Susette Clements
Recording Manager
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P: (208) 446-1480
F: (208) 446-1662

Physical Address:
451 Government Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
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Mailing Address:
PO Box 9000
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816-9000

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to *5:00 p.m.
(Passports 9:00 a.m. to *3:30 p.m.)
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
(Passports 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
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Idaho Marriage Information

Please call the Recorder's Office at (208) 446-1480 if you have questions. Marriage licenses are issued 9:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday ($31 fee) and Saturdays ($48 fee) from 9:00AM to 2:00PM, except holiday weekends. The cost of the License includes one mailed certified copy of the license after your wedding.





PERSONS WHO MAY MARRY

AGE PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS
MALES & FEMALES 18 Years of age or older. Unmarried and not otherwise of disqualified means. Proof of age required upon request. No waiting period.
MALES & FEMALES 16 & 17 Years of age. Unmarried and not otherwise of disqualified means. Proof of age required. Consent of custodial parent or legal guardian by notarized statement. (see below) No waiting period.
MALES & FEMALES Under 16 Years of age. Unmarried and not otherwise of disqualified means. By order of Magistrate Court. Plus all requirements for 16 & 17 year olds. (Consent, proof of age, etc.) No waiting period.

There is no residency requirement in the State of Idaho to obtain an Idaho Marriage License.

APPROVED PROOF OF AGE DOCUMENTS:

  • Certified Copy Of Minor Child's Birth Certificate
    • (Birth Certificates allowed for minor marriages only. Adults must have photo identification)
  • A Valid (non-expired) Driver's License or State Issued Identification card or
  • Passport

A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IS REQUIRED BY EACH U.S. RESIDENT APPLICANT, PER IDAHO CODE 32-403. For non-U.S. residents, identification must be from the country in which they are a citizen.

If the person does not have a U.S. Social Security Number, they must provide us with a printout from a U.S. Social Security Office stating that they do not have a US Social Security Number, OR that they have applied for a U.S. Social Security Number.

EXPLANATION OF PREMARITAL AIDS EDUCATION PAMPHLET:

Applicants are given a Premarital HIV/AIDS Education Pamphlet to read. After the pamphlet is read and understood, the applicants sign and date the certificate and this certificate is then attached to the marriage joint affidavit. The applicants keep the pamphlet.

EXPLANATION OF PARENTAL CONSENT:

Written parental consent of the father, mother or guardian, duly ACKNOWLEDGED and SWORN to before an OFFICER AUTHORIZED TO ADMINISTER OATHS, is required for marriage licenses to be issued to anyone under the age of 16 and 17. (Deputies in the Recorder's Office and Notary Publics are authorized to administer oaths). When permission is given by a legal guardian, proof of guardianship must be presented.
(MUST HAVE A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE COURT ORDER APPOINTING THE LEGAL GUARDIAN)

Please click here to download the Parental Consent Affidavit.

OFFICE HOURS:

The Recorder's office, where a marriage license is issued, is open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 9:00AM to 2:00PM, except holiday weekends.

NOTE:

Marriage ceremonies need to take place in Idaho if the marriage license was issued in Idaho.

PERSONS WHO MAY NOT MARRY:

Per Idaho Code Title 32-205 & 206, marriages between parents and children, ancestors and descendents of every degree, and between brothers and sisters of the half as well as the whole blood, and between uncles and nieces, or aunts and nephews, are incestuous, and void from the beginning, whether the relationship is legitimate or illegitimate. All marriages between first cousins are prohibited.

MARRIAGE LICENSE FEE:

The fee for obtaining a marriage license is $31.00 during the week and $48.00 on Saturdays. CASH ONLY - NO CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS OR CHECKS. The cost of the License includes one mailed certified copy of the license after your wedding.

For more information, please call the Recorder's Office at (208) 446-1480.

A list of marriage Chapels is available at the Recorder's Office or by clicking here.

Certified Copies of Marriage Licenses:

Providing you purchased your marriage license in Kootenai County, you may purchase a certified copy of your marriage license at our office Monday through Friday 9:00AM to 5:00PM, and Saturdays 9:00AM to 2:00PM. Or, to order certified copies by mail, please complete the request form found here and mail to:

Kootenai County Recorder's Office
PO Box 9000
Coeur d'Alene ID. 83816-9000


Main County Administration Building
Physical Address: 451 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814 Mailing Address: PO Box 9000, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816-9000
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