Marriage & Civil Union License

Colorado Revised Statute 14-2-107 states that a license shall be obtained only during the hours the Clerk and Recorder’s Office is open. The license is valid upon issuance and must be used within 35 days in Colorado. The fee is $30.00 and acceptable payment is as follows: Cash, Check, or Certified Funds.


  • All Applications are processed and verified between 7am-4pm Monday thru Friday


Marriage License Requirements:

  • Both parties must be present
  • Age Requirements for both Parties
    • 18 years of age or older (both parties)
    • 16 and 17 years of age a court order is required or parental consent
  • ID Requirements (Secured and Verifiable Identification)
    • Common Primary Forms Approved
      • Any Valid Federal or State Issued Photo ID
      • Colorado Temporary ID’s (expired less than 60 days)
      • Current Passport
      • Valid Military ID (Active or Inactive duty)
      • Tribal Identification Card with intact photo (US or Canadian)
      • Certificate of Naturalization with intact photo
      • Certificate of (US) Citizenship with intact photo
  • Common Forms not Approved
    • Consular cards
    • City and county detention center ID cards
    • Novelty ID cards
    • Souvenir birth certificates (issued by hospitals)
    • Social Security cards


Prohibited Marriages:

  • If one of the parties is still married to another person.
    • All divorces must be final. Proof of divorce must be provided if finalized in the last 60 days.
  • Half Blood and Whole Blood relations of the following:
    • ancestor and descendant
    • brother and sister
    • uncle and niece
    • aunt and nephew
    • Marriage/Civil Unions between cousins is permitted in Colorado.
  • Marriage/Civil Union licenses licenses issued by other states
    • Marriage/Civil Union licenses from Colorado must be used in Colorado.
    • Marriage/Civil Union licenses from other states are NOT valid for solemnization in Colorado.


Copies of Marriage License:


Vital records, including birth, death, adoption, marriage and divorce, are confidential per Colorado state statute (C.R.S. 25-2-117). As a result, Colorado vital records are not public records and therefore not searchable online. Vital records can only be released to those who are eligible in office or you can apply for a copy online at Vital Records.


Required Documents and Fees:

  • Proof of ID
  • Birth Certificates
  • Death Certificate if listed on death certificate
  • Family is tree for 75 years or older
  • $17.00 1st certified copy - $10.00 additional copies