Marriage License Information

Once that big decision has been made (to whom and when), you will need to come see us.

WHERE TO APPLY FOR YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE

If you will be married in Idaho, you must obtain a marriage license.
If you are to be married in another state, you will need to get a license from that state.

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

Both people need to appear at the courthouse in person.

  • Both need forms of photo identification.
  • Fill out marriage license application forms.
  • Read and sign pamphlet on AIDS in Recorder’s Office.
  • Both need social Security numbers, or letter from Social Security stating why you don’t have one. If you don’t have a Social Security number, you must submit birth certificate, passport, or other documentary evidence issued by an entity other than a state or the United States.
  • Cost: $28.00

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 18 YEARS OF AGE

  • Both people need to appear at the courthouse in person.
  • Both need forms of photo identification.
  • One parent needs to sign for those under 18. You will need one parent for each person that is under 18 years of age.
  • Fill out marriage license application forms.
  • Read and sign pamphlet on AIDS in Recorder’s Office.
  • Both need social Security numbers, or letter from Social Security stating why you don’t have one. If you don’t have a Social Security number, you must submit birth certificate, passport, or other documentary evidence issued by an entity other than a state or the United States.
  • Cost: $28.00

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.

  • Both people need to appear at the courthouse in person.
  • Both need forms of photo identification.
  • One parent needs to sign for those under 16. You will need one parent for each person that is under 16 years of age.
  • Fill out marriage license application forms.
  • Read and sign pamphlet on AIDS in Recorder’s Office.
  • Both need social Security numbers, or letter from Social Security stating why you don’t have one. If you don’t have a Social Security number, you must submit birth certificate, passport, or other documentary evidence issued by an entity other than a state or the United States.
  • Examining Physicians statement as to whether you are developed mentally and physically to assume full marital duties.
  • Cost: $88.00 (Petition for Permission to Marry filed with Magistrate Court) plus Marriage License fee of $28.00

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

WHO CAN PERFORM THE WEDDING CEREMONY?

Pursuant to Idaho Code §32-303 marriage may be solemnized by any of the following Idaho officials: a current or retired justice of the supreme court, a current or retired court of appeals judge, a current or retired district judge, the current or a former governor, the current lieutenant governor, a current or retired magistrate of the district court, a current mayor or by any of the following: a current federal judge, a current tribal judge of an Idaho Indian tribe or other tribal official approved by an official act of an Idaho Indian tribe or priest or minister of the gospel of any denomination. You will need to contact these people early so you can be placed on their calendar.

If you have any questions please contact the Recorder’s Office. We prefer that you come before 4:00 p.m. to avoid a long wait.