Apply in Person
Apply for a marriage license in person at the George Di Ciero City and County Building at 1 DesCombes Drive. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (Excluding holidays).
- Both applicants must provide the following to obtain a marriage license:
- Proof of ID with date of birth
- Acceptable ID
- Birth Certificate, State issued Driver's License or ID, Military ID, Alien Registration Card, Passport, VISA, Certificate of Naturalization, Department of Corrections ID and Inmate ID.
- All these forms of ID must be current/valid and include a date of birth to verify that the applicant is of legal age to enter into a marriage.
- Acceptable ID's that are not in English must be accompanied with a certified translation.
- Applicant must complete the Sworn Statement Affidavit, if they do not have a Social Security Number.
- Unacceptable ID
- Consular Matricula Card, Foreign Voter Registration Card, Foreign Driver's License, Expired document of any type
- $30.00 fee for the license (check or cash only)
- If an applicant cannot appear in person, the other applicant must apply in person and provide the following:
- Absentee application (link to application) completed, signed and notarized
- Copy of the absent party's ID
- Acceptable ID
- If either applicant is divorced, the following information is needed
- Date of Divorce (month/day/year)
- Place of Divorce (County and State)
- Type of court for the divorce
- If either applicant is widowed, the following information is needed
- Date of death (month/day/year)
- Place of death (City and State)
Per Colorado Revised Statutes, Section 14-2-109(2), individuals can appoint another party to act as their proxy and complete the marriage process.
A proxy marriage may be performed if:
- One party to the proxy marriage is a Colorado resident, and
- One party is a member of the armed forces of the United States who is stationed in another country or in another state in support of combat or another military operation, or is a government contractor, or an employee of a government contractor, working in support of the armed forces of the United States or in support of United States military operations in another country or in another state.
- Absentee application completed, signed and notarized
- Applicant must complete the Sworn Statement Affidavit if they do not have a Social Security Number
- Copy of the absent party's ID used for notarizing the affidavit
- Authorization of Proxy Marriage completed, signed and notarized
- Copy of the military or contractor ID
- Applicants for a marriage license must be 18 years of age or older.
- HB19-1316-Modernizing Marriage Laws for Minors requires applicants aged 16 or 17 to obtain a Court Order in order to be issued a Marriage License in the state of Colorado. Parental consent is not enough to obtain a Marriage License.
- Applicants aged 15 or younger May Not be issued a Marriage License.
- Marriages are prohibited if an applicant is already married or between the following:
- Ancestor and descendant
- Brother and sister
- Uncle and niece
- Aunt and nephew
- Marriage licenses must be used within 35 days from the date of issue, anywhere in Colorado
- Marriage licenses may be obtained in any county, regardless of where the ceremony will take place in Colorado
- Blood tests are not required
- A marriage may be performed by the following:
- Individuals by Self-Solemnization
- Court Magistrate
- Religious or tribal official authorized to perform a ceremony
- Other public official authorized to perform a ceremony