Effective August 15, 2016, couples may apply for a marriage license by completing and submitting an online application. (Information you'll need to know).
The cost for issuing a marriage license is $53.00 payable by cash, money order, cashier's check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Note: If paying by credit or debit card 1.995% plus a $1.25 processing fee will be added to your transaction. Please note that we will not accept a personal check.
Due to the length of time it takes to issue a marriage license, you should plan on arriving in our office no later than 4:30 p.m. Both parties must be present with a photo ID and be at least 18 years of age.
If one or both of the parties are not 18 years of age, there are special requirements.
The bride, if under the age of 50, must provide proof of a Rubella blood test or a doctor’s statement regarding sterilization. This information must be submitted on the State of Montana Premarital Certificate and must be signed by a physician. Or the bride and groom may choose to read and sign an Informed Consent Waiver (part B of the Premarital Certificate) which waives the requirement for the medical certification of blood testing for rubella immunity. Parties may choose to complete the Informed Consent/Waiver and bring it with them when they appear at the Clerk of Court office to obtain their marriage license. Or the form is also available in the Clerk of Court office.
NOTE: A marriage license may be obtained in any county in Montana but is valid only in Montana.