Montana

State of Montana

Montana Montana is a state in the Mountain West sub region of the Western United States. It is bordered by Idaho to the west; North Dakota and South Dakota to the east; Wyoming to the south; and by the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan to the north. It is the fourth-largest state by area, the seventh-least populous state, and the third-least densely populated state. The western half of Montana contains numerous mountain ranges, while the eastern half is characterized by western prairie terrain and badlands, with smaller mountain ranges found throughout the state. In all, 77 named ranges are part of the Rocky Mountains.

Montana has no official nickname but several unofficial ones, most notably “Big Sky Country”, “The Treasure State”, “Land of the Shining Mountains”, and “The Last Best Place”. The economy is primarily based on agriculture, including ranching and cereal grain farming. Other significant economic resources include oil, gas, coal, mining, and lumber. The health care, service, and government sectors are also significant to the state’s economy. Montana’s fastest-growing sector is tourism; nearly 13 million annual tourists visit Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Beartooth Highway, Flathead Lake, Big Sky Resort, and other attractions.

Montana State Flower: Bitterroot

Weddings in Montana

Requirements

    • Tests: No blood test or physical exam is required.
    • Residency: Residents and nonresidents are eligible to apply for a marriage license.
    • Age: Both parties must be 18 years of age or older to marry without parental consent.
    • Location: A Montana marriage license is valid only for marriages performed in Montana.
    • Waiting Period: There is no waiting period .
    • License Expiration: The license is valid for 180 days from the date of issuance.
    • Marriage by Proxy: Proxy marriages (where someone stands in for the other party) are not permitted in Montana.
    • Divorced Applicants: All divorces must be final before applying for a marriage license in Montana.

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