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