ID Requirement:Certified copy of birth certificate or driver's license. Social Security numbers are required on the application.
Previous Marriages in Montana:
Covenant Marriage Option:
Common Law Marriage:
Same Sex Marriages:No. In November, 2004, voters passed a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage.
Under 18:If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must have the consent of both parents unless only one parent has legal custody of you. Proof of age must be in the form of a certified copy of your birth certificate. Both of you, as a couple, will also have to attend at least two counseling sessions that are at least 10 days apart. This has to be done with a designated counselor who will then have to provide a letter that states the names of the couple, their ages, the dates of the counseling sessions, and what the counselor thinks about their possible marriage. Then judicial consent signed by a district court judge must be given for the Clerk of court's office to issue a marriage license. No one 15 years of age or younger may marry in Montana.
Officiants:Any ordained or licensed clergymen, mayor, city judge, tribal judge, and justices of the peace.
Miscellaneous:License is valid for 180 days.
Copy of Certificate of Marriage:Department of Health and Human Services
Vital Statistics Bureau
111 N. Sanders, Room 205
Helena, MT 59620
PLEASE NOTE:State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.
It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.