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As a result of Governor Polis’s Executive Order D 2020 014, the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder is temporarily issuing marriage licenses through application by mail. Please follow the below instructions.
Step 1: Complete the Application: Type your information in the fillable marriage application and checklist. Even if you have filled out the application online previously, you will need to fill out the application form. For reference on how to complete the form, please look at an example of a completed application.The highlighted fields are required information.
Step 2: Sign the Application: Print out the application. Each respective party sign on the Party One and Party Two lines.
Step 3: Identification: Make photocopies of your valid Identification such as Driver’s License issued in the United States, Passport, Military ID, or State-issued ID Card.
Step 4: Payment: Please write a check payable to the Arapahoe County Clerk for $30.
Step 5: Other documentation: A divorce decree is needed if either party finalized a divorce in the last 30 days. A “Social Security Affidavit” is required for any party who does not have a social security number. A Judicial Order is needed if either party is age 16 or 17.
Step 6: Mail documentation: Send required documentation and payment to: Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder, 5334 S. Prince St., Littleton, CO 80120.
Step 7: County processes application: The Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s office will receive your application and contact you by phone. Our clerks will issue the marriage license and mail it to the mailing address provided.
Step 8: Sign the Marriage License: Once you receive the marriage license in the mail, please follow the instructions on our website for solemnization. Once the marriage license is completed, please mail it back to the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.
Ready to apply for a marriage license? First, get started by completing the online application. This will save time and expedite the process before you visit us in person. Once you have completed your online application, visit us in person at any of our branch offices in Arapahoe County.
Plan your visit to our branch office with an appointment
Full-Service Marriage License
All applicants must follow these three steps to apply for, complete and record their marriage license:
STEP ONE: Apply for a Marriage License
Learn about the requirements and what to bring to apply for a marriage license.
After you have applied for and received a marriage license and certificate, follow these instructions to properly complete the certificate at your marriage.
STEP THREE: Record Your Marriage License
You must return the completed marriage license and certificate for recording to any of our branch offices within 63 days of the marriage. Branch locations:
A marriage may be solemnized by judges, retired judges, magistrates, Indian tribe officials and clergy, or by the couple themselves.
You may search for recorded marriage licenses using our online Document Search for documents dating back to Feb. 1, 1996. Visit our office at the County Administration Building to find marriage licenses dating back to 1902.