Marriage license applications available online

Huntington County residents may begin their marriage license application online, as of Jan. 1, 2012.

County Clerk Kittie Keiffer says starting the process online cuts the time spent in the office in half, and makes answers to required questions more accurate.

To be married in the State of Indiana, a couple must have a marriage license and both parties must appear in person at the Clerk's office where one or both spouses reside.

However, sometimes applicants do not know answers to questions like parents' birthplace or previous addresses - all questions applicants must answer to earn approval.

When the process is started online, Keiffer says it gives the applicants the "opportunity to think" or gather that information before coming to the office.

She says that recently more applicants have been using the online tool.

"It is a busy time - planning a marriage," she notes.

The benefits of time saving and accuracy make the process easier, Keiffer says.

To use the online application, visit www.in.gov/judiciary/2605.htm.

A license is valid for 60 days from the date it is issued, and couples may be married as soon as the same day the application is approved.

For more information contact the County Clerk's Office at 358-4817.