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Marriage License Info

You'll need a license to get legally married in Colorado. 

Here's what you need to know:


#1: Marriage Licenses are valid anywhere in Colorado. The license must be returned to the same County Clerk that issued it - but the wedding can take place anywhere in the state. 

#2: The license cost is $30.

#3: Licenses are valid for 35 days before your ceremony. I know you're excited - but don't get it too early.


#4: You can fill out the application online to save some time. You'll still need to show up in person to sign and show ID - but every little bit helps, right? Check the links below for info on the most popular County Clerks.

#5: If you're coming from another state, you'll need a Colorado license. Do consider this when planning your trip: be sure to make an appointment for your license before the ceremony. Most County Clerks are open by appointment: M-F 8-4:30. Find links below for specific clerks.

#6: Marriages legal in Colorado are recognized in all 50 states. My own credentials are a combination of online and brick-and-mortar churches to make certain that all legal liabilities are considered.


#7: Just to be super clear: I cannot get a marriage license on your behalf. You will need to complete your own application and show several forms of ID.


Adams County Clerk

4430 S. Adams County Parkway
Suite: E2400
Brighton, CO 80601


Tuesday-Friday, 7:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. by appointment only

Website Here

Online Application: YES

Broomfield County Clerk

George Di Ciero City and County Building

One DesCombes Drive

Broomfield, CO 80020

Monday-Friday. 7 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. by appointment

Website Here

Online Application: YES

Jefferson County Clerk

100 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 2560
Golden, CO 80419


Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. by appointment

Website Here

Online Application: YES

Arapahoe County Clerks

1. Aurora: 490 S Chambers Rd, Aurora, CO
2. Centennial: 6954 S Lima St, Centennial, CO 
3. Littleton: 5334 S Prince St, Littleton, CO

Monday-Friday. 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. by appointment

Website Here

Online Application: YES

Denver County Clerk

201 West Colfax Ave., Dept. 101, Denver, CO 80202


Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm by appointment


Remote Licensing Available with ID verification via Microsoft Teams

Website Here

Online Application: YES

Larimer County Clerks

1. Fort Collins: 200 West Oak St., 1st Floor

2. Loveland: 200 Peridot Ave., 1st Floor

3. Estes Park: 1601 Brodie Ave.

Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm by appointment only

Website Here

Online Application: YES

Boulder County Clerk

The Recording Division physical office is closed to the public.

Online/phone services are available Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.


Limited in-person services are available by appointment.

Website Here

Online Application: YES

Douglas County Clerk

301 Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104


Monday-Friday 8am - 4:30pm by appointment

Website Here

Online Application: YES

Weld County Clerk

1250 H Street
Greeley, CO 80632

(970) 304-6530

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Website Here

Online Application: YES

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