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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 meet all the requirements you will leave with the marriage license.

A: No, you must have a ceremony or an exchange of vows. The marriage certificate must also be filled out and signed by 2 witnesses and the officiant who performed the ceremony or exchange of vows.

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

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

A: No, to officially change your name you will need to go to Social Security (4300 Cutler Ave NE, 87110) and then to MVD.

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

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

A: Please see Marriage License information.

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

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

A: You can schedule an appointment by calling one of the judges in the following directory: Metro Directory

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  • Representatives from the Clerk's Offic will be in attendance at this naturalization ceremony to help new American citizens on their path to becoming registered voters.
    Albuquerque Convention Center, East Complex, Upper Level
    401 Second St. NW
    Albuquerque, NM

  • 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

  • Representatives from the Clerk’s Office will have a table at Downtown Summerfest from 4:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Stop by to register to vote, update your voter information, learn how to become a poll worker or 3rd party voter registration agent, or ask any questions you may have about voting and elections in Bernalillo County.
    Albuquerque Civic Plaza

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