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Wedding / Marriage License Requirements
Below are the general requirements for getting married in Aspen, Colorado as stated by the Aspen Chamber Resort Association. You must always double-check and independently verify these requirements for any applicable changes or modifications prior to your wedding.
- Blood Test
- Prohibited Marriages
(The information below is provided directly from the Aspen Chamber Resort Association)
Marriage requirements in Pitkin County
In order to obtain a marriage license, you will want to contact the Pitkin County Clerk & Recorder via phone at 970.429.2707, or online: Aspen/Pitkin County. Or contact them at the physical address, which is:
Pitkin County Clerk & Recorder
530 East Main Street, Suite 101
Aspen, Colorado 81611
Listed below are the requirements one must meet in order to get married in Aspen:
The license may be applied for during working hours of the Clerk’s office weekdays, 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. Monday through Friday. The license is valid for 30 days and there is no waiting period. It may be used anywhere in the state of Colorado, and the fee is $30.
Information requested includes: address, birth date, place of birth, social security number, parents’ (or guardians’) names and addresses. Also requested: if either applicant has been divorced, the date, place, and type of court; and if widowed, the date and place of death. Both the bride and groom must complete and sign the marriage license application form. Applicants DO NOT have to be residents of the state of Colorado.
Every applicant must provide proof of date of birth: allowable are driver’s license, birth certificate, passport or baptismal certificate. The age requirements for bride and groom are the same: 18 and older, no parental consent required; 16 and 17 need the consent of both parents or guardian or parent who has legal custody or with whom the child is living or judicial approval; under the age of 16 need the consent of both parents or guardian or parent who has legal custody or with whom the child is living and judicial approval.
Witnesses are not required in the state of Colorado.
A marriage may be performed by a judge of a court of record, by a court magistrate, by a retired judge of a court, by a public official whose powers include solemnization recognized by any religious denomination or Indian nation or tribe. Clergy from out of state need not be registered in Colorado.
A couple may not marry when one of the parties is still married to another person. Also prohibited are marriages between ancestor and descendant, brother and sister, uncle and niece, aunt and nephew, whether the relationship is by half blood or whole blood.
Justices of the Peace
Judge Fred Gannett can be contacted at work 970.927.3902
Judge Bob Grueter can be contacted at 970.923.2343
Judge Brooke Peterson can be contacted at work 970.925.8166
Magistrate Pip Porter can be contacted at 970.925.8318