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A license to marry in Colorado may be obtained during regular business hours, in accordance with the requirements outlined below. The license is valid upon issue and must be used, in Colorado, within 35 days. The fee is $30.00.
Age Requirements – Same for both parties
Parents Consent Form
Valid ID must be furnished by both parties. All are valid forms of ID:
Blood Test Requirements
As of July 1, 1989, blood tests are NOT required for either party in the State of Colorado.
Social Security Numbers
Social Security Numbers ARE required on marriage license applications (C.R.S. 14-14-113).
If a party does not have a Social Security Number, the Affidavit Concerning Social Security Number must be completed and submitted at time of application for a marriage license. It may be signed and notarized in advance or signed in from of the deputy county clerk at time of application.
Marriage Licenses will NOT be issued if:
Couples themselves may solemnize their own marriage (C.R.S. 14-2-109). Marriages can also be solemnized by judges, retired judges, magistrates, public officials authorized to perform marriages, or in accordance with any mode of solemnization recognized by a religious denomination or Indian Tribe or nation. Not anyone can solemnize a marriage. (Although the couple may solemnize their own marriage, that does not mean a friend or relative, who is not otherwise authorized to perform marriages, can also solemnize their marriage.) Clergy from out of state need not be registered in Colorado.
The person solemnizing the marriage shall complete the marriage license and forward it to the Clerk and Recorder’s office within sixty-three days (63) after solemnizing. Any person who fails to forward the marriage certificate to the Clerk and Recorder’s Office shall be required to pay a $20.00 LATE FEE and an additional $5.00 LATE FEE may be assessed by each additional day of failure up to a MAXIMUM of $50.00.
Please return completed marriage license/certificate to:
Washington County Clerk and Recorder
150 Ash Avenue – PO Box L,
Akron, CO 80720-0380
Marriage certificates must include the county and location where the marriage took place, the date of the marriage, the officiating party’s signature and title and the bride and groom’s signatures.
$0.25 per license / $0.25 per application – Certified is an additional $1.00 per document.Request for Marriage License/Certificate copy Form
A Request for Marriage/App Copy form, along with valid form of identification, is required to obtain a copy of a marriage application.
Your marriage license must be returned and recorded before the bride can make any name changes.
The Social Security Administration provides information regarding Social Security card name changes. Phone 1.800.772.1213
Greeley Social Security Office
5400 West 11th Street
Greeley, CO 80634
Akron Drivers License Office
150 Ash Avenue
Akron, CO 80720-1510
Take marriage license to:
Akron Post Office
Akron, CO 80720
National Passport Information Center