The fee for a marriage or civil union license is $30 payable by cash or credit card only. Please note that credit card transactions will be charged a convenience fee by the third-party vendor.
You may apply for a license anytime. Once you pick up your license you must have your ceremony within 35 days.
No. Licenses obtained in Colorado must be used in Colorado.
You may obtain your license from any County in Colorado. The only restriction is that you MUST return the license to the issuing County.
Colorado allows anyone over the age of 18 to marry without consent. Anyone between ages 16-17 is required to obtain an order from juvenile court. Anyone under the age of 16 is not allowed to apply for a marriage license. Anyone applying for a Civil Union License must be 18 or older.
Your date of birth, social security number, mother and father’s names, mother’s maiden name, your name, your address and any information regarding a previous marriage are required. You also must have a photo ID and proof of age (a driver’s license or passport is typically what’s presented).
No. Colorado allows the following types of solemnization: religious, civil or self.
A self solemnization is a ceremony in which the couple declares themselves married/joined in union by signing the license. The marriage/union is as legally binding as if a religious or civil officiate performed the ceremony.
A common law marriage is when a couple has presented themselves and been acknowledged as a married couple; even though there was no ceremony or marriage license obtained.
There is not. However, if a couple is considered to be “common-law” they may apply for a marriage or civil union license and then choose to self solemnize so that they have an “official” license.
Yes. The Recording Office in Castle Rock at 301 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock is open for marriage licenses from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
No, witnesses may sign the license if the couple would like them to.
Copies are $1.25 each and checks should be made payable to Douglas County Clerk.
Shipping and handling charges are:
To avoid paying a shipping and handling charge, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your copy request. Please make sure the envelope is large enough for the number of copies requested.
Couples needing a copy of their marriage/civil union license application will need to complete a request form, provide a legible copy of picture identification and provide appropriate payment.
Copies of marriage license applications are $1.25 each and checks should be made payable to Douglas County Clerk. Shipping and handling charges will apply. Please see the shipping and handling charges above for the appropriate fees.