Marriage Licenses

WHAT IS NEEDED TO OBTAIN A MONTANA MARRIAGE LICENSE:

v $53.00 (exact amount - cash only)

v Both applicants must have identification indicating proof of age (i.e.: valid    driver’s license, valid state ID card, birth certificate or passport)

v Complete the fillable PDF of the application form at this link –  https://dphhs.mt.gov/Portals/85/Statistics/documents/VitalStats/MontanaMarriageApplication.pdf (Fill in as much information as the parties know)

The application process time will be shortened if the Montana Marriage Application is filled out and brought with you.  The following information is needed from both applicants to complete the application:

ü  Birth city, county and state or foreign country;

ü  Social Security number;

ü  Father’s Name (first, middle & last), current city and state of residence, and state or foreign country where born;

ü  Mother’s Name (first, middle & maiden surname), current city and state of residence, and state or foreign country where born;

ü  If either applicant was previously married, the name of the ex-spouse (first & original surname) as well as place (county and state) and exact date of the divorce or death.

MARRIAGE LICENSE FOR THOSE 16 OR 17 YEARS OF AGE: (see MCA 40-1-213)

Follow above requirements with the following additions:

ü  Consent of parent(s) or legal guardian(s);

ü  Both parties must participate in a period of marriage counseling involving at least two separate counseling sessions not less than 10 days apart with a designated counselor;

ü  District Court Judge’s approval.

v  The marriage license is effective upon issuance and expires after 180 days.

v  You may obtain a marriage license in any county and get married in any county.  After marriage the license/certificate must be returned to the county the license was issued in within 30 days.

v  No license to marry shall be issued if, at the time of making application, either of the applicants is under the influence of intoxicating liquor or narcotic drug.

MARRIAGE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER 4:30 P.M.

 

Please call the Clerk’s office (406) 843-4230 if you have questions regarding this process




Declaration of Marriage

The Declaration of Marriage form link https://dphhs.mt.gov/Portals/85/Statistics/documents/VitalStats/DeclarationOfMarriage.pdf