Marriage Certificates 

The Recording office will close early on Wednesday, December 13th at 1:30 pm and reopen for regular office hours on Thursday, December 14th at 8am.

You can now make an appointment for Marriage and Civil Union certificates or apply in person at the George Di Ciero City and County Building at 1 DesCombes Drive. Appointment hours are 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). If you would like to be married by a judge, you must first obtain the marriage license and then make an appointment with the court of your choice. 

Both applicants must provide the following to obtain a marriage license:

  • Proof of age 
    • Acceptable identification
      • Certified State Birth Certificate, Military ID, Alien Registration Card, Passport, VISA, Certificate of Naturalization, Department of Corrections ID.
      • State-issued Driver's License or ID. Driver's Licenses or ID cards that indicate "not valid for federal identification" will not be accepted.  
      • 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 Affidavit of No Social Security Number, if they do not have a Social Security Number.
      • If an applicant cannot appear in person, the other applicant must apply in person and provide following:
    • Unacceptable ID 
      • Driver's Licenses or ID cards that indicate "not valid for federal identification" will not be accepted.  
      • Consular Matricula Card, Foreign Voter Registration Card, Foreign Driver's License, Expired document of any type
    • $30.00 fee for the license (check, cash or debit/credit card) You may also pre-pay for certified copies of your marriage license when the license is issued. Cost is $1.25 per certified copy.  

Credit Cards can only be accepted in person or over the phone at this time.

For more information call 303-464-5109

  • Divorced/Dissolved Applicants
    If either applicant has previously been married or has previously been party to a civil union, you must provide the following:  
    • Date of  Dissolution/Divorce (month/day/year)
    • Place of Dissolution/Divorce (County and State)
    • Type of court for the  dissolution/divorce
    • Name of previous spouse or partner (Civil Union only)
  • Widowed Applicants
    • Date of death (month/day/year)
    • Place of death (City and State)

The following options are available to obtain a marriage certificate in the City and County of Broomfield:

  1. Apply for the license at our self service link.  The application is not complete until you come into the office.
  2. Make an appointment to complete the application process. 


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.
  • After your ceremony or self-solemnization,  the completed marriage license/certificate must be returned to the Clerk and Recorder for recording within 63 days.

If you have any questions, please call 303.464.5109

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.

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

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