Clerk of District Court - Services
The cost for issuing a marriage license is $53.00 payable by cash, Visa, or MasterCard. Please note that we will not accept a personal check. Due to the length of time it takes to issue a marriage license, you should plan on arriving in our office no later than 4:30 p.m. Both parties must be present with a photo ID and be at least 18 years of age. The bride, if under the age of 50, must provide proof of a Rubella blood test or a doctor’s statement regarding sterilization. This information must be submitted on the State of Montana Premarital Certificate and must be signed by a physician. Or the bride and groom may choose to read and sign an Informed Consent/Waiver which waives the requirement for the medical certification of blood testing for rubella immunity. This form may be obtained from the Clerk of District Court in any county in the State of Montana and should be available electronically in the near future.
When requesting a records search or copies of documents, please provide as much information as possible. Send your written request along with a self addressed, stamped envelope to our office at:
200 West Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802
You may also fax your request to us at 406 258-4899. If paying by Visa or MasterCard, your written request must include the credit card number and expiration date along with your signature. If you wish to pay by check or money order, your request must include a telephone number where you can be reached so we can notify you of the amount due. Upon receipt of your payment, the requested information will be forwarded to you. Please do not send a blank check.
Rules of Practice
Please be aware of possible application of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (significantly rewriting the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act of 1940). Please pay particular heed to Section 201 et seq. Follow the link above to find specific provisions of the Act, or you can browse the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, Simplified.
For details on the "Rules of Practice" please click on the links below for the form you wish to have such as standard web (HTM, HTML), .PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format), and Microsoft Word (.DOC).
Document Type with File Extension
- Rules of Practice
- Web Version
- Microsoft Word Version
- Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (.pdf) Version
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We have an extensive list of fees for our services. Please refer to this list by viewing our "Fees" page.