Marriage Licenses

All Applicants
The following is required at the time a couple applies for a marriage license:
  • $25 cash, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover.
  • Proof of age and identity required (proof of age and identity is normally satisfied with a government-issued photo ID)
  • If a government issued photo ID is not available, an original or certified copy of a birth certificate must be presented
Both applicants must appear in person. If an applicant is unable to appear in person, authorization to issue the marriage license must be provided by a District Judge. Marriage licenses must be purchased at any time before the ceremony. The license is valid for a ceremony taking place anywhere within the State of New Mexico. The signed license must be returned to the County Clerk’s Office within 90 days of the ceremony.

Minor Applicants

For applicants who are 16 or 17 years old, in addition to the above requirements, you must have:
  • An original or certified copy of your birth certificate.
  • Written consent of each living parent listed on the birth certificate. If a government issued photo ID is not available, an original or certified copy of a birth certificate must be presented.
Written consent may be provided in person at the Clerk’s Office or through a notarized statement. If a parent is deceased, a certified copy of the death certificate is required. If a parent is not deceased and is unable or unwilling to provide written consent, authorization to issue the marriage license must be provided by a District Judge.

Applicants Under 16
Marriages of persons under 16 years of age are only permitted when there is a pregnancy and when a District Court Judge has authorized the marriage.

Fees

Type Fees
Marriage License Application (Cash, MasterCard, or Visa)
$25
Certified Copies of Marriage Licenses
$2.50 per Copy
Duplicate Marriage Certificates
$5 per Copy