Marriage Certificates

Colorado Marriage License
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 identification
      • 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
Divorced Applicants
  • 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
Widowed Applicants
  • If either applicant is widowed, the following information is needed
    • Date of death (month/day/year)
    • Place of death (City and State)
Marriage By Proxy - HB15-1327
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.
If the parties to the marriage plan on having a proxy marriage, one of the applicants must apply in person and provide the following:
Age Requirements
  • 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 License Details
  • 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
    • Judge
    • Court Magistrate
    • Religious or tribal official authorized to perform a ceremony
    • Other public official authorized to perform a ceremony