Marriage License Requirements

Spanish Marriage License Requirements

Age – 18 and over
All individuals must provide either a valid government-issued form of identification with photo, name and date of birth, or a valid passport.

Age – 16 and 17
A minor the age of sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) years must provide a certified birth certificate from the state or country they were born in. Both parents if living who are shown on the minor's birth certificate must sign a written consent allowing the minor to apply for the marriage license. A written consent may be provided in person at the Clerk's Office, or if not in person, through a notarized statement. If one parent is deceased, a certified copy of the death certificate must be provided.  A parent signing the consent form in person must present current photo identification that shows their name as matching their name on the birth certificate. Unless a parent is deceased, if one parent is unable or unwilling to sign the consent form, then the minor must obtain an authorization to marry from the district court and provide a certified copy of the court order authorizing marriage to the County Clerk for filing.

Age – Under 16
A district court order is required (no alternative) for individuals under the age of 16, along with the documents listed above.
Other Requirements
Both applicants must be present at the time of the marriage license application process. A Social Security number is required for both individuals, unless such number has not been issued.

Fee: $25.00 cash only (no checks) must be paid at the time the license is issued.
Certified Copies are $2.50 each. 

Items Not Required
No blood test is required.
No waiting period prior to obtaining a marriage license.
No expiration on license. (The license never expires!)

Marriage Arrangements
Marriage ceremonies may be performed in any county in the State of  New Mexico.
Individuals are responsible for making their own marriage arrangements and must provide a valid license to the person performing the ceremony.

For a civil ceremony in Santa Fe County, the following are court names and phone numbers that perform a marriage ceremony by appointment:
Magistrate Court – (505) 984-9914

Municipal Court – (505) 955-5070 
Probate Court – (505) 992-1636

The marriage license must be recorded with the County Clerk's Office by the person solemnizing the marriage within 90 days from the date of marriage.

Geraldine Salazar, Santa Fe County Clerk
Clerk's OfficeHours:Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
102 Grant Avenue-Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501-505-986-6280