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By law, the County Clerk’s Office is the only agency permitted to issue marriage licenses.

All marriage license applications are permanently filed, as are marriage records.

The cost of a marriage license is $25. Cash or credit cards are accepted.

The Clerk's Office is closed to the public due until further notice due to the coronavirus public health emergency. Call 505-468-1290 to schedule a marriage license appointment (NM residents only). 

Marriage License requirements:

  • Both applicants need to be present.
  • Both need to be at least 18 years of age.
  • Both need current state/government issued pictured identification, passport, or original birth certificate. Names must match the Social Security Card.
  • Both applicants need Social Security Card. Laminated Social Security cards are not accepted. Please note, names must match the identification provided.
  • If applicant has not been issued a Social Security Number, then two current official government issued pictured identification are required (passport, VISA, or original birth certificate). Names must match on all forms of identification.
  • Parental consent if 16 or 17 years of age.
  • Court order if 15 years of age.
  • Marriage licenses are issued and valid immediately.
  • Marriage licenses do not expire.
  • A Marriage License must be obtained BEFORE the ceremony takes place.
  • Blood tests are not required.

For additional questions, please call the Marriage License information line (505) 468-1290, choose option 4.

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