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Idaho Marriage License Requirements

Below is the information on what you need to bring with you, and what you need to know about the marriage laws before filling out the marriage license forms.

In order to get married, you need to apply and receive a marriage license. This is the document that allows you to officially be married under the law. Always check with your city's marriage bureau at your clerk of court's office to find out what your local rules are.

Licenses are usually not valid for more than 30 days so you'll typically need to apply for your marriage license within one month of your wedding ceremony. You need to submit your birth certificates, tax information, and other official documents.

When you apply for your license, you'll not only need a proof of identification and age, will need to provide any information about previous marriages, and will need to pay a nominal fee. You will also need to have a witness when you sign the application, so plan on bringing your maid of honor or best man with you. The bride will need to know what her married name will be before she signs the marriage certificate. You'll have to write that name on the application.

IMPORTANT: You are not officially married when you receive a marriage license. You need to have a justice of the peace or a religious clergyman sign the document. On your wedding day, you'll give your officiant your marriage license, then after the ceremony, he'll sign it and send it to the proper government agency for validation.

ID Requirement: Picture ID such as a driver's license. If application is mailed or faxed in, it must be witnessed by a Notary Public.

Residency Requirement: Do not have to be a resident of Idaho.

Waiting Period: 3 days.

If Divorced: If divorced within the last 60 days, a certified copy of the divorce decree is needed.

Fees: Cash Only! $25

Other Tests: No tests

Under 18: Need certified copy of birth certificate, both parents must be present with identification, or if you have a legal guardian they must be present with a court order and identification.

Officiants: The minister, priest or rabbi of any church or congregation in the state may perform marriages. Ministers must provide marriage certificates to the couple married and report the marriage to the Marriage Commissioner.

Valid: License is valid for 90 days anywhere in Idaho.
The license can only be used within the State of Idaho.


IMPORTANT: State and county marriage license requirements can change so make sure you check with your local town clerk. This information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice. It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any plans.

Ada County Recorder 650 Main St Boise, ID 83702 208-364-2222
Adams County Clerk P.O. Box 48 Council, ID 83612 208-253-4561
Bannock County Recorder 624 East Center, Room 211 Pocatello, ID 83205 208-236-7340
Bear Lake County Recorder P.O. Box 190 Paris, ID 83261 208-945-2212
Benewah County Clerk Courthouse St Maries, ID 83861 208-245-3212
Bingham County Clerk 501 North
le St Blackfoot, ID 83221 208-785-5005
Blaine County Recorder 206 1st Ave. S., Ste. 200 Hailey, ID 83333 208-788-5505
Boise County Recorder P.O. Box 157 Idaho City, ID 83631 208-392-4431
Bonner County Recorder 1500 Hwy 2, Suite 335 Sand Point, ID 83864 208-265-1490
Bonneville County Clerk Recorder 605 North Capital Ave Idaho Falls, ID 83402 208-529-1350
Boundary County Recorder315 Kootenai St P.O. Box 419 Bonners Ferry, ID 83805 208-267-2242
Butte County Clerk P.O. Box 737 Arco, ID 83213 208-527-3021
Camas County Clerk P.O. Box 430 Fairfield, ID 83327 208-764-2242
Canyon County Recorder 1115 Albany St Caldwell, ID 83605 208-454-7552
Caribou County Clerk P.O. Box 775 Soda Springs, ID 83276 208-547-4342
Cassia County Recorder Cassia County Courthouse 1459 Overland Ave, # 105 Burley, ID 83318 208-678-5240
Clark County Clerk P.O. Box 205 Dubois, ID 83423 208-374-5304
Clearwater County Recorder P.O. Box 586 Orofino, ID 83544 208-476-5615
Custer County Clerk P.O. Box 385 Challis, ID 83226 208-879-2360
Elmore County Recorder 150 South 4th East Mountain Home, ID 83647 208-587-2130
Franklin County Recorder 39 West Oneida Preston, ID 83263 208-852-1090
Fremont County Clerk 151 W 1st N. Saint Anthony, ID 83445 208-624-7332
Gem County Recorder 415 E Main St Emmett, ID 83617 208-365-4561
Gooding County Clerk P.O. Box 417 Gooding, ID 83330 208-934-4841
Idaho County Recorder Idaho County Courthouse, Rm 5 Grangeville, ID 83530 208-983-2751
Jefferson County Clerk 134 North Clark Rigby, ID 83442 208-745-7756
Jerome County Recorder P.O. Box 407 Burley, ID 83318 208-324-8811
Kootenai County Recorder 501 Government Way Coer D' Alene, ID 83814 208-769-4400
Latah County Clerk 522 South Adams P.O. Box 8068 Moscow, ID 83843 208-882-8580
Lemhi County Clerk 206 Courthouse Drive Salmon, ID 83467 208-756-2815
Lewis County Clerk P.O. Box 39 Nezperce, ID 83543 208-937-2661
Lincoln County Clerk 111 W B St Shoshone, ID 83352 208-886-7641
Madison County Recorder 159 East Main Rexburg, ID 83440 208-356-3662
Minidoka County Recorder P.O. Box 474 Rupert, ID 83350 208-436-9511
Nez Perce County Recorder P.O. Box 896 Lewiston, ID 83501 208-799-3020
Oneida County Clerk 10 Court St Malad City, ID 83252 208-766-4116
Owyhee County Clerk P.O. Box 128 Murphy, ID 83650 208-495-2421
Payette County Recorder 1130 3rd Ave North Payette, ID 83661 208-642-6000
Power County Clerk 543 Bannock American Falls, ID 83211 208-226-7611
Shoshone County Clerk P.O. Box 1049 Wallace, ID 83873 208-752-1264
Teton County Recorder 89 North Main Driggs, ID 83422 208-354-2905
Twin Falls County Recorder P.O. Box 126 Twin Falls, ID 83303 208-736-4004
Valley County Recorder 219 North Main Cascade, ID 83611 208-382-4297
Washington County Clerk P.O. Box 670 Weiser, ID 83672 208-549-2092