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Colorado Marriage License Requirements

Below is the information on what you need to bring with you, and what you need to know about the marriage laws before filling out the marriage license forms.

In order to get married, you need to apply and receive a marriage license. This is the document that allows you to officially be married under the law. Always check with your city's marriage bureau at your clerk of court's office to find out what your local rules are.

Licenses are usually not valid for more than 30 days so you'll typically need to apply for your marriage license within one month of your wedding ceremony. You need to submit your birth certificates, tax information, and other official documents.

When you apply for your license, you'll not only need a proof of identification and age, will need to provide any information about previous marriages, and will need to pay a nominal fee. You will also need to have a witness when you sign the application, so plan on bringing your maid of honor or best man with you. The bride will need to know what her married name will be before she signs the marriage certificate. You'll have to write that name on the application.

IMPORTANT: You are not officially married when you receive a marriage license. You need to have a justice of the peace or a religious clergyman sign the document. On your wedding day, you'll give your officiant your marriage license, then after the ceremony, he'll sign it and send it to the proper government agency for validation.

ID Requirement: Picture ID such as a driver's license. If application is mailed or faxed in, it must be witnessed by a Notary Public.

Residency Requirement: Do not have to be a resident of Colorado.

Waiting Period: 3 days.

If Divorced: If divorced within the last 60 days, a certified copy of the divorce decree is needed.

Fees: Cash Only! $25

Other Tests: No tests

Under 18: Need certified copy of birth certificate, both parents must be present with identification, or if you have a legal guardian they must be present with a court order and identification.

Officiants: The minister, priest or rabbi of any church or congregation in the state may perform marriages. Ministers must provide marriage certificates to the couple married and report the marriage to the Marriage Commissioner.

Valid: License is valid for 90 days anywhere in Colorado.
The license can only be used within the State of Colorado.


IMPORTANT: State and county marriage license requirements can change so make sure you check with your local town clerk. This information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice. It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any plans.

Adams County Clerk 450 South Fourth Ave Brighton, CO 80601 303-654-6020
Alamosa County Clerk P.O. Box 630 Alamosa, CO 81101 719-589-6681
Arapahoe County Clerk 5334 South Prince Littleton, CO 80166 303-795-4520
Archuleta County Clerk P.O. Box 1507 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 970-264-5633
Bent County Clerk P.O. Box 350 Las Animas, CO 81054 719-456-2009
Boulder CountyCounty Clerk 2020 13th St, 2nd Flr. Boulder, CO 80302 303-441-3516
Chaffee County Recorder P.O. Box 699 Salida, CO 81201 719-539-4004
Cheyenne County Clerk 51 South 1St St Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810 719-767-5685
Clear Creek County Clerk P.O. Box 2000 Georgetown, CO 80444 303-569-3251
Conejos County Clerk P.O. Box 127 Conejos, CO 81129 719-376-5422
Costilla County Clerk P.O. Box 308 San Luis, CO 81152 719-672-3301
Delta CountyClerk & Recorder 5th & Palmer Delta, CO 81416 970-874-2150
Denver County Clerk 1437 Bannock, Room 200 Denver, CO 80202 303-640-2628
Douglas County Clerk P.O. Box 1147 Castlerock, CO 80104 303-660-7469
Eagle CountyMarriage License P.O. Box 537 Eagle, CO 81631 970-328-8710
El Paso CountyClerk And Recorder 200 S. Cascade Colorado Spring, CO 80901 719-520-6200
Elbert County Clerk P.O. Box 37 Kiowa, CO 80117 303-621-3129
Fremont County Clerk 615 Macon, Room 100 Canon City, CO 81212 719-275-1522
Garfield CountyMarriage License 109 8th St Suite 200 Glenwood Spring, CO 81601 970-945-2377
Gilpin County ClerkClerk & Recorders Office 203 Eureka, P.O. Box 429 Central City, CO 80427 303-582-5321
Grand County Clerk 308 Byers Hot Sulpher Spg, CO 80451 303-725-3347
Gunnison CountyClerk & Recorder 200 East Virginia Gunnison, CO 81230 970-641-1516
Huerfano County Clerks 400 Main St Wallsenburg, CO 81089 719-738-2380
Jackson County RecorderP.O. Box 337 396 La Fever Walden, CO 80480 970-723-4334
Jefferson County Clerk 100 Jefferson County Pkwy Golden, CO 80419 303-271-8168
Kit Carson CountyClerk And Recorder P.O. Box 249 Burlington, CO 80807 719-346-8638
La Plata County Clerk P.O. Box 519 Durango, CO 81302 970-382-6283
Lake County Clerk P.O. Box 917 Leadville, CO 80461 719-486-1410
Larimer County Clerk P.O. Box 1280, 80522 Ft.Collins, CO 80521 970-498-7860
Las Animas CountyClerk & Recorder P.O. Box 115 Trinidad, CO 81082 719-846-3314
Logan County Recorders 315 Main St Sterling, CO 80751 970-522-1544
Mesa CountyClerk & Recorder 544 Rood St Grand Junction, CO 81501 970-244-1670
Moffat CountyClerk & Recorder 221 West Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 970-824-5484
Montezuma County Clerk 109 West Main St Cortez, CO 81321 970-565-3728
Montrose County Clerk 320 So. 1St St Montrose, CO 81401 970-249-3362
Morgan County Clerk P.O. Box 1399 Fort Morgan, CO 80701 970-867-5616
Otero County Clerk P.O. Box 511 La Junta, CO 81050 719-383-3020
Ouray CountyClerk & Recorder 541 4th St Ouray, CO 81427 970-325-4961
Park County ClerkClerk & Recorder 501 Main St, Annex Bldg. Fairplay, CO 80440 719-836-2771
Phillips County Clerk 221 S. Interocean Holyoke, CO 80734 970-854-3131
Pitkin County Clerk 506 East Main Aspen, CO 81611 970-920-5180
Prowers County ClerkRecorders Office P.O. Box 889 Lamar, CO 81052 719-336-4337
Pueblo County Clerk 215 West 10th St Pueblo, CO 81003 719-583-6000
Rio Blanco CountyClerk & Recorder 500 Main St Meeker, CO 81641 970-878-5068
Rio Grande County Clerk P.O. Box 160 Del Norte, CO 81132 719-657-3334
Routt County Clerk P.O. Box 773598 Steamboat Sprin, CO 80477 970-879-1710
San Juan County Clerk P.O. Box 466 Silverton, CO 81433 303-387-5671
San Miguel County Clerk 305 West Colorado Ave Telluride, CO 81435 970-728-3954
Summit County Clerk P.O. Box 1538 Breckenridge, CO 80424 970-453-3475
Teller CountyClerk & Recorder 101 West Bennett Cripple Creek, CO 80813 719-689-2951
Washington County Clerk P.O. Box "L" Akron, CO 80720 970-345-6565
Weld County Clerk P.O. Box 459 Greeley, CO 80632 970-353-3840
Yuma County Clerk 310 Ash St Wray, CO 80758 970-332-5809