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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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