Marriage licenses in Colorado


Marriage licenses can be obtained at any clerk and recorders office in any county in Colorado and used within 30 days from the date it was obtained anywhere in the State of Colorado. Both parties (same-sex marriages are illegal in Colorado, licenses are only issued to male-female parties) must be 18 or have written permission from a parent or legal guardian. If one of the parties is younger than 16, permission from the local court is required, in addition to the parents blessings. No blood tests are required in Colorado. Marriage licenses can be obtained for $10 and $3 per certified copy. Both parties must be present each with one form of identification (drivers license, birth certificate or passports are acceptable). There is no waiting period for marriage licenses in Colorado. You do not have to be a citizen of the United States to obtain a marriage license. Bring valid proof of visa status. The marriage license should be returned to the county clerk office where it was obtained within six weeks of the ceremony. The marriage is then registered and a marriage certificate is issued. In Colorado, couples can get married by an officer of the court, a retired judge, a member of religious clergy (clergy from out of state do not need to be registered in Colorado), a public official whose powers include solemnization of marriages, Indian tribe officials or the parties to the marriage couples themselves may solemnize their own marriage.

Eagle County Clerk & Recorders Office500 Broadway, Eagle CO 81631-0850(970) 328-8710, Summit County Clerk & Recorders Office208 Lincoln Ave. Breckenridge, CO 80424(970) 453-3475, Garfield County Clerk & Recorders Office109 8th St. Suite 200, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601(970) 945-2377, ext, 1760, Pitkin County Clerk & Recorders Office530 E. Main St. Suite 101, Aspen, CO 81611(970) 920-5180,

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