A license to marry in Colorado may be obtained during regular business hours at the Clerk & Recorder’s Main Office, in accordance with the requirements outlined below. The license is valid upon issue and must be used, in Colorado, within 35 days. The fee is $30.00, cash or debit/credit card payment only. Online requests for verification of marriage and divorce records may be made at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment . For additional information, please review the Guidelines for Obtaining Marriage Licenses in Colorado below or contact the Recording Department.
For your convenience, the Affidavit Concerning Social Security Number and the Absentee Affidavit are provided in Adobe Acrobat format, which requires you to have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your system for viewing. The forms may be printed out and completed prior to your visit to the Recording Department.
Effective October 7, 2014, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office issued final clearance for county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
The following guidelines apply to all individuals applying for a marriage license in the state.