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A: You have to get the marriage license before having your ceremony.


A: There is no waiting period. When you come in to get the marriage license providing you have met all the requirements you will leave with the marriage license.


A:  No, you don’t have to be a resident of Bernalillo County.


A: No, you must have a ceremony or an exchange of vows. The marriage certificate must also be filled out and signed by two witnesses and the officiant who performed the ceremony or exchange of vows.


A: No, the witnesses only have to be present during the ceremony. That’s when they will sign the marriage certificate.


A: No. Anyone that is licensed, ordained, or certified to perform a ceremony can marry you.


A: Please see Marriage License information.


A: Anyone that is licensed, ordained, or certified to perform a ceremony can marry you.


A: No. To officially change your name you will need to go to Social Security office (500 Lead Ave. SW, Suite 100), and then to a New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division office.


A: No appointment is needed. We work on a walk-in basis.


A: We are located on the South East corner of 5th Street and Marquette. It’s the City/County Government Center building. We are on the 6th floor, room 6029.


A: Yes, both parties need to be present to get the marriage license.


A: For more information on marriages performed by a judge, please visit the Metropolitan Court webpage.


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  • Bernalillo County's new mobile voting unit will be on Civic Plaza as part of the county's involvement in National Voter Registration Day. There will also be live DJs, food trucks and more as the Bernalillo County Clerk's office assists residents in registering to vote before the upcoming general election on Nov. 6.
    Location:
    Civic Plaza
    Time:
    9/25/2018 10:00 AM - 9/25/2018 2:00 PM

  • Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Administrator for Bernalillo County will hold a hearing in the City/County Building, One Civic Plaza NW, Vincent E. Griego Chambers, Basement Level, Room B2125 on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at 9 a.m. Please see the attached public notice.
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    City/County Building, One Civic Plaza NW, Vincent E. Griego Chambers
    Time:
    10/10/2018 9:00 AM

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    Various Locations
    Time:
    11/6/2018 7:00 AM - 11/6/2018 7:00 PM

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