Apply For A Thornton Marriage License

I am getting married in Thornton, Colorado. How do I get a marriage license?

You will need to go to the Adams County Clerk and Recorder’s Office to apply for a marriage license.  The Adams County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is located at 4430 South Adams County Parkway, Suite E2400, Brighton, CO 80601. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Couples from Thornton, Colorado can also apply for a marriage license at one of the Adams County motor vehicle locations.

Is there a waiting period to receive our Adams County marriage license?

No. Your Thornton, Colorado marriage license will be issued on the day you apply for it and can be used the same day.

For how long is an Adams County marriage license valid?

An Adams County marriage license is valid for a period of 30 days once it is issued. The marriage license is valid anywhere in the state of Colorado.

What is the fee that a couple must pay to obtain a marriage license in Thornton, Colorado?

Couples must pay a $30.00 fee to be issued a marriage license in Thornton, Colorado.  You will need to pay with cash or check, credit cards are not accepted.

What if one of us is under 18 years of age?

If you are 16 or 17 years of age you must provide parental consent from both of your parents. An absentee application may be notarized and submitted if one or both of your parents cannot be present when applying for the application.

Along with providing the above documentation, a court order granting judicial approval is needed if you are 15 years of age or younger. You are required to obtain this court order in the same county where the judicial approval has been granted.

What type of identification do we need to bring when we apply for our Adams County marriage license?

A driver’s license, passport, military ID, state-issued ID card, or visa are all acceptable forms of identification. You will also need to know your Social Security number when you apply for your Adams County marriage license. If you do not have a Social Security number you will be required to sign an affidavit.

Do we both need to be present to apply for our Thornton, Colorado marriage license?

No. An Absentee Application Form can be obtained from the Adams County Clerk and Recorder’s Office if one of you cannot apply in person due to illness, incarceration or being out of state.  Identification for the absent party must be brought in along with the notarized Absentee Application.

Are there special requirements for those that have been divorced?

You will need to provide the date, county and sate where the previous marriage was absolved but you do not need to present proof. You will be asked to swear under oath that the information is correct and true.

Who can perform our Thornton, Colorado marriage ceremony?

You may invite any authorized person to perform your wedding ceremony in Thornton, Colorado including a judge of a court of record or the couple themselves. A list of authorized persons is available online at the Adams County Clerks office official website: Thornton Marriage License.

Where do you go to order your marriage certificate in Thornton, Colorado?

You can order a marriage certificate through the Adams County Clerks office. You can learn more at Thornton Marriage License. The phone number to the Adams County Clerks office is 720-523-6020.


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