Idaho Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Idaho marriage divorce recordsCapitol: Boise
Most Populous City: Boise
Total Area: 83,642 sq mi 
Total Population (2010): 1567582
Website: http://www.idaho.gov
Source: Wikipedia

Laws concerning the recording of Idaho marriages date back to the first Territorial Legislative Assembly in 1864, but most marriages were not recorded. Records from 1864-1895 are located at the county courthouse or on microfilm, with marriages through the 1930s in a "Western States Historical Marriage Record Index" available online at the Brigham Young University-Idaho website. The first Territorial Legislative Assembly also provided that district courts had jurisdiction over divorce cases in 1864; they were considered to be civil cases. Statewide recording of the Idaho vital records for marriages and divorces was initiated in May 1947 through the Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. Idaho marriage records and Idaho divorce records are also subject to strict privacy laws, considered legally confidential for 50 years. Certified copies can be acquired by mail from the Bureau of Vital Records or by fax/online through VitalChek.

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Idaho Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Marriage Certificates
Vital Records
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
Phone: 208-334-5980
Fax: 866-599-4629
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Record Access Requirements: Records are confidential for 50 years. Only immediate family members and legal representatives may obtain recent records, others may obtain records with a notarized release from a family member or person of record.

Records Available: Divorce Records
Vital Records
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
Phone: 208-334-5980
Fax: 866-599-4629
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: This agency only maintains certificates of divorce; copies of decrees are available through the court system.
Record Access Requirements: Records are confidential for 50 years and are available only to immediate family members, legal representatives, and a person with a notarized signed release from persons of record or immediate family.

Records Available: Statewide Court Records
Administrative Director of the Courts
Clerk of the Courts
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0101
Phone: 208-334-2246
Fax: 208-334-2616
Website

Business Hours: 9AM-5PM
Note: For tribal court information, visit www.isc.idaho.gov/tribalmn.htm.

Records Available: Criminal Records
State Repository
Bureau of Criminal Identification
700 S Stratford Dr, Ste 120
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: 208-884-7130
Fax: 208-884-7193
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4PM
Note: A signed release is not required, but suggested; see below.
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Records Available: Incarceration Records
Idaho Department of Corrections
Records Bureau
1299 N. Orchard Street, Suite 110
Boise, ID 83706
Phone: 208-658-2000
Fax: 208-327-7444
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM

Idaho County Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

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