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Marriages/Civil Unions

Notice: On March 26, the Governor of the State of Colorado has issued an Executive Order that temporarily prevents us from issuing marriage licenses. We will resume issuing marriage licenses on April 26 if this Executive Order is not extended.

See the Executive Order

Basic Requirements

*You must have valid proof of age and identity.*

  • Applications can be filled out at the Recording desk at 200 S. Spruce St, Grand Junction, CO.
  • 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 4:30 p.m. (Due to the length of the process and budget constraints, we ask that you please be at our office prior to 4:30 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 license fee.
  • Death or divorce information required (if applicable).
  • Must be 18 years of age or have parental consent.
  • Must have valid proof of identification.
  • Requisitos

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  • Both parents (having full decision-making authority, guardian or judicial approval) are required if applicants are 16 or 17 years old.
  • If applicant is younger than 16 years old, consent of parents/guardian AND judicial approval (Court Order) are required.

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 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.)

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 at under the link for Weddings and Civil Unions
  • Public officials authorized to perform marriage ceremonies 
  • Any mode of solemnization recognized by a religious denomination (The title Officiant is not acceptable to sign the license)
  • Clergy from out-of-state do not need to be registered in Colorado
  • Indian Tribe or Nation


Who should I contact?

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

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