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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. Cash or credit cards are accepted.

Marriage License requirements:

  • Both applicants need to be present.
  • Both need to be at least 18 years of age.
  • Both need current state/government issued pictured identification, passport, or original birth certificate. Names must match the Social Security Card.
  • Both applicants need Social Security Card. Laminated Social Security cards are not accepted. Please note, names must match the identification provided.
  • If applicant has not been issued a Social Security Number, then two current official government issued pictured identification are required (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.
  • Marriage licenses are issued and valid immediately.
  • Marriage licenses do not expire.
  • A Marriage License must be obtained BEFORE the ceremony takes place.
  • 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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  • 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, June 10, 2020 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 via the web at this address: https://bit.ly/368LSfC or by calling the following number: +1 669 900 6833 and entering Meeting ID: 858 3822 1530 and Password: 120410 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. See agenda for full info.
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    6/10/2020 9:00 AM

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