Marriage License

Where to Apply for Your Marriage License

Marriage licenses are issued in the Recorder’s Office, which is located in Room 20 of the County Courthouse at 256 East Court Street in Weiser, ID.

We request that you come to apply for a license before 4:30 p.m.

It takes approximately 20 minutes for the entire process of issuing the license.

A marriage in Idaho requires an Idaho Marriage License. A marriage in another state requires a license from that state.

Two copies of the license are issued - one is for the couple; the other is sent or brought back to this office to be recorded.

Requirements if You Are Over 18 Years of Age

  • Both parties need to appear at the courthouse in person.
  • Each party needs some form of photo identification.
  • Each party shall provide proof of age. Examples include:
    • Baptismal certificate
    • Certified copy of birth certificate
    • Certified copy of school records
    • Drivers license
  • Each party shall fill out marriage license application form.
  • Each party shall list their Social Security number on the form.
  • Read and sign pamphlet on AIDS in Recorder’s Office.
  • Cost: $28.00 cash

Requirements if You Are Under 18 Years of Age

  • Each party under age must have a Parent or a Legal Guardian’s permission (consent) to marry. Written consent can be given in person.
  • Parent or Legal Guardian shall provide photo identification.
  • A Legal Guardian shall provide a certified copy of the Court’s Order granting the guardianship.
  • Both parties need to appear at the courthouse in person.
  • Each party needs some form of photo identification.
  • Each party shall provide a certified copy of their Birth Certificate.
  • Each party shall fill out a marriage license application form.
  • Each party shall list their social security number on the form.
  • Each party shall read and sign a pamphlet on AIDS.
  • Cost: $28.00 cash

Requirements if You Are Under 16 Years of Age

In addition to the requirements for applicants under 18:

  • The under age party shall file a Petition to Marry. (Document to be drawn by an attorney.)
  • An appointment must be scheduled with the Magistrate Judge to obtain an order granting permission for the under 16 year old to be married.
  • A physical examination is required.