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

Locations & Hours

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

  • Avon office MORNINGS ONLY - 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Monday thru Friday

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

  • To expedite the process, fill out the application by selecting the orange button below before coming to one of our offices; public computers are also available at all locations

  • 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

Helpful Information to Have Before Filling out the Online Marriage License Application

  • Social Security number – if none, please leave this section of the application blank

  • Parents names and the city and state where they reside

  • Marital status

    • If divorced, the date and the court where the final decree was issued

    • If widowed, the date, city, and state applicant was widowed

Application Process

Note: Currently the application does not work with Safari.

  • Fill out the application by selecting the orange button below

  • Complete the form

  • Double check the information - the information you enter is exactly what will appear on your official marriage license

  • Select the "Submit" button

  • Come to one of our offices (locations and hours when marriage licenses can be issued are listed above in the “Marriage License Issuance - Location and Hours” section)

  • When one of the parties is unable to be present to complete the application, an absentee affidavit form may be used. One party may return the completed form below along with a copy of the required identification/proof of age

    Absentee Affidavit for Marriage License
    Absentee Affidavit for Civil Union

Marriage Kiosk


  • $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.