Marriage License

Marriage License Information

  • Domestic Relations Title 32
  • Marriage License, Certificates and Records Idaho Title 32-4
  • Marriage licenses are issued in the Recorder’s Office located at 206 1st Avenue South, Suite 200, in Hailey, Idaho
  • Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please allow 30 minutes prior to close to process marriage licenses
  • If you are going to be married in another state, you will need to obtain a license from that state

Application Requirements

  • Idaho Statute 32-403
  • Applicants Over 18 Years of Age
  • Both applicants:
    • Need to appear at the courthouse in person
    • Must have photo identification
    • Must read and sign AIDS pamphlet
    • Must fill out marriage license application form

If an applicant has not been issued a social security number as required by Idaho Statute, then written verification must be presented from the Social Security Administration that the applicant has not been assigned a Social Security number; and submit a birth certificate, passport or other documentary evidence issued by an entity other than a state or the United States; and submit such proof as the department may require that the applicant is lawfully present in the United States. The cost is $28.

Two copies of marriage license are issued and filled out by the officiant. One is a ceremonial copy for the couple that serves no legal purpose and the other is returned to the county for recording. Certified copies of this recording may be requested for $2 each.

Applicants Under 18 Years of Age

Same as previously mentioned, plus:

  • A parent must appear with applicant and sign an affidavit
  • Original or certified copy of birth certificate or other proof of age acceptable to the county recorder

Applicants Under 16 Years of Age

Same as previously mentioned, plus:

  • Applicant must obtain a court order from the magistrate judge, and a parent must appear with applicant and sign an affidavit

Officiant Information