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Clerk & Recorder

Contact Us

  • Hours of Operation
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  
    Closed on county holidays.

    Recording: 970-328-8723
    Motor Vehicle: 970-328-8729
    Voting / Elections: 970-328-8715
    Marriage License: 970-328-8723
    Liquor License: 970-328-8718
    Avon: 970-328-9670
    El Jebel: 970-328-9570
    Toll Free: 1-970-963-4700
    Fax: 970-328-8716

    Clerk & Recorder
    P.O. Box 537
    500 Broadway, Suite 101
    Eagle, Colorado  81631

Marriage License or Civil Union

COVID–19 Temporary Marriage License Process - Effective March 31, 2020
Per Governor Polis’s Executive Order D 2020 014:
Ordering the Temporary Suspension of Certain Requirements Preventing
Issuance of Marriage Licenses due to the Presence of COVID-19
(Does not apply to Civil Unions)

Update July 27, 2020: Eagle County will continue to use the following process for Marriage License applications while this Executive Order is in effect. For couples wishing to receive a marriage license, even if they have already applied on-line using the kiosk, the following process will be used: 

Step 1: Complete the fillable application:

Marriage License Application
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  • All fields, including parental information are required, regardless of the applicants age.
  • If any of the parent’s are deceased, please enter DECEASED, in the city field.
  • If any of the parent’s  city or state is unknown please enter UNKNOWN.
  • Only the last 4 digits of each applicant’s social security number is required.
  • A notarized Social Security Affidavit is required for any party who does not have a social security number.
  • If either of the applicants is 16 or 17, a certified copy of the court order allowing the marriage is required.
  • Email address and phone number are required on the application.

Sample Marriage Application 

Step 2: Print out the application, read the oath and both applicants need to sign the application.

Step 3: Make copies of the front and back of each applicant’s photo ID and proof of age (a driver’s license or passport fulfills both requirements). If you do not have a driver’s license or passport, please call 970-328-8723 or email for further instruction.

Step 4: The fee for a marriage license is $30 payable by check or credit card. If a check is not included with the application and ID, a Technician will call you for credit card payment over the phone.

Step 5: Place the signed application, copy of ID, any additional documentation (if required) and payment (if not paying by credit card) into an envelope and mail to:

Eagle County Clerk & Recorder
Attention: Recording
PO Box 537
Eagle, CO 81631

Step 6: Once the County has all the information and payment needed, a marriage license will be issued and mailed to the applicants along with instruction for completing the Certificate portion.

Step 7: Once applicants have had their ceremony, the license must be returned to the County for recording.


Locations & Hours

  • Eagle and El Jebel offices - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Monday thru Friday

  • Avon office - at this time the Avon office is not issuing marriage licenses

  • Marriage license process takes 15-20 minutes to complete; allow enough time in your schedule

  • Marriage licenses are not available on county holidays when all county offices are closed

 Requirements for Applicants

  • Must be at least 18 years of age - Minors have additional requirements, call 970-328-8723

  • Proof of age, such as a valid driver’s license or passport, is required


  • $30 license fee

  • $1.25/certified copy of license

  • Fees are paid when license is issued in office

Additional Information

  • Blood tests are not required

  • Citizenship is not required

  • License may be used immediately or anytime within 35 days

  • Licenses issued in Colorado are for use only in Colorado

  • Licenses can be issued at any Colorado County Clerk’s office; license does not need to be issued in the county where the marriage is taking place

Persons Authorized to Perform the Ceremony

  • Judge or retired judge from any state

  • Clergy from any state

  • Magistrate

  • Tribal official

  • The couple themselves

Call our office, 970-328-8723, for a list of Officiants

Completing the Process after Your Ceremony

  • Return your completed marriage license to either the Eagle or El Jebel offices

  • Licenses should be returned within 63 days of the ceremony

  • Licenses will incur a fine if returned after 63 days

  • Your license will be recorded and will be returned to you along with any certified copies you ordered

Contact our Recording team for questions: or 970-328-8723.