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Getting married in Idaho

IMPORTANT NOTE: Marriage laws and license requirements change continually, so please check the latest information with your local marriage license bureau office or county clerk's office before making your wedding or travel plans, and before inviting your guests.

In most circumstances you may apply for a marriage license at any Idaho county clerk office where you plan to be married. These offices are usually located in the county probate court or circuit court.

Both parties must appear together.

Who may apply for a marriage license

You do not have to be a previous or current resident of Idaho to obtain a marriage license that is valid statewide.

You must be 18 years old or older to marry without parental consent. A birth certificate may be necessary to show proof of age.

If either partner is under 18, parental consent forms must be signed. You will need a certified copy of your birth certificate. If you are under 16 you cannot marry without a court order.

Cousin marriages are not permitted in Idaho.

ID requirements

The applicant must present one of the following four documents:

Original birth certificate or certified copy;
Current driver’s license;
Passport; or
State-issued identification card.

Previous marriages

If previously married, the date of divorce or date of spouse's death must be provided.

Blood tests and other tests

Blood tests are not required. Idaho Code 32-412A requires both parties to read an AIDS information sheet and sign the Marriage License Affidavit.

Marriage ceremonies and witnesses

The marriage ceremony can be held in the venue of your choice.

No witnesses are required.

Officiants

Vital Statistics requires, in order to record the license, that the officiant be authorized under Idaho Code Section 32-303. Authorized officiants must be able to perform marriages in the State of Idaho. Those who can solemnize marriages include: Justice of the Supreme Court; Appeals Judge; District Judge; Governor; Magistrate of the District Court; Mayors of Cities; Federal Judge; Tribal Judge; Lieutenant Governor; Priest or Minister of the Gospel of any denomination or faith.

Fees

The marriage license fee is $28 on weekdays, $45 on Saturdays. Accepted forms of payment are cash or in-state check. Price includes mailing of certified copy.

Waiting period

You will be issued with the marriage license on application, and you can marry immediately after receiving your license.

Validity of license

There is no expiration date on the license. If not returned within a year, please contact Vital Statistics at (334-5980). An Idaho State Marriage License is only valid in Idaho.

Copy of marriage certificate

Following your wedding ceremony, you will receive a marriage certificate.

For copies of marriage certificates:

Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics
450 W. State St., 1st Floor
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
Tel: 208-334-5988
Fax: 208-389-9096

For more information

Here is a list of County Clerk offices in Idaho:

ADA COUNTY
County Seat: Boise
Internet: adaweb.net
Clerk: Christopher Rich
200 West Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 287-6888
Fax: 287-6909

ADAMS COUNTY
County Seat: Council
Internet: www.co.adams.id.us
Clerk: Sherry Ward
P.O. Box 48
Council, ID 83612
Phone: 253-4561
Fax: 253-4880
Email: sward@co.adams.id.us

BANNOCK COUNTY
County Seat: Pocatello
Internet: co.bannock.id.us
Clerk: Dale Hatch
624 East Center, Room 211
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: 236-7368
Fax: 236-7345
Email: daleh@co.bannock.id.us

BEAR LAKE COUNTY
County Seat: Paris
Internet: bearlakecounty.info
Clerk: Kerry Haddock
P.O. Box 190
Paris, ID 83261
Phone: 945-2212
Fax: 945-2248
Email: khaddock@dcdi.net

BENEWAH COUNTY
County Seat: St. Maries
Clerk: J. Michele Reynolds
701 College Avenue, Suite 106
St. Maries, ID 83861
Phone: 245-3212
Fax: 245-9152
Email: jreynolds@benewahcounty.org

BINGHAM COUNTY
County Seat: Blackfoot
Internet: www.co.bingham.id.us
Clerk: Sara Staub
501 North Maple #205
Blackfoot, ID 83221
Phone: 782-3160
Fax: 785-4131
Email: sstaub@co.bingham.id.us

BLAINE COUNTY
County Seat: Hailey
Internet: co.blaine.id.us
Clerk: JoLynn Drage
206 South 1st Avenue, Suite 200
Hailey, ID 83333
Phone: 788-5531
Fax: 788-5501
Email: jdrage@co.blaine.id.us

BOISE COUNTY
County Seat: Idaho City
Internet: boisecounty.us
Clerk: Mary Prisco
P.O. Box 1300
Idaho City, ID 83631
Phone: 392-4431 ext 119
Fax: 392-4473

BONNER COUNTY
County Seat: Sandpoint
Internet: co.bonner.id.us
Clerk: Marie Scott
1500 Highway 2, Suite 336
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: 265-1437
Fax: 265-1447
Email: mscott@co.bonner.id.us

BONNEVILLE COUNTY
County Seat: Idaho Falls
Internet: co.bonneville.id.us
Clerk: Ronald Longmore
605 North Capital Avenue
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Phone: 529-1350 ext 1355
Fax: 529-1311
Email: rlongmore@co.bonneville.id.us

BOUNDARY COUNTY
County Seat: Bonners Ferry
Internet: boundarycountyid.org
Clerk: Glenda Poston
P.O. Box 419
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
Phone: 267-2242
Fax: 267-7814
Email: gposton@boundarycountyid.org

BUTTE COUNTY
County Seat: Arco
Clerk: Trilby McAffee
P.O. Box 737
Arco, ID 83213
Phone: 527-3021
Fax: 527-3295
Email: butteclerk@atcnet.net

CAMAS COUNTY
County Seat: Fairfield
Clerk: Korri Blodgett
P.O. Box 430
Fairfield, ID 83327
Phone: 764-2242
Fax: 764-2349

CANYON COUNTY
County Seat: Caldwell
Internet: canyoncounty.org
Clerk: Chris Yamamotto
1115 Albany Street
Caldwell, ID 83605
Phone: 454-7556
Fax: 454-6689

CARIBOU COUNTY
County Seat: Soda Springs
Internet: www.co.caribou.id.us
Clerk: Veda Mascarenas
Box 775
Soda Springs, ID 83276
Phone: 547-4324
Fax: 547-4759
Email: vmascarenas@co.caribou.id.us

CASSIA COUNTY
County Seat: Burley
Internet: cassiacounty.org
Clerk: Joseph Larsen
1459 Overland Avenue
Burley, ID 83318
Phone: 878-5231
Fax: 878-5344
Email: cassiaclerk@cassiacounty.org

CLARK COUNTY
County Seat: Dubois
Clerk: Lisa Black
P.O. Box 205
Dubois, ID 83423
Phone: 374-5304
Fax: 374-5609
Email: clarkclk@mudlake.net

CLEARWATER COUNTY
County Seat: Orofino
Internet: www.clearwatercounty.org
Clerk: Carrie Bird
P.O. Box 586
Orofino, ID 83544
Phone: 476-5596
Fax: 476-9315
Email: cbird@clearwatercounty.org

CUSTER COUNTY
County Seat: Challis
Internet: co.custer.id.us
Clerk: Barbara Tierney
P.O. Box 385
Challis, ID 83226
Phone: 879-2360
Fax: 879-5246
Email: bbreedlove@co.custer.id.us

ELMORE COUNTY
County Seat: Mountain Home
Internet: elmorecounty.org
Clerk: Barbara Steele
150 South 4th East, Suite 3
Mountain Home, ID 83647
Phone: 587-2130 ext 202
Fax: 587-2159

FRANKLIN COUNTY
County Seat: Preston
Internet: franklincountyidaho.org
Clerk: Shauna Geddes
39 West Oneida
Preston, ID 83263
Phone: 852-1090
Fax: 852-1094

FREMONT COUNTY
County Seat: St. Anthony
Internet: co.fremont.id.us
Clerk: Abbie Mace
151 West 1st North
St. Anthony, ID 83445
Phone: 624-7332
Fax: 624-7335
Email: amace@co.fremont.id.us

GEM COUNTY
County Seat: Emmett
Internet: www.co.gem.id.us
Clerk: Shelly Gannon
415 East Main Street
Emmett, ID 83617
Phone: 365-4561
Fax: 365-7795
Email: clerk@co.gem.id.us

GOODING COUNTY
County Seat: Gooding
Internet: goodingcounty.org
Clerk: Denise Gill
P.O. Box 417
Gooding, ID 83330
Phone: 934-4841
Fax: 934-5085
Email: dgill@co.gooding.id.us

IDAHO COUNTY
County Seat: Grangeville
Internet: idahocounty.org
Clerk: Kathy Ackerman
320 West Main
Grangeville, ID 83530
Phone: 983-2751
Fax: 983-1428

JEFFERSON COUNTY
County Seat: Rigby
Internet: www.co.jefferson.id.us
Clerk: Christine Boulter
210 Courthouse Way, Suite 100
Rigby, ID 83442
Phone: 745-7756
Fax: 745-9397
Email: cboulter@co.jefferson.id.us

JEROME COUNTY
County Seat: Jerome
Internet: jeromecountyid.us
Clerk: Michelle Emerson
300 North Lincoln
Jerome, ID 83338
Phone: 644-2714
Fax: 644-2609
Email: memerson@co.jerome.id.us

KOOTENAI COUNTY
County Seat: Coeur d'Alene
Internet: co.kootenai.id.us
Clerk: Cliff Hayes
P.O. Box 9000
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816-9000
Phone: 466-4650
Fax: 446-1662

LATAH COUNTY
County Seat: Moscow
Internet: latah.id.us
Clerk: Susan Petersen
P.O. Box 8068
Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: 883-2249
Fax: 883-7203
Email: spetersen@latah.id.us

LEMHI COUNTY
County Seat: Salmon
Internet: lemhicountyidaho.org
Clerk: Terri Morton
206 Courthouse Drive
Salmon, ID 83467
Phone: 756-2815 ext 221
Fax: 756-8424
Email: clerk.lemhicounty@centurytel.net

LEWIS COUNTY
County Seat: Nezperce
Internet: lewiscountyid.us
Clerk: Cathy Larson
510 Oak Street, Room #1
Nezperce, ID 83543
Phone: 937-9213
Fax: 937-9234
Email: clarson@lewiscountyid.org

LINCOLN COUNTY
County Seat: Shoshone
Internet: lincolncountyid.us
Clerk: Suzanne McConnell
111 West B Street, Suite C
Shoshone, ID 83352
Phone: 886-7641
Fax: 886-2798

MADISON COUNTY
County Seat: Rexburg
Internet: co.madison.id.us
Clerk: Kim Muir
134 East Main
Rexburg, ID 83440
Phone: 359-6200 ext 1
Fax: 356-8396

MINIDOKA COUNTY
County Seat: Rupert
Internet: www.minidoka.id.us
Clerk: Patty Temple
P.O. Box 368
Rupert, ID 83350
Phone: 436-9511
Fax: 436-1738

NEZ PERCE COUNTY
County Seat: Lewiston
Internet: www.co.nezperce.id.us
Clerk: Patty Weeks
P.O. Box 896
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: 799-3020
Fax: 799-3070
Email: pattyweeks@co.nezperce.id.us

ONEIDA COUNTY
County Seat: Malad
Internet: co.oneida.id.us
Clerk: Lon Colton
10 Court Street
Malad, ID 83252
Phone: 766-4116 ext 100
Fax: 766-2448

OWYHEE COUNTY
County Seat: Murphy
Internet: owyheecounty.net
Clerk: Charlotte Sherburn
P.O. Box 128
Murphy, ID 83650
Phone: 495-2421
Fax: 495-1173
Email: csherburn@co.owyhee.id.us

PAYETTE COUNTY
County Seat: Payette
Internet: payettecounty.org
Clerk: Betty Dressen
1130 3rd Avenue North, Room 104
Payette, ID 83661
Phone: 642-6000
Fax: 642-6011
Email: bdressen@payettecounty.org

POWER COUNTY
County Seat: American Falls
Internet: www.co.power.id.us
Clerk: Christine Steinlicht
543 Bannock Avenue
American Falls, ID 83211
Phone: 226-7611
Fax: 226-7612
Email: csteinlicht@co.power.id.us

SHOSHONE COUNTY
County Seat: Wallace
Clerk: Peggy DeLange-White
700 Bank Street, Suite 120
Wallace, ID 83873
Phone: 752-1264
Fax: 752-8881
Email: pwhite@co.shoshone.id.us

TETON COUNTY
County Seat: Driggs
Internet: tetoncountyidaho.gov
Clerk: Mary Lou Hansen
89 North Main #1
Driggs, ID 83422
Phone: 354-8780
Fax: 354-8410
Email: mlhansen@co.teton.id.us

TWIN FALLS COUNTY
County Seat: Twin Falls
Internet: twinfallscounty.org
Clerk: Kristina Glascock
P.O. Box 126
Twin Falls, ID 83303-0126
Phone: 736-4075
Fax: 736-4182
Email: kglascoc@co.twin-falls.id.us

VALLEY COUNTY
County Seat: Cascade
Internet: co.valley.id.us
Clerk: Archie Banbury Jr.
P.O. Box 1350
Cascade, ID 83611
Phone: 382-7100
Fax: 382-7107
Email: abanbury@co.valley.id.us

WASHINGTON COUNTY
County Seat: Weiser
Internet: www.co.washington.id.us
Clerk: Sharon Widner
P.O. Box 670
Weiser, ID 83672
Phone: 414-2092
Fax: 414-3925
Email: wcclerk@co.washington.id.us

 

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