live in Valparaiso, IN you may apply for a marriage license in Porter County and then be married at The Homestead 1835.