Marriage Information

Requirements for Obtaining a Marriage License (18 Years of Age or Older)

  • Both parties must be present to make application.
  • Fee is $53 cash (no checks)
  • Both parties must provide a Driver's License, State ID or Current Picture ID.
  • If either party was previously married and divorced, they must provide a copy of their most recent Divorce Decree.
  • The female (if under the age of 50) is required to submit to a Reubella Blood Test and provide the State Board of Health Pre-Marital Certificate at time of application or the bride and groom must sign an Informed Consent/Waiver of Requirement of Blood Test provided by the Clerk of Court's office.
  • To complete the application, the parties must know the full name of their parents (mother's maiden name) and place of birth.

The license is effective immediately and will expire in 180 days.

Requirements for Obtaining a Marriage License (Under 18 Years of Age)

  • Both parties must be 16 years of age or older (Montana Law does not allow marriages under age 16)
  • Both parties must be present to make application.
  • Fee is $53 in cash (no checks)
  • Both parties must provide a Driver's License, State ID or Certified Copy of Birth Certificate.
  • If either party was previously married and divorced, they must provide a copy of the most recent Divorce Decree.
  • The female is required to submit to a Reubella Blood Test and must provide the State Board of Health Pre-marital certificate at the time of application or the bride and groom must sign an Informed Consent/ Waiver of Requirement Blood Test provided by the Clerk of Court's office.
  • Each party under the age of 18 must provide a notarized Consent for Minor Form signed by both parents. If one parent has legal guardianship or has been awarded sole custody, then only that parent needs to sign.
  • Both parties must attend 2 counseling sessions, not less that 10 days apart, with a marriage or family counselor or minister. The parties must have a signed affidavit from the counselor or minister stating that counseling has occurred and the dates.
  • Both parties must obtain Judicial Consent for a District Court Judge.

Additional Information

After you are married, and the License has been completed and returned to the Clerk of Court's Office, you will receive 2 Free Certified Copies of the License. If you mail in your original and wish to have the certified copies mailed to you, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.

The original license will be recorded, microfilmed, and returned to you the first of the month following the month the license was returned.

You may request additional certified copies at a cost of $7 each.