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Marriage licenses may be unavailable due to stay-at-home order

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 18:17:04-04

BOISE, Idaho — Ada County residents who intend to get married before May 31 are urged to obtain a marriage license from the Ada County Clerk’s Office on March 25. The office is extending hours until 7 p.m. at the Ada County Courthouse to accommodate demand.

With Governor Little’s Declaration and Stay at Home Order, officials anticipate that marriage licenses will be unavailable for an indefinite period of time. The Ada County Clerk's office encourages people to come to their office as soon as possible, to avoid any issues with obtaining a license.

The office is expecting a high volume of traffic due to the urgency. To help speed the process, applicants will need the following information:
· Complete the online application ahead of your visit.
· Bring government issued photo IDs.
· You will need a social security number. If you do not have a social security number, please contact the social security office in advance of your visit. Please see below for more information.
· Bring the fee of $30 in either exact cash (no change is available) or check (made payable to Ada County Recorder).
· Applicants are required to appear together.
· Visit the office adjoining the courthouse on the west side of the building, accessed from the front.

Other counties in Idaho will also discontinue offering licenses. Please call the respective county clerk offices for specifics on other counties. If your wedding is planned after May 31st, please wait to apply for your marriage license at a later date.

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