Marriage License Information

Where to apply for your marriage license?

  • Marriage licenses are issued in the Recorder’s office.
  • If you are married in Idaho, you must obtain a marriage license. If you are married in another state, you will need to get a license from that state.
  • Two copies of the license are issued – one is for the couple, the other is sent in by the person who performed the ceremony to be recorded.

Who can perform the wedding ceremony?

  • Judge, Mayor, or Minister. You will need to contact these people early so you will be placed on their calendar.

What you will need if you are over 18 years of age.

  • Both parties must be present at the courthouse
  • Both need forms of photo identification and proof of age
  • Both need Social Security Cards
  • Read and Sign pamphlet on AIDS (in the recorder’s office)
  • Cost: $28.00 (cash, check, or money order)

What you will need if you are 16 or 17 years of age

  • Both parties must be present at the courthouse
  • Both parties need forms of photo identification and proof of age
  • Both parties need Social Security Cards
  • Each person under 18 needs a parent’s signature and the parent must be present
  • Read and sign pamphlet on AIDS (in Recorder’s Office)
  • Cost: $28.00 (Cash, check, or money order)

What you will need if you are under 15 years of age

  • If you are under 15 years of age, you must have an appointment with the Magistrate Judge to obtain a court order permitting the 15 year old to be married.
  • Each person under 16 needs a parent’s signature and the parent must be present
  • Both parties must be present at the courthouse
  • Both need forms of photo identification and proof of age
  • Both parties need Social Security Cards
  • Read and sign pamphlet on AIDS (Recorder’s Office)
  • Cost: $28.00 (Cash, check, or money order)