Colorado Marriage License Info

How to Obtain your Colorado Marriage License

You must obtain a marriage license in the state of Colorado if you are to be legally married here. (One from your home state won't work if you're not from Colorado.)

Marriage licenses cost $30 and some counties only accept cash payments. You may obtain your marriage license at any County Clerk and Recorder's Office in the state of Colorado. Note: most of them are not open on weekends, so take that into consideration when arranging for your time here.

Some counties allow you to pre-apply online. Most counties do not require an appointment. You must bring photo identification. Other logistics of getting legally married in Colorado are the following:

  • The two of you must appear together in person in order to obtain the license
  • The license is good anywhere in the state of Colorado
  • There is no waiting period--you may have your ceremony immediately after picking up the license.
  • The license is valid for 30 days
  • No blood test is required
  • If you have been married before, you will need to provide the date and place of divorce or death of previous spouse.
signing the Colorado marriage license

Links to Most-Visited Colorado Clerk and Recorder Offices

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Taylor & Jacob
January 14, 2017

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I am based in Golden, Colorado--the heart of the foothills--with easy access to the Colorado Front Range and the Rocky Mountains.
I photograph intimate weddings throughout Colorado, with emphasis on Denver/Boulder, Estes Park, Breckenridge/Keystone, Vail, Winter Park, Grand Lake and Colorado Springs. Additional travel fees added for Aspen, Crested Butte, Telluride and Steamboat Springs.