Marriage Licenses

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Marriage Licenses

Marriage licenses are issued only during normal working hours for the Office of the Clerk & Recorder, Monday through Friday (except for holidays) 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Licenses are valid anywhere in the State of Colorado for 35-days (including the date of issue).
  • License fee is $30.00.
  • Payment Options include Cash, Local Check, or Money Order.
     

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Applicants for a marriage license must be at least 18 years of age, with the following exceptions:

  • Individuals who are 18 years of age and older do not need parental consent Each applicant must bring proof of identify and birth date, such as a driver's license, a birth certificate with a raised seal, or passport.
  • Applicants who are 16 or 17 years of age require judicial approval.
  • Applicants younger than 16 years of age may not legally wed in Colorado.

 

  • Both the Bride and Groom must complete and sign the license application form.
  • At least one of the parties must apply in person before the marriage clerk.
  • If one of the parties cannot appear in person, he or she must complete an absentee affidavit and sign it before a notary public before it can be accepted by the marriage clerk.
  • Applicants seeking a marriage license need not be Colorado residents.
  • If either party has been married previously, we will require the date, place and type of court where divorced. Those who have been widowed will need to supply the date and place of death of their former spouse.

 

Blood tests are NOT required for either applicant.

A marriage may be performed by a judge, the parties of the marriage, or any public official authorized to perform marriages under the State of Colorado, or in accordance with any mode or solemnization required by a religious denomination or Indian tribe or nation.

Marriages are prohibited if one of either party is still married to another individual. Marriages between ancestor, descendant, brother, sister, uncle, niece, aunt, nephew are also prohibited.