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Yellowstone County, Montana
District Court
Marriage Licenses Requirements Contact Department


We recommend scheduling an appointment to obtain a marriage license. If you do not have an appointment or arrive late for your appointment, you may experience delays. Please plan for at least thirty minutes for the issuance of your license. 4:30 p.m. is the latest a license can be started. To schedule your appointment, please use our online appointment calendar, call (406) 256-2869, or email

Begin On-line Marriage License
Application Process

Make an appointment online

Request a copy of your marriage license

Requirements & Information

Bring With You:

  • $53.00 - payable by cash, money order, cashier's check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover.  Note: If paying by credit or debit card 3% processing fee will be added to your transaction.  Please note that we will not accept a personal check.

  • ID – Driver’s License, State ID or Passport

Questions Applicants Will Need to Know the Answers To:

  • Birth city, county, state or foreign country

  • Social security number

  • Father’s full name, state or country of birth, current city, and state of residence

  • Mother’s full name, state or country of birth, current city, and state of residence

  • If applicable … must know the dates of applicant’s previous marriage dissolution or spousal death and the county/state of occurrence

Requirements for Applicants Under 18 Years of Age:

  • Parental Consent – Parent of legal guardian must sign Marriage Application.

  • Counseling – Proof of two counseling sessions, ten days apart, with a court approved counselor.

  • Judicial Approval – A District court judge must approve and sign Marriage Application. A judge may require a conference with applicants and guardians(s).

  • Montana Residents may obtain a marriage license in any county and get married in any Montana county.

  • Marriage License is valid for 180 days from date of issuance to ceremony.

  • If you would like a judge to perform your ceremony, please contact Justice Court at 256-2998.

While the Clerk of District Court's office is pleased to assist you in any way possible, please understand that we are unable to provide legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney.