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Weddings | North Idaho

Make your beach wedding in North Idaho a reality from a simple sunset ceremony to an event vacation wedding for the entire family. Whatever type of North Idaho wedding suits your personal style, getting married in North Idaho will  make your day in paradise one you will remember forever.

The best news is that planning to say, “I do” in North Idaho is easier than you think. There are wedding planners and resorts  where with one call you can arrange for flowers, photography, transportation, salon appointments and more. They can help you put together the special touches that make for a perfect North Idaho beach or chapel wedding day.

When you are in love, the world feels like a special place made just for you. Nowhere is that truer than here– the perfect wedding destination. If you bring the romance, we’ll provide the rest.

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Marriage Information

North Idaho residents are subject to a three-day waiting period. Non-residents are exempt of the waiting period. Weddings may be performed by a member of the clergy, Notary Public, member of the judiciary or a Clerk of Courts.

Contact the Clerk of Courts office at (208) 446-1660 to purchase a marriage license. To qualify, both parties must apply in person with proper identification. If either party was previously married, divorce papers, proof of annulment or a deceased spouse’s death certificate must be presentedID Requirement: Valid Driver's License and Birth Certificate.

Residency Requirement: No, however, with an Idaho State license, you must get married in Idaho.
Application Requirement: Both the bride and groom must appear in person at the time of applying.
Waiting Period: No waiting period.
Fees: $28 on weekdays; $45 on Saturdays - cash only.
Blood Tests: Blood tests are not necessary.

• Idaho Code 32-412A requires both parties to read and sign a premarital AIDS educational pamphlet.

Under 18: Applicant under 16 years of age needs the following:

•  A court order

16 through 17: Applicants must present one of the following:

•  Original Birth Certificate or Certified Copy
•  Current Driver's License
•  Passport
•  State-issued Identification Card
•  Parental consent from either parent or legal guardian
•  Must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
•  Affidavit of Consent to Marriage of Minor.

Both parties age 18 or older -- no consent requirements

Common Law Marriages: No.
Cousin Marriages: No.
Same Sex Marriages: No.
Solemnization of Marriages: Licenses issued in Idaho must be solemnized in Idaho.

Officiants: Marriages may be performed by priests or ministers of the gospel of any denomination. Ministers must give a marriage certificate to the bride and to the groom. Also, the minister must complete the license and marriage certificate and return it to the recorder who issued it within 30 days after the marriage.

Valid: There is no expiration on the license. It is good forever, as long as the same two parties listed use it. The license can only be used within the State of Idaho.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics
450 W. State St., 1st Floor
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
Fax: 208-389-9096

It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

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.


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