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WHAT YOU WILL NEED IF YOU ARE OVER 18 YEARS OF AGE

Both people need to appear at the courthouse in person.

  • Both parties need to be present to fill out Marriage License Affidavit.
  • $28 fee for marriage license. Cash only please.
  • $2 fee for certified copies of marriage licenses.
  • Proof of identity is required (drivers license, state issued ID, Military ID)
  • Social Security Numbers are required

Two copies are issued -- one is for the couple, the other is sent in by the person performing the ceremony to be recorded.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED IF YOU ARE 16 or 17 YEARS OF AGE

Both people need to appear at the courthouse in person.  One parent must be present to sign for each person under 18. 

  • Both parties need to be present to fill out Marriage License Affidavit.
  • $28 fee for marriage license. Cash only please.
  • $2 fee for certified copies of marriage licenses.
  • Proof of identity is required (drivers license, state issued ID, Military ID)
  • Social Security Numbers are required

Two copies are issued -- one is for the couple, the other is sent in by the person performing the ceremony to be recorded.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED IF YOU ARE UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE

If you are under 16 years of age, you must have an appointment with the Magistrate Judge to obtain a court order permitting the 16 year old to be married. You may make an appointment with the Magistrate Court Judges at 782-3123.  Also, one parent must be present to sign for each person under 16. 

  • Both parties need to be present to fill out Marriage License Affidavit.
  • $28 fee for marriage license. Cash only please.
  • $2 fee for certified copies of marriage licenses.
  • Proof of identity is required (drivers license, state issued ID, Military ID)
  • Social Security Numbers are required

Two copies are issued -- one is for the couple, the other is sent in by the person performing the ceremony to be recorded.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who can perform the wedding ceremony?
Judge, Mayor or person recognized by religion (Minister, Bishop, etc). You will need to contact these people early so you will be placed on their calendar. You may make an appointment with the Magistrate Court Judges at 782-3123 and District Court Judges at 782-3146.

Do I need to be a resident of Idaho to obtain a marriage license?
No, however, with an Idaho State license, you must get married in Idaho.

Is there a waiting period before using the license?
No, you may get married the same day.

Can you perform the ceremony in your office?
No, you may contact a judge to make an appointment for the same day or for the future. You may make an appointment with the Magistrate Court Judges at 782-3123 and District Court Judges at 782-3146.

Is an appointment necessary?
No, the office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except state holidays.

Do both parties need to be present at the same time?
Yes, both male and female must appear before the clerk.

Is a blood test required?
No, blood tests are not necessary. State law, Idaho Code 32-412A, requires both parties to read and sign a premarital AIDS educational pamphlet (available at the counter).

Can I use this Marriage License in another state?
No, a State of Idaho Marriage License is only valid in Idaho.

Are marriage ceremonies performed in the clerk's office?
No, you may contact a judge to make an appointment for the same day or for the future. You may make an appointment with the Magistrate Court Judges at 782-3123 and District Court Judges at 782-3146.

When we receive the Marriage License, are we married?
No, an authorized clergy member, judge, or other designated official, i.e., mayor or governor, must perform the ceremony.

When will the Marriage License expire?
There is no expiration date on the license. If not used within a year, both parties will have to sign a Recorder's affidavit.  

Do you accept a charge/debit card?
No, we do not. However, there is an ATM in the building.

If you have any questions please contact the Recorder's Office.

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