If you've just set a date for your wedding, this can be an exciting time for the two of you! Don't let the marriage license laws of Colorado put a dent in your wedding plans. Here's what you need to know and what documents to bring with you before you apply for a Colorado marriage license. We recommend getting this legal aspect of your wedding out of the way about a month before your wedding date. Congratulations and much happiness as you begin your lifetime journey together! Requirements may vary as each county in Colorado could have their own requirements.
ID Requirement:In Colorado, you will need to bring government issued ID such as your drivers license, visa, passport, state or military ID. Bring your social security cards, too.Residency Requirement in Colorado:Neither one of you have to be a resident of Colorado. Colorado is a great state for a destination wedding!Covenant Marriage Option:No. Colorado is not offering this option at this time.Waiting Period and Tests:There is no waiting period for getting married in Colorado and there are no required tests. Fees:$10+, and the fees may vary from county to county in Colorado. Some counties require cash, so don't leave home without it!Previous Marriages:If you've been married previously, Colorado requires that you bring a certified copy of your divorce decree or a copy of your deceased spouse's death certificate. Proxy Marriages:Yes, but only if either the groom or bride cannot appear due to illness, is out of the state of Colorado, or incarcerated, he or she can obtain an absentee application. It must be notarized. Identification for the absent party must be provided by the other soon to be spouse when applying for the license.
More information Cousin Marriages:Yes.Common Law Marriages:Yes. The minimum age for common law marriages in the state of Colorado is the same as the ages required by the Colorado Uniform Marriage Act. In other words, if you are not both at least 18 years old, a common law marriage is not recognized. This applies no matter where the common law marriage was entered into. (C.R.S. 14-2-104 and 14-2-109.5)
Source: Rockymountainnews.comSame Sex Marriages:No. Under 18:If you are 16 or 17, in Colorado you will need consent of both parents (or parent having legal custody), or guardian, or seek judicial approval. If you are under 16, a Judicial Court Order along with parental consent is necessary. Officiants:Couples themselves may solemnize their own marriage (C.R.S 14-2-109) in Colorado. They must apply for paper work from the County Courthouse in order to do this. However, friends or relatives can not solemnize their marriage. Out-of-state Clergy need not be registered in Colorado. Miscellaneous:License is valid in Colorado for 30 days. Copy of Certificate of Marriage:Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
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PLEASE NOTE:State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.