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Are you planning to perform a wedding in Canyon County? If you’ve been asked to officiate, congratulations! Presiding over a wedding ceremony is an incredible honor, though one that also comes with considerable responsibility. Let’s explore the process in detail to make sure you’re up to speed on everything that will be required of you. Below, we’ll cover how to prepare for a wedding ceremony, how to get in touch with the relevant office in charge of marriages, and how to ensure the union is legally recognized in Canyon County.

1 How to Get Ordained as a Minister in Canyon County

Your first move will be to get ordained as a ULC minister (if you haven’t already). ULC ordination is provided online, free of charge, and gives you the power to perform legal wedding ceremonies! Best of all, the process takes just minutes to complete. Get started by clicking the button below!

Key Info for Ministers in Canyon 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 Canyon County

Next, you should get in touch with the authorities that handle marriages in Canyon County. Explain that you’re an ordained minister and wish to know what documents or information they might need from you before you perform a wedding in their district.

Contact information for the office in Canyon County is listed below.

Office Address:
111 N 11th Ave SUITE 330
Caldwell, ID 83605
Office Phone Number:
(208) 454-7555

3 What You'll Need to Officiate in Canyon County

With that step done, you can proceed to our online catalog to order any documentation required to officiate in your area. We typically advise ministers in Canyon County to get an Ordination Package, though ultimately your decision will depend on the specific information you receive when speaking with local officials.

4 How Canyon 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 Canyon 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. To learn more about how to fill 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 Canyon County Weddings

Beautiful Canyon County has the second largest population in Idaho and is home to both Caldwell and Nampa. Sharing a metropolitan area with Boise, Canyon County has a rich diversity of attractions for those looking for a rustic wedding venue that remains connected to the rural roots of the region.