Rev. Carrie MaKenna

Celebrating 15 Memory-filled Years
Independent Non-denominational Ceremony Officiant

Marriage License Information for Colorado - the legal stuff

The information provided here is very general and is accurate as of May 2014.
Please contact the County Clerk's office where you plan to get your marriage license before you go.
(scroll down for County contact info).
  • In the State of Colorado Marriage Licenses must be used within 30 days. Plan to get your Marriage License from the County Clerk & Recorder within in the two weeks prior to your wedding date.
  • You may get your license in either the County in which you live, or are getting married. You can go to the County Courthouse or often the nearest DMV where you register your car.
  • Both Bride and Groom need to be present to get the Marriage License. Have a valid ID and your social security number with you - Drivers License, Passport, Visa, Certified Birth Certificate, Military ID, or state issued ID Card. Applicants need not be residents of Colorado. If one of you cannot appear due to illness, is out of state, or incarcerated, bring a Notarized Absentee Application from the Clerk and Recorder’s office, along with identification for the absent person. 
  • The age requirement for marriage is 18 or over. If younger, parental consent is required. 
  • If either Bride or Groom has finalized a divorce within 30 days of applying for the Marriage License, be able to show the final Decree papers signed by a judge or court referee. If the divorce has been final more than 30 days, be able to state the date, place and court in which the divorce was finalized.
  • Colorado does not require blood tests.
  • Other required information: Social Security Number (or sign an affidavit), Place of Birth (City and State), Parents names and current address.
  • The Marriage License fee is $35, and only cash or checks are accepted, no credit cards.
  • Bring your Marriage License to the wedding ceremony where your Officiant will fill it out and sign it along with the Bride and Groom and two witnesses of your choice.
  • If the Bride is planning to change her name ask the County Clerk how they prefer she sign the marriage license - with the maiden or married name.
  • Unless you need to take your Marriage License in yourself for some reason, your Officiant will take it and send it in for you.
  • If you are traveling by rail or air immediately after your wedding for a honeymoon, do not attempt to change your name prior to that. The name on all your travel documents and ID's need to match. Use your maiden name until you come back and then you can start making the change.
  • To change your name, start with your social security number and then your driver's license. You will need to go in person for these and show the original marriage license document.
  • Much of the rest of your changes can take place by phone or mail.
  • Never let your marriage license out of your possession. If it is requested, send a photocopy. You can get certified copies from the County Clerk's office for a fee.
Colorado County Marriage License Offices
Send all mail to the attention of Marriage License Dept.
For other Colorado County Information not listed here:
Colorado County Clerk Information and Offices
(The header says County Election Offices, but these are also the Marriage License offices. Click on your county on the map, or scroll down and select from the list.)
Adams County Clerk & Recorder - 720-523-6020
(for all cities)
4430 S. Adams County Parkway, Suite E2400,
Brighton, CO 80601-8203

Arapahoe County Clerk & Recorder - 303 795-4511
5334 S. Prince St., Littleton CO 80166-0060

Broomfield County Clerk & Recorder -  303 464-5819
One Des Combes Dr., Broomfield CO 80020

Boulder County Clerk & Recorder - 303 413-7770
1750 33rd Street, Suite 201, Boulder, CO 80301

Clear Creek County Clerk & Recorder - 303 679-2300
405 Argentine St. PO Box 2000, Georgetown CO 80444

Denver County Clerk & Recorder - 720 865-8400
201 W. Colfax Avenue, Dept. 101, Denver, CO 80202

Douglas county Clerk & Recorder - 303 660-7469
301 Wilcox St., Castle Rock CO 80104

Eagle County Clerk & Recorder - 970-328-8723
P.O. Box 537, 500 Broadway, Suite 101,
Eagle, Colorado  81631
El Paso County Clerk & Recorder - 719 520-6278
200 S. Cascade Ave.. Colorado Springs CO 80903

Gilpin County Clerk & Recorder - 303 582-5321
PO Box 429, 203 Eureka St. Central City CO 80427

Grand County Clerk & Recorder - 970-725-3347
PO Box 120, 308 Byers Ave.,
Hot Sulphur Springs CO 80451

Jefferson County Clerk & Recorder - 303 271-8181
100 Jefferson County Parkway #2530, Golden CO 80419

Larimer County Clerk & Recorder - 970 498-7860
PO Box 824, 200 W. Oak St., Fort Collins CO 80521

Park County Clerk & Recorder - 303 838-4280
288 Main St., Bailey CO 80421

Summit County Clerk & Recorder - 970 453-3470
PO Box 1538, 208 Lincoln Ave.,
Breckenridge CO 80424-1538

Weld County Clerk & Recorder - (970) 353-3840
Mailing Address: PO Box 459, Greeley CO 80632
1402 N. 17th Ave. Greeley, CO 80631
2950 9th Street Ft. Lupton, CO 80621
DEL CAMINO 4209 WCR 24 1/2 Longmont, CO 80504

Rev. Carrie MaKenna, MA
Anam Cara Living Arts

Independent, Non-denominational Wedding Officiant

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What couples have to say about Rev. Carrie
     "I can’t begin to say how wonderful it was to be married by you. Thank you so very much!!!" – Eric

     "Thanks so much for performing such a beautiful ceremony! People were so very moved, and we thought it was perfect! Thank you , too, for the vows on the beautiful paper. I will add them to our scrapbook!" – Brandy

Brandy and Eric - 2005,
Arrowhead Golf Course, Roxborough Park CO
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