Marriage Licenses

Legal Requirements

 
The cost for issuing a marriage license is $53.00 and payable in cash or credit/debit card. Please note that we will not accept a personal check.

Due to the length of time it takes to issue a marriage license, please arrive in our office no later than 4:00 p.m. Both parties must be present with a valid photo ID and be at least 18 years of age. 
 
Marriage license applicants may obtain a marriage license in any Montana county and marry in any Montana county. 
 

Information Needed For Marriage License


The applicants need:

  • $53.00 Cash, Credit card, or Debit card (no checks)
  • Identification indicating proof of age (i.e.: valid driver's license, picture I.D., certified copy of Birth Certificate or Passport). Any other form of I.D. would require approval from this office
  • Birth city, county, state or foreign country of applicants
  • Social Security Number
  • Father's first, middle and last name; along with current city and state residence
  • Mother's first, middle and maiden name; along with current city and state of residence
  • State or foreign country where parents were born
  • "If applicable" ...must know the dates of applicant's previous marriage, dissolution or spousal death and the county/state of occurrence
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
Marriage Licenses are valid for 180 days from the date of issuance to the date of ceremony. Should you decide not to marry, please be sure to return the original, unsigned marriage license to our office.
 

Requirements For Applicants Under 18 Years of Age


  • Parental Consent- Parent or legal guardian must sign the Marriage Application.
  • Counseling- Proof of two counseling sessions, ten days apart, with a court approved counselor.
  • Judicial Approval- A District Court Judge must approve and sign the Marriage Application. A Judge may require a conference with applicants and guardian(s).