How to Get Married in Idaho

Steps for getting married in Idaho

Wondering 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

County Recorders

More information 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.

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