Marriage Licenses

Please read this webpage entirely before contacting County staff with questions about how to obtain a Marriage License in Summit County, Colorado.  This is the most updated policy on operations at the Summit County Clerk & Recorder.  Remote applications for Marriage License are not accepted in Summit County.

FAQs & How to Apply:


  • There is no waiting period in the State of Colorado for Marriage Licenses
  • There are no blood tests of any kind administered in the State of Colorado for Marriage Licenses
  • Couples may apply within 35 days of their ceremony, no earlier
  • Licenses are issued the day the couple applies (takes 20 minutes unless there is a wait)
  • Application visits in the office generally take about 20 minutes, with exception of midday lunch hour time periods in the Summer and Friday afternoons.  Expect delays during those times.  We may have to ask the couple to return later in the day for staff to process the application during these times.  Early and mid-morning walk-ups can expect the least amount of wait time.
  • Appointments not required after June 7, 2021 - preexisting appointments honored

​Requirements: Residency, ID, Age

  • There are no residency requirements of any kind to obtain a Marriage License in Summit County
  • The License and Certificate are on the same piece of paper, obtained at the same time when you come in
  • We ask Colorado residents to contact their home County Clerk & Recorder first for a Marriage License before applying in Summit County.  CLICK HERE for a complete list of Colorado Clerk & Recorders that can assist you.
  • Both parties must be present at the time of application
  • If either party is under 18, contact us in advance of visiting our office for additional required documentation
  • Both parties to the marriage must furnish one form of valid, photo identification (e.g. Drivers License, Passport)

​How to Apply

  • Apply in person only - remote applications during COVID-19 are no longer accepted beginning June 7, 2021
  • Appointments not required after June 7, 2021 - preexisting appointments honored
  • Apply in person during business hours (8:00am-4:30pm)
  • One office location in Breckenridge - Summit County Clerk & Recorder
  • Fill out and print the Marriage License Application ahead of time PLEASE TYPE INSTEAD OF HANDWRITING
  • No SSN?  No problem!  If one or both parties does not have a Social Security Number, please fill out, print, and bring with you this No SSN Affidavit with application (one per person)
  • Cost is $30 for the License, we will automatically charge couples for 3 certified copies (additional $3 each)

​Officiants HQ

  • This is the list of Officiants who have contacted our office offering their services.  Inquire with each person/company about pricing and availability.  Summit County Government does not make recommendations or promote any business over another, and this list is for courtesy contact information only.
  • The Clerk's Office does not need any paperwork or communication from Officiants performing ceremonies in Summit County.  Officiants can be ordained from their organization of choice.

Civil Unions

  • Simply visit our office during business hours to apply for a Civil Union License

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