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Need Your Idaho Marriage Certificate? Get It the Easy Way

Chances are, if you need your Idaho marriage certificate, you need it ASAP. And jumping through the hoops to get your official copies can be a major headache... even if you have plenty of free time and a high tolerance for hold music.

Here's how to get a marriage certificate from Idaho according to the Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, and how to get it the easy way—DoNotPay's online marriage certificate application service.

The Difference Between Marriage Certificates and Marriage Licenses

Just a quick note about a mistake people often make when ordering their marriage certificate: An Idaho marriage license is what you apply for before your ceremony. After you're married, the marriage license becomes known as your marriage certificate. This is just one common slip-up that can cost you time and money when you're in a hurry to get your records together.

Who Can Get a Marriage Certificate Copy in Idaho?

The key phrase in Idaho's requirements to apply for a marriage certificate or other vital record less than 50 years old is "direct and tangible need". This means that if the applicant is not one of the spouses listed on a marriage certificate issued by the State of Idaho, they must present proof of their claim.

Eligible relatives

Relatives may apply for Idaho vital records if they are the parent, child, sibling, grandparent, or grandchild of the persons on the certificate. The following are ineligible to apply:

  • Aunts or uncles
  • Nieces or nephews
  • Cousins
  • Step-relatives

The relative MUST provide a reason for the application.

Authorized representative

  • An attorney for either spouse on record
  • An attorney for a third party
  • Power of attorney for either or both spouses named in the document

Anyone with a provable interest in that person's property right

If you can prove that you have a direct and tangible need to obtain a third party's Idaho marriage certificate, you are eligible for an Idaho marriage certificate. In addition to filling out an application, you'll be required to produce documents. These may include titles, deeds, photo identification, and written explanations as to why you are entitled to a copy. This

Idaho state, city, or county legal authorities

Under special circumstances, if the Idaho Attorney General  and state and federal prosecuting attorneys can submit an affidavit to obtain marriage records if they can prove that the record is necessary for official law enforcement duties.

What Documents do I Need to Get a Copy of a Marriage Certificate in Idaho?

To order copies of a marriage certificate from Idaho, you'll need to fill out this application and the following forms of current ID:

  • Driver's license
  • State-issued ID
  • Passport
  • Tribal ID card
  • Prison ID

If you do not have any of the above, you can provide TWO of the following:

  • Social Security Card with signature
  • Work ID badge with photo or signature
  • Auto registration with signature
  • Traffic ticket with signature
  • Court record with signature
  • School photo ID
  • Matricula Card with signature
  • Insurance card or record
  • Pay stub
  • Hunting or fishing license
  • Passport card

If you are unable to provide any of the above, you can have a notarized signature on the request, ask an eligible, immediate family member (with valid ID from the list) to apply on your behalf, or you can request a Court Order.

How Much Does it Cost to Get a Marriage Certificate Copy from Idaho?

Certified Marriage Certificate (per copy)$16
Rush Fee$10
Online Order Standard Processing Fee$10.50
Additional Rush FeesBased on service

How Long Does it Take to Get a Copy of an Idaho Marriage Certificate?

Standard processing times are two to four weeks, not including shipping. Rush orders may be processed within two weeks. The Idaho Bureau of Vital Records will respond to incomplete applications with a letter requesting the missing information, which of course will lengthen the process.

Getting Your Idaho Marriage Certificate: The DIY Method

You have two options for getting certified copies of your Idaho marriage certificate: By mail or online through third-party online vendors.

Ordering by mail: 

Unless you already have a DoNotPay membership, ordering by mail is the most economical way to get your Idaho marriage certificate. Here's how:

1. Organize the required documents. We recommend using a paperclip for easier processing at the Bureau.

  • Your completed application
  • Your identification documents
  • Date of marriage
  • Each spouse's full, legal name at time of marriage
  • A written statement detailing your need for the marriage certificate
  • A notarized signature, if you cannot produce an ID
  • A personal check or postal money order

2. It's a good idea to send your documents via Priority Mail if you want faster service. In any case, we recommend ordering delivery confirmation.

3. Address your envelope to:

Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics

PO Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0036

Ordering through the State of Idaho's third-party online vendor

You can order online with a credit or debit card using a third-party vendor contracted by the State of Idaho. Be prepared to answer questions relating to the state's requirements for eligibility, and be ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN you are using the correct dates, locations, and spellings.

Print out and save any confirmation information issued by the third-party vendor for your records, as it appears that, according to reviews, there have been issues with incorrect data and unfulfilled orders.

A note on using the third party vendor: In the interest of protecting your personal information, be sure to carefully read the vendor's privacy policy before deciding whether you wish to use that option.

Get Your Idaho Marriage Certificate Online Faster and Easier with DoNotPay

The Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics instructions are somewhat vague, and you might be concerned about identity security when sending sensitive information and photocopied ID via mail or online. What if there was a service that helped you ensure you had the correct information the first time, saving you money and time in the process? That's what DoNotPay can do for you: Instantly and securely order your Idaho marriage certificate.

How to Order/Get a Marriage Certificate Copy in Idaho with DoNotPay

If you want to Order/Get a Marriage Certificate Copy in Idaho but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 7 easy steps:

  1. Go to the Certificates of Marriage product on DoNotPay. 
  2. Select whether the certificate belongs to you or a relative/loved one. If it belongs to someone else, enter the details of both people on the certificate, and select/upload evidence that proves your relationship with them. If the certificate is yours, enter the details of your spouse. 
  3. Enter the city, state, and county where the marriage certificate was issued as well as the date it was issued. 
  4. Indicate what you will be using this certificate for, and choose whether you need an authorized or certified copy. 
  5. Enter your contact information and shipping address. Upload copies of your government-issued identification, such as a driver's license. 
  6. Choose whether you would like to electronically sign this form or not. Once we generate the form, verify that all of the information is correct. 
  7. If you need the document to be notarized, schedule a notarization appointment using our Notary product. Otherwise, proceed to our Mail Checks product and let DoNotPay mail-in your request form with a check on your behalf. 

Why you should use DoNotPay to order a copy of your marriage certificate

Among all the reasons you should have DoNotPay help you with your vital records, these are the top four:

  1. Fast—You don't have to spend hours figuring out Idaho's tricky requirements.
  2. Easy—You don't have to struggle to fill out tedious forms or keep track of all the steps involved in applying for your marriage certificate.
  3. Successful—You can rest assured knowing we'll get it done right the first time
  4. Secure—We're more than just an online ordering service. We're your advocate, and your personal information is safe with us.

Find out how easy it is to get your marriage certificate from Idaho today!

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