County Clerk

By law, the County Clerk’s Office is the only agency permitted to issue marriage licenses.

All marriage license applications are permanently filed, as are marriage records.

The cost of a marriage license is $25. Cash or credit cards are accepted.

The Clerk's Office is closed to the public due until further notice due to the coronavirus public health emergency. Call 505-468-1290 to schedule a marriage license appointment (NM residents only). 

Marriage License requirements:

  • Both applicants need to be present.
  • Both applicants need to be at least 18 years of age.
  • Both applicants are required to provide two current official forms of government issued identification (Driver’s License/ID, Passport, Visa, or original Birth Certificate). Names must match on all forms of identification.
  • Parental consent if 16 or 17 years of age.
  • Court order if 15 years of age.

For additional questions, please call the Marriage License information line (505) 468-1290, choose option 4.

Also keep in mind that:

  1. Marriage licenses are issued and valid immediately.
  2. Marriage licenses do not expire.
  3. A Marriage License must be obtained BEFORE the ceremony takes place.
  4. Blood tests are not required.
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  • Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Administrator for Bernalillo County will hold a virtual hearing in the Zoning Conference Room, 111 Union Square St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 9 a.m. for the purpose of considering the below requests. Please see attached agenda, Zoom link and link to sign up to speak.
    Time:
    5/12/2021 9:00 AM

  • Early voting for the 2021 Special Congressional Election will happen from May 15-29 in a variety of locations. Click the attached link for more information.
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    Time:
    5/15/2021 12:00 AM - 5/29/2021 12:00 PM

  • The deadline for the clerk to receive a request for absentee ballot applications for the 2021 Special Congressional Election is May 18. For more information, visit the attached link.
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