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).
The following options are available to obtain a marriage certificate in the City and County of Broomfield:
- Apply for the license at our self service link
- Make an appointment to complete the application process. The application is not complete until you come into the office.
Save time, apply online for marriage and civil union licenses.
Please be aware that Marriage/Civil Union licenses are good for 35 days from date of issue.
Once the license has been completed you have 60 days to return it to our office to be recorded.
If you have any questions, please call 303.464.5109
Starting June 1, 2021 Marriage Certificate services will be available by appointment or by drop-in. See available hours of operation below or make an appointment.
Please note, many city and county services are also available online via self-service, or over the phone. Learn more about the reopening of City and County of Broomfield Services.
The following items are required in order to receive a marriage certificate. Please refer to the checklist below before proceeding with the marriage process.
Both applicants must provide the following to obtain a marriage license:
- Proof of ID with date of birth
- Acceptable identification
- Certified State Birth Certificate, State issued Driver's License or ID, Military ID, Alien Registration Card, Passport, VISA, Certificate of Naturalization, Department of Corrections 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 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:
- Absentee Application for Marriage License completed, signed and notarized.
- 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, 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.
- Acceptable identification
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)
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.
- 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.
- After your ceremony or self solemnization, return the complete license to the Recording Department via mail or dropbox to be recorded.
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