Marriage License or Civil Union License General Information


Now that you’ve decided to make it official, we are here to help. When applying for a Marriage License or Civil Union License, please follow the steps and general requirements listed here.

Begin the process by applying online

  • All online fields must be filled out.
  • Successful submission of application will generate a transaction number; write the number down and call the Recording Office to schedule an appointment.
  • Both parties must be present at the application appointment.
  • Please apply in person for a Civil Union License.

Apply Online for a Marriage License.

General Requirements

  • License fee is $30 payable by cash or credit card.
  • Licenses must be used in Colorado within 35 days of being issued.
  • Proof of Identification and Age:
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Passport
    • Military ID with a photo
    • Inmate ID with photo and date of birth
    • Tribal Identification Card with a photo
  • If either party is under 18 years of age:
    • Judicial order from the courts is required
  • Social Security Number required to apply for a Marriage / Civil Union License
    • Last four digits of social security number required for a Marriage License
    • Entire social security number is required for a Civil Union. 
    • If an applicant does not have a social security number they will complete and sign and affidavit while appearing for the license appointment.
  • Additional requirements if one of the parties is divorced:
    • Date of the divorce
    • Type of court 
    • The city and state where the divorce occurred
  •      Prohibited Marriage and Civil Union Licenses:
    • Ancestor and descendant
    • Siblings
    • Uncle and Niece; Aunt and Nephew

Request a Copy of Your License

To request a copy of your Marriage license or Civil Union license that was recorded in Montrose County, Colorado, please download the request form below and fill out completely. Bring to our office, or mail to:

Recording Office
317 South 2nd Street
Montrose, CO 81401

Marriage License Forms

Request Copy of Marriage License
Request Copy of Civil Union License
Absentee Affidavit for Marriage License
Absentee Affidavit for Civil Union