How to Get Married in IdahoWondering how to get married in Idaho? It’s pretty simple. Basically, you go to the courthouse, get a license, and have a ceremony officiated by a person authorized by the state, and have that person sign and return the license. Below are more details, as well as links to websites (or phone numbers) where you can find out about each county’s specific hours and fees.

Steps for getting married in Idaho

  1. The couple (both of you must be present) must go to the County Recorder’s Office.
    • You can go to the Recorder’s Office in any county; it need not be the county in which you live.
    • You do not need to be a legal resident of the State of Idaho.
    • No appointment is necessary.
    • Blood tests are not required.
    • Both parties must read an AIDS information sheet and sign the Marriage License Affidavit.
    • Bring valid drivers licenses, state issued IDs, passports, or original/certified birth certificates. You must both have social security numbers as well.
    • See the list of counties below to find a link to a specific County Recorder’s Office website, which will list hours, fees, etc. for that county.
  2. Pay the license fee.
    • The fee is around $30 but can vary from county to county.
    • Bring cash; most County Recorder’s Offices do not accept checks or cards.
    • See the list of counties below to find a link to a specific County Recorder’s Office website, which will list hours, fees, etc. for that county.
  3. After receiving the license, “an authorized clergy member, judge, or other designated official” must perform a ceremony and sign the license.
    • The ceremony doesn’t have to be a formal affair. Depending on the officiant and his or her policies, it can be as simple as signing the license.
    • There is no waiting period. You can get married the same day you receive the marriage license.
    • There is no expiration date for an Idaho marriage license. If you wish, you can get the license weeks or months before the wedding ceremony.
    • If you are looking for someone to officiate your ceremony, click here.
  4. Once the license is signed, it must be returned to the County Recorder’s Office at which it was issued.
    • The the signed license can be mailed or delivered in person.
    • The officiant can return the license though many couples prefer to take care of it themselves.

More informtion from Idaho.gov.

Below is a list of Idaho Counties and the best way to get more information about marriage licenses in that county. Most County Recorders have web pages. If a web page is not available, a phone number is given.

CountyRecorder’s Office Contact Info
Ada CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Adams CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Bannock CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Bear Lake CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Benewah CountyCall (208) 245-3212
Bingham CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Blaine CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Boise CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Bonner CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Bonneville CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Boundary CountyCall (208) 267-2242
Butte CountyCall (208) 527-3021
Camas CountyCall (208) 764-2242
Canyon CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Caribou CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Cassia CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Clark CountyCall (208) 374-5304
Clearwater CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Custer CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Elmore CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Franklin CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Fremont CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Gem CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Gooding CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Idaho CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Jefferson CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Jerome CountyCall (208) 644-2714
Kootenai CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Latah CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Lemhi CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Lewis CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Lincoln CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Madison CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Minidoka CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Nez Perce CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Oneida CountyCall (208) 766-4116 ex. 100
Owyhee CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Payette CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Power CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Shoshone CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Teton CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Twin Falls CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Valley CountyRecorder’s Web Page
Washington CountyRecorder’s Web Page