County Clerk

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 applicants need to be at least 18 years of age.
  • Both applicants are required to provide two current official forms of government issued identification (Driver’s License/ID, 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.

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

Also keep in mind that:

  1. Marriage licenses are issued and valid immediately.
  2. Marriage licenses do not expire.
  3. A Marriage License must be obtained BEFORE the ceremony takes place.
  4. Blood tests are not required.
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  • Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Administrator for Bernalillo County will hold a virtual hearing in the Zoning Conference Room, 111 Union Square St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. for the purpose of considering the below requests. Due to the State‚Äôs Emergency Order, this hearing will be conducted as a Public Zoom Video Conference. Members of the public may attend by clicking the attached Zoom link or by calling the following number: +1 669 900 6833 and entering Meeting ID: 879 8250 9669 and Password: 558442 Virtual attendance by all parties is encouraged to protect public health. Physical attendance by applicants or authorized agents is limited to two parties per application. Parties who wish to speak at the hearing must register - see attached link.
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