Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 2. License Provisions

License Application

40-1-201. License application. (1) Parties may not be joined in marriage within this state until a license has been obtained for that purpose from a clerk of the district court.

(2) A license authorizes a marriage ceremony to be performed in any county of this state.

(3) If an applicant for a marriage license is a nonresident of the county where the license is to issue, the nonresident applicant's part of the application may be completed and sworn to or affirmed before the person authorized to accept license applications in the county and state in which the nonresident applicant resides.

History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 232, L. 1963; amd. Sec. 8, Ch. 33, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 48-146; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 42, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 1557, Ch. 56, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 393, L. 2017.