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Bannock County Courthouse in Pocatello Idaho

Bannock County Marriage Licenses


624 East Center, Room 211
Pocatello, Idaho 83201 (Map & Directions)
208-236-7343

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.   Idaho Code 32-403
  • 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.  Idaho Code 32-403
    • 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.  Idaho Code 32-412A

 

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.

 

Under 18?

  • Applicants who are 16 or 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and provide the following:   Idaho Code 32-202
    • 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: Idaho Code 32-202
    • 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. Idaho Code 32-303
  • 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.
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