El Paso County Courthouse

270 Tejon Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80901

(719) 448-7700

What is required to get Married in Colorado?  

Applicants for a Marriage License must be 18 or older; 17 year olds must have consent of both parents. Applicants need not be Colorado residents. Clergy from out-of-state do not need to be registered in Colorado. Others who can solemnize a marriage are judges, magistrates, public officials authorized to perform marriages. At least one of the parties must apply in person at any of the Clerk and Recorder locations. If one of the parties cannot appear in person, the absent party must complete an affidavit provided by the office and the signature must be notarized. Both parties must present valid identification (passports, driver’s licenses, birth certificates, or military identification cards). Both parties will be asked to give their social security numbers at time of application for a marriage license. If you do not have a social security number, you will be required to complete an affidavit that must be signed and notarized in advance or signed in front of the Deputy County Clerk at time of application. If one of you was previously married, you will be required to provide the date, city and state of divorce or death. If divorced, the type of court (district, circuit, etc.) must also be provided. Marriage license applications issues by another state are not valid in Colorado.

How much will the Marriage License Cost? 

The fee for a Marriage License is $30.00 payable by cash or credit/debit card - no checks accepted.

Is a waiting period or Blood Test required? 

No blood tests are required for either party in the State of Colorado, and there is no waiting period. Witnesses are not required but you may be asked to provide them.