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Performing an upcoming wedding in Ada County? Congratulations! Presiding over a wedding ceremony is one of life's great memorable experiences. However, this important role also brings with it considerable responsibility. In this guide, we'll dive into the process in detail to make sure you’re aware of what exactly will be required of you. We'll cover details like how to prepare for a wedding ceremony, how to check the officiant requirements in your area, and how to make sure the marriage is legally recorded in Ada County.

1 How to Get Ordained as a Minister in Ada County

If you haven't already, you'll first need to get ordained as a minister of the Universal Life Church. This might sound a bit intimidating on its face, but we promise the process is simple. ULC ordination can be completed online, free of charge, and will provide you the power to perform legal wedding ceremonies! Best of all, getting ordained takes only a few minutes. You can get started by tapping the button below!

Key Info for Ministers in Ada County

ULC Ordination Accepted:
Yes
Minister Registration Required:
No
Documents Required:
N/A
Minister's Residency:
Irrelevant
Minister's Minimum Age:
18

2 How to Officiate a Wedding in Ada County

The next step is an important one. Once ordained, you'll want to get in touch with the government office in charge of handling marriages in Ada County. Explain to the office that you’re an ordained minister wishing to know what documentation or information they need to see prior to you performing a wedding in their district.

If you scroll down to the next section, you'll find contact information for the relevant office in Ada County listed.

Office Address:
200 W. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
Office Phone Number:
(208) 287-7080
Office Website:
Ada County Office Website

3 What You'll Need to Officiate in Ada County

After learning what you'll need to officiate, you can visit our online catalog to order any documents or supplies for the ceremony. For Ada County we typically advise ministers get an Ordination Package, but your conversation with local officials will give you a more specific idea of what to include in your order.

4 How Ada County Marriage Licenses Work

Now you’re ready to officiate the wedding! If it’s your first time officiating (or even if it’s not) be sure to check out our wedding training center for helpful tips and tools.

After the ceremony is over, the last important box to check is filling out the marriage license. In Ada County, this license does not expire (contact Bureau of Vital Statistics if held for over 1 year), there is no mandatory waiting period, and the completed license must be returned before its listed expiration date. If you're unfamiliar with the process of filling out this document, please visit our marriage license training guide.

Marriage License Waiting Period:
0 Days
Marriage License Valid For:
No expiration (contact Bureau of Vital Statistics if held for over 1 year)
Return Within:
30 Days

5 What to Know About Ada County Weddings

Ada County is home to Idaho's capital, Boise. With views of rolling hills as well as a bustling city center, this region has something for just about everyone. Whether you're looking to get hitched in a classy downtown venue, a manicured outdoor setting, or even a rustic barn, you can find it all in Idaho's cultural hub of Ada County.