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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 identification, or birth certificate.
  • Both applicants need proof of Social Security number (if an individual has been issued a SSN), such as a Social Security card, W-2 tax form, or tax return.
  • Fee is $25, which can be paid with cash or the following credit cards: Discover, Visa, MasterCard 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) 468-1290, choose option 4.

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  • Early voting begins at the Clerk’s Annex ONLY on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and runs through Saturday, Nov, 5, 2016. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Clerk’s Annex is located at 1500 Lomas Blvd. NW. Early voting begins at all of our other 18 locations on Saturday, Oct. 22 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Early Voting Convenience Center locations coming soon. For more information on early voting and the general election, please click on the links below.

  • Oct. 11, 2016 is the first day absentee ballots will be mailed for the 2016 General Election. Ballots will continue to be mailed to registered voters who have successfully completed an absentee application through Nov. 4. For information about absentee voting and the general election, please click on the links below.

  • In order to vote in the General Election on Nov. 8, 2016, you must register to vote by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11. For more information on voter registration and the general election, please click on the links below.

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