Bannock County Marriage Licenses
Marriage License Information
Marriage Licenses are issued in the Clerk’s Office, Bannock County Courthouse, Room 211.
The Clerk’s Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is closed for all state holidays. No appointment is necessary. Marriage licenses will not be issued after 4:30 p.m.
Getting your Marriage License
- Both applicants must appear together in the Clerk’s Office and complete the Affidavit for Marriage License.
- Proof of age and identity is required. Each applicant will need to provide a current driver’s license, or a State-issued identification card, or a passport.
- Each applicant shall provide a Social Security Number.
- If you do not have a Social Security Number, you must provide written verification from the Social Security Administration that you have not been assigned a Social Security Number.
- If you are not a U.S. resident, you should submit a valid passport or birth certificate issued by an entity other than a state or the United States.
- Both applicants will be given a confidential AIDS educational pamphlet and certify that they have read it or had it read to them.
How much does the Marriage License cost?
- The Marriage License fee is $28. The Clerk’s Office will accept cash, check, or credit/debit card payments. If a credit or debit card is used, an additional transaction fee will be charged.
- Applicants who are 16 or 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and provide the following:
- Original or certified copy of birth certificate.
- The parent or legal guardian must complete the Affidavit of Consent by Parent or Guardian to Marriage of a Minor.
- The parent or legal guardian must provide proof of identity (current driver’s license, State-issued identification card, or a passport).
- Legal guardian must supply a certified copy of their appointment of guardianship.
- Applicants who are under 16 years of age must provide:
- Order of Magistrate Court.
- Plus all requirements for 16 or 17 year old applicants (above).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Do I need to be an Idaho resident to obtain a Marriage License in Idaho?
No, however, a State of Idaho Marriage License is only valid in Idaho.
- Is there a waiting period before using the Marriage License?
No, you may get married the same day the Marriage License is issued.
- When we receive the Marriage License, are we married?
No, an authorized clergy member, judge, or other designated official must perform the marriage ceremony.
- Are marriage ceremonies performed in the Clerk’s Office?
No, but you may contact a judge to make an appointment to perform the marriage ceremony. Contact information is available in the Clerk’s Office. Judges may charge a fee.