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Basic requirements

You must have valid proof of age and identity

  • Both applicants need to appear in order to obtain the license. (If just one appears, another form will need to be completed.)
  • Arrive prior to 4:00 p.m. (Marriage/Civil union licenses will not be issued after 4:00 p.m.).
  • License is valid for 35 days from date of issuance.
  • License is only valid for use within the state of Colorado.
  • $30.00 Cash Only license fee; other fees may apply.
  • Parent or Legal Guardian information is required regardless of the age of the applicants.
  • Death or divorce information required (if applicable).
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must have valid proof of identification.

Marriage - Requirements (Espanol Version)

Photograph of a Marriage License

Age requirements

If the applicant is under 18 years old, judicial approval (Court Order) is required

Blood tests

Blood tests are not required for either party in the state of Colorado.


  • A couple may not marry/form a union when one of the parties is still married or in a civil union with another person.
  • Divorces and dissolutions must be final.
  • You must provide the date and location of divorce or dissolution.
  • Marriage/unions between ancestor and descendant is prohibited whether half or whole blood. (Marriage/union between cousins is permitted.)

Available forms


Who can perform your marriage ceremony?

Couples may solemnize their own marriage in Colorado.

  • Judges, retired judges, magistrates
  • Information for Judges that perform marriages can be obtained on the Colorado Judicial Branch website
  • Public officials authorized to perform marriage ceremonies
  • Any mode of solemnization recognized by a religious denomination
  • Clergy from out-of-state do not need to be registered in Colorado
  • Indian Tribe or Nation
Black and White Photograph of a Couple waiting outside door with Marriage Licenses printed on the window and a "Out to Lunch" sign hanging on door knob

Who should I contact for a divorce?

Contact the Mesa County Justice Center at 970-257-3640 for divorce or dissolution information.

Marriage and Civil Union license

Central Services (Recording)

200 S. Spruce Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm