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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 need to be at least 18 years of age.
  • Both need current state/government issued pictured identification, passport, or original birth certificate. Names must match the Social Security Card.
  • Both applicants need Social Security Card. Laminated Social Security cards are not accepted. Please note, names must match the identification provided.
  • If applicant has not been issued a Social Security Number, then two current official government issued pictured identification are required (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.
  • Marriage licenses are issued and valid immediately.
  • Marriage licenses do not expire.
  • A Marriage License must be obtained BEFORE the ceremony takes place.
  • Blood tests are not required.

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

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  • The Bernalillo County Clerk's Office is joining with thousands of other election officials across the country to celebrate National Voter Registration Day, a civic holiday that aims to help all eligible voters participate in our democracy. The nonpartisan day of action will involve coordinated field, technology, and media efforts to register voters and raise awareness of state-specific registration policies, deadlines, and voting information.
    Location:
    Bernalillo County
    Time:
    9/22/2020 10:00 AM - 9/22/2020 2:00 PM

  • The Bernalillo County Clerk's Office will begin mailing absentee ballots for the 2020 General Election to voters who have requested them on October 6, 2020. Voters are encouraged to complete the ballot in a timely fashion, insert it in the envelope, sign and enter last 4 digits under the privacy flap, and seal the envelope. Thereafter, the absentee ballot may be mailed (up until Oct. 27) or hand delivered to a Voting Convenience Center. More info: http://www.bernco.gov/clerk/absentee-voting.aspx
    Time:
    10/6/2020 12:00 AM

  • Early Voting (also known as In-person absentee voting) and Same Day Voter Registration will take place from October 6-16, 2020 at the Clerk's Annex (1500 Lomas Blvd NW) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voters may vote in-person or drop off their completed absentee ballot. Same Day
    Location:
    Clerk's Annex, 1500 Lomas NW, Suite A
    Time:
    10/6/2020 8:00 AM - 10/16/2020 5:00 PM

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