Marriage Licenses

Colorado Marriage License may be purchased for $30 (cash, check or credit card) and may be used immediately within the State of Colorado. Valid for 35 days from issue date. Both parties must be present to complete the application.

Marriage license may be obtained for same-sex couples in Colorado.


Valid, legal identification for proof of age is required:
  • Driver's License
  • Military ID
  • Current Passport
  • State issued identification

**We cannot accept the following types of identification:
  • Birth certificates
  • Baptismal certificates
  • Foreign Consular ID's

Required Information

  • Social Security number
  • Place of birth (City and State)
  • Parent names and current address (City and State)
  • Divorce information (date, place, and court where granted)

Social Security Number

Per Colorado Revised Statute 14-14-113, Social Security numbers are required on the marriage license application. If an applicant does not have a Social Security number, an affidavit provided by the clerk's office must be signed.

Apply in Person

Both persons should be present to apply. If one party is unable to apply in person they may complete an Absentee Affidavit .

Marriage Solemnization

Ceremony can be performed by judges, retired judges, magistrates, Indian tribe officials and clergy, or by the couple themselves. Completed marriage certificate must be returned to our office within 63 days after the marriage for recording. Witnesses are not required in the State of Colorado.


  • One of the parties is still married to another person.
  • Brother and sister, uncle and niece, aunt and nephew, uncle and nephew, aunt and niece, whether by half or whole blood.

Marriage Application Copy Request

Pursuant to CRS 24-72-204(3)(a)(XIX)(A), copies of marriage applications are to be made available only to the bride or groom or an immediate family member. To obtain a certified copy of a marriage application, please contact our office. Fee is $1.25 per copy.

Marriage License Copy Request

Copies of marriage licenses are $1.25 or $3.00 for a certified copy.

Summit County Recording office


970-453-3470 phone
970-453-3540 fax

208 E Lincoln Ave
PO Box 1538
Breckenridge CO 80424

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm