Indiana Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Indiana marriage divorce recordsCapitol: Indianapolis
Most Populous City: Indianapolis
Total Area: 36,418 sq mi 
Total Population (2010): 6483802
Source: Wikipedia

Indiana marriage records and Indiana divorce records are the responsibility of the office of the circuit court of each county; the Office of Vital Records does not have copies, although the State Board of Health maintains a marriage index beginning in 1958. Indiana's first marriage regulations were enacted in 1788, with marriage licenses mandatory in 1800. Marriage transcripts date back to 1882 and applications (with more personal information) in 1906. Neighboring Cincinnati was an "open marriage" locale, with no restrictions, and many ancestral Kentucky and Indiana marriage records can be found there. The Indiana State Archives and the Indiana State Library have indexes and marriage records for 1850-1920 and divorce records for 1882-1920, as contained in the "Indiana Vital Records Collection", compiled by the Indiana Works Progress Administration in 1942. The Indiana State Library website has an online index for pre-1850 Indiana marriages.

For more information on Indiana vital records, visit Indiana Birth & Death Vital Records

Indiana Vital Records Offices

Record Type: Marriage Certificates, Divorce Records
Note: Marriage and divorce records are found at county of issue. The index of marriages can also be found at the Indiana State Library, the throughput varies however.
Records Available: Statewide Court Records
State Court Administrator
Indiana Supreme Court
30 South Meridian Street, Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-232-2542
Fax: 317-233-6586

Business Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Note: Except for the online research capabilities described below, all court record access must be done at the local level.

Records Available: Criminal Records
Indiana State Police
Criminal History Records
PO Box 6188
Indianapolis, IN 46206-6188
Phone: 317-232-5424
Fax: 317-233-8813

Business Hours: 8:15AM-4PM
Note: The State of Indiana has contracted with L-1 Enrollment Services to provide electronic applicant fingerprint processing services. Visit and click on "Inkless."
Record Access Requirements: The release of records is governed by IC 10-13-3-27. A "Limited Criminal History" is available to designated entities including employers, licensing agencies, schools, and certain other designates.
Search Note: Submitting fingerprints is an option, but if requesting record on oneself. 100% of the records are fingerprint-supported.

Records Available: Incarceration Records
Indiana Department of Correction, IGCS
Supervisor of Records, Room E-334
302 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-232-5765
Fax: 317-232-5728

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Note: Phone is open 7:30AM to 4:00PM
Record Access Requirements: Computerized records go back to 1989.
Search Note: Location, DOC number, physical identifiers, sentencing and conviction information, and release dates are released.

Indiana County Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

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