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Applicants may apply online without an in-person visit to the clerk's office or may schedule an appointment.

Online (Without an in-person visit)

  • Applicants must use the online marriage application system to complete the application. 
  • Print and have both applicants sign the application.
  • Email the signed application, along with a copy of each applicant's ID, to clerkofcourt@missoulacounty.us or fax to (406) 258-4899.  Please include a phone number where you can be reached.
  • Office staff will contact applicants at the number provided to administer the notary oath, collect the $55 marriage license fee, payable by Visa or MC, and mail the marriage license to the applicant's address.

Appointment

  • Call (406) 258-4780 to schedule an appointment. 
  • Applicants must use the online marriage application system to complete the application prior to the appointment. 
  • Proof of age, such as a driver's license or passport, is required.
  • Upon arrival at the courthouse, wait in your vehicle until called to limit congestion.
  • Maintain physical distancing of 6 feet in the customer service area. Tape markings on the floor provide accurate 6 feet distances.
  • A cloth face covering is strongly encouraged.  Disposable masks are available upon request.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for customers.
  • Staff will wipe down counters, pens, glass barriers and other items between customers.

Cost

  • The cost for issuing a marriage license is $53, payable by cash, money order, Visa or MasterCard.
  • If paying by credit or debit card 1.995% plus a $1.25 processing fee will be added to your transaction
  • Personal checks not accepted.
  • Note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the credit card processing fees are waived.

Under Age 18

Information Needed for Application

  • Date of Birth of both applicants
  • City, county and state/foreign country of birth of both applicants
  • Father's first, middle and last name
  • Father's current city and state of residence
  • Father's state/foreign country of birth
  • Mother's first, middle and maiden name
  • Mother's current city and state of residence
  • Mother's state/foreign country of birth
  • If either party was previously married, the dates of previous divorce/dissolution or spousal death along with the county/state of the occurrence.

NOTE: A marriage license is valid for 180 days, may be obtained in any county in Montana but is valid only in Montana.