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A: You have to get the marriage license before having your ceremony.


A: There is no waiting period. When you come in to get the marriage license providing you have met all the requirements you will leave with the marriage license.


A: No, you must have a ceremony or an exchange of vows. The marriage certificate must also be filled out and signed by two witnesses and the officiant who performed the ceremony or exchange of vows.


A:  No, you don’t have to be a resident of Bernalillo County.


A: No, the witnesses only have to be present during the ceremony. That’s when they will sign the marriage certificate.


A: No. To officially change your name you will need to go to Social Security office (500 Lead Ave. SW, Suite 100), and then to a New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division office.


A: Anyone that is licensed, ordained, or certified to perform a ceremony can marry you.


A: No. Anyone that is licensed, ordained, or certified to perform a ceremony can marry you.


A: We are located on the South East corner of 5th Street and Marquette. It’s the City/County Government Center building. We are on the 6th floor, room 6029.


 The Bernalillo County Clerk's Office is currently closed to the public due to the coronavirus public health emergency. Marriage licenses may be obtained by appointment only. Call 505-468-1290 to schedule an appointment. Read ... Read More


A: Yes, both parties need to be present to get the marriage license.


A: The Clerk's Office is currently closed to the public due to the coronavirus public health emergency. Please call 505-468-1290 to schedule a marriage license appointment. [We are open Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m..]


A: There are judges in two courts that perform wedding ceremonies in Bernalillo County: Metro Court and District Court.

For Metro Court, call 505-841-8104 to hear a recorded message about scheduling a ceremony. Read more....

For the 2nd Judicial Distri... Read More


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