CASH ONLY FOR MARRIAGE LICENSES
Marriage License Requirements
Age – 18 and over
All individuals must have either a certified birth certificate from the State or Country in which
they were born, a passport with a valid picture and showing date of birth, or other valid form of identification that includes a photo and date of birth.
Age – 16 and 17
All of the information listed above is required along with consent from a parent or legal guardian
(no other alternative). Bride and groom must be present with parent or legal guardian in order to sign the
marriage license. Parent or legal guardian must have some type of valid identification that includes a photo
and proof that they are the parent or legal guardian.
Age – Under 16
For individuals under the age of 16, a Court Order is required (no other alternative) along with the
other documents listed above.
Both the bride and groom must be present at the time of marriage license application.
Social Security number is needed for both individuals (refer to N.M.S.A., 1978,
If the last name being used on the marriage application differs from the name
appearing on the identification used, a certified copy of the proof of name change is required.
A fee of $25.00 cash (no checks) must be paid at the time license is issued.
Items Not Required
No blood test is required.
No waiting period prior to purchasing license.
No expiration on license when purchased.
Marriage ceremonies can be performed in any county in New Mexico only.
Individuals are responsible for making their own marriage arrangements. For a civil ceremony, the
following are the telephone numbers of courts within Santa Fe County that can perform
the marriage ceremony.
Magistrate Court – (505) 984-9914
Municipal Court – (505) 955-5070
District Court – (505) 476-0134
Probate Court – (505) 992-1636
The marriage license will need to be recorded within 90 days from the day of the marriage
OFFICE HOURS: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.