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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 ID, or birth certificate.
  • Both need proof of Social Security number (SS card, W2, or Tax Return)
  • Both need to be sure that names on picture ID's and proof of Social Security #'s match
  • Fee is $25.00, which can be paid with cash or the following credit cards: Discover, Visa, Master Card 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) 468-1243.​

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Upcoming Events
  • 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.
    Location:
    Albuquerque Convention Center, East Complex, Upper Level
    401 Second St. NW
    Albuquerque, NM
    87102

  • This one-hour training and certification session will prepare individuals to be 3rd party voter registration agents.
    Location:
    County Clerk's Office , One Civic Plaza, Sixth Floor
    One Civic Plaza NW
    Albuquerque, NM
    87102

  • 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.
    Location:
    Albuquerque Civic Plaza

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