Temporary Issuance of Remote Marriage Licenses due to the Presence of COVID-19
The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will temporarily issue remote marriage licenses to couples. Pursuant to Article IV, Section 2 of the Colorado Constitution and the relevant portions of the Colorado Disaster Emergency Act, C.R.S. § 24-33.5-701, Governor Jared Polis issued an Executive Order that temporarily suspends certain requirements for the issuance of marriage licenses during the closure of clerk and recorder offices due to the presence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado.
Please follow these steps to obtain a marriage license remotely.
- Couples need to apply for a marriage license using the online application.
- Couples need to fill out a marriage affidavit.
- The couple needs to email the completed marriage affidavit and copies of valid IDs (both sides) to email@example.com.
- Scanned documents in a PDF format are preferred (separate file).
- Phone photos are strongly discouraged.
- Actual wet signatures are needed on the affidavit.
- Once the Recording Department receives the marriage affidavit and IDs a Clerk will contact the couple to complete the application process and collect payment.
- Please be ready to give the last four digits of each person’s Social Security number.
The license is valid immediately and must be used only in the State of Colorado. Our office will need a Colorado address where we can send the marriage license. You have until August 30, 2020 in which to use this license before it expires, which is thirty-five (35) days following the expiration of Executive Order D 2020 117, unless further amended by the Governor. For information contact Recording 719-520-6200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.