Effective August 15, 2016, couples may apply for a marriage license by completing and submitting an online application. Upon completion, both parties must appear in the Clerk of Court office at 200 W Broadway to sign the marriage application and pay the applicable fee. Please see below for additional instructions and specific information you will need to know to complete the marriage application.
Brides and grooms need:
$53 cash, Visa, MasterCard or Discover (no checks). Note: If paying by credit or debit card there is a 1.995% + $1.25 processing fee.
Identification indicating proof of age (i.e., driver's license, picture ID, certified copy of birth certificate or passport). Both parties must be at least 18 years of age. If either party is under the age of 18, please see 'Requirements for a Marriage License for Minors.
Birth city, county, state or foreign country of applicants
Father's first, middle and last name along with current city and state of residence
Mother's first, middle and last name along with current city and state of residence
State or foreign country where parents were born
If either party has been married previously, they must know the dates of the previous marriage dissolution or spousal death and 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.