Marriage & Civil Union Licenses

Ready to Tie the Knot? 

We offer full-service marriage license or civil union license services: You may apply for, obtain and record your license at any of our locations. Marriage licenses or Civil Union licenses may be issued and are valid in any Colorado county. Applicants do not need to be Colorado residents (except in the case of a proxy marriage/union). A marriage license or civil union license is issued the day it is applied for and may be used immediately.  

Steps to a Marriage License or Civil Union License 

All applicants must follow these four steps to apply for, complete and record their marriage/civil union license:   

  1. Apply for a Marriage License or Civil Union License
    Complete the online Marriage or Civil Union license application. (If applying for a Civil Union, create a username and password to select the Civil Union application.)

  2. Make an Appointment 
    You must complete your application in person at one of our branch offices. *Please note: Marriage/Civil Union License services are temporarily unavailable at our Aurora branch.*
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  3. Complete Your Marriage License or Civil Union License and Certificate 
    Once issued, you have 35 days to complete your Marriage license or Civil Union license. Follow the instructions on this printer-friendly PDF.

  4. Record Your License 
    There’s no fee for this service, but you must return your completed license and certificate for recording to any of our branch offices within 63 days of solemnization/certification or a late fee will be assessed. You may deliver the certificate to any of our branch locations or mail it to our Recording Division at 5334 S. Prince St., Littleton, CO, 80120. 

Branch locations (Open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.): 

  • Centennial, 6954 S Lima St, Centennial, CO 80112 
  • Littleton, 5334 S Prince St, Littleton, CO 80120 

Optional Services

You may search for recorded marriage/civil union licenses using our online Document Search for documents dating back to Feb. 1, 1996. Visit our office at the County Administration Building to find marriage licenses dating back to 1902.