Online Marriage Application

Welcome to the Canyon County Online Marriage Application System

As of March 20, 2020 Canyon County Recorder and Passport office will only issue marriage license to Canyon County residents. Marriage Licenses WILL NOT be issued to out-of-county residents until further notice. This temporary measure is being implemented as a precautionary move to prevent the potential exposure and spread of COVID-19, and to ensure the office can better provide its state-mandated services to Canyon County taxpayers.

Congratulations on your decision to get married! Completing the process for your marriage license can be done in three easy steps:

  1. Complete this online application (make sure to fill out all fields) and click the Finish button when done.
  2. Come into the Canyon County Clerk’s Office to show your proof of identity and pay for the license.
  3. After the marriage ceremony is done, return the license to our office so it can be recorded.

$28.00 license fee is non-refundable.

Payments are only accepted in cash.


Age Requirements

You must meet these age requirements in order to be considered eligible to apply for a marriage license.

  • Legal age for marriage in the State of Idaho for both applicants is 18 years-of-age.
  • The applicant must present one of the following items:
    • Current driver’s license
    • Passport
    • State ID card
  • Applicants who are 16 or 17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
    • Effective July 1, 2020, to any couples who are 16 or 17 year old. The age gap must be under 3 years to get a marriage license. Idaho Code 32-202
    • Parents must supply an original or certified copy of the child's birth certificate.
    • Legal guardians must supply a certified copy of the appointment of guardianship.
    Parent or legal guardian must complete the following:
    • Affidavit of Consent to Marriage of Minor
    Parents or legal guardian will need to bring in a State or Federally issued picture ID for notarizing the affidavit when signing it.
  • Anyone who is younger than 16 years old will not be issued a Marriage License effective on July 1, 2020- Idaho code 32-202.


Other Requirements

You must also meet these requirements in order to apply for a license in Idaho.

Blood tests are not required. However, Idaho Code 32-412A requires both parties to read an AIDS information sheet and sign the Marriage License Affidavit.

Applicants cannot be first cousins or nearer kin.

A license can be issued one day after the final date of a divorce.

License Conditions

Licenses may be obtained in any county in Idaho, and can only be used in the State of Idaho. You do not need to be a resident of Idaho to use the license. Licenses must be returned to the county in which they were purchased for recording.

Expiration
There is no expiration date on your marriage license.


Certified Copy

Once the marriage has taken place, the completed marriage license is returned to the County Clerk. Certified copies of marriage license will cost $1.00 per page and an additional $1.00 for certified copy.

Legal Copies
The certified document is considered the legal copy, and can be used by the applicants to change their name on items like a driver's license or social security card.

A non-recorded marriage certificate will be provided. This is not a legal document and may not be used as proof of marriage. If an issued license is lost or destroyed, it can be replaced at the County Clerk’s office.


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