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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.

Marriage License requirements:

  • Both applicants need to be present.
  • Both need to be at least 18 years of age.
  • Both need current legal pictured ID, or birth certificate.
  • Both need proof of Social Security number (SS card, W2, or Tax Return)
  • Both need to be sure that names on picture ID's and proof of Social Security #'s match
  • Fee is $25.00, which can be paid with cash or the following credit cards: Discover, Visa, Master Card and American Express.
  • 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.
  • Blood tests are not required.

For additional questions, please call the Marriage License information line (505) 468-1243.​

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  • The County Clerk's Office will be at Isleta Pueblo in conjuction with the pueblo's "Pre-Cap Distribution" to help members register to vote and provide more information about voting and the election process in Bernalillo County.
    Isleta Pueblo

  • This one-hour training and certification session will prepare individuals to be 3rd party voter registration agents.
    County Clerk's Office , One Civic Plaza, Sixth Floor
    One Civic Plaza NW
    Albuquerque, NM

  • Neighborhood associations participate in National Night Out to get their communities engaged. From Coors, turn west on Dennis Chavez. Then turn north on 98th. Finally, turn east on Rio Clara. Park on the north side of the park (space will be limited).
    Lazy Day Park, near 98th Street and Dennis Chavez Boulevard

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