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Marriage License Application Process

Marriage License Applications are held confidential under Colorado Law.

Temporary Marriage License Process – Effective March 31, 2020
State of Colorado Executive Order D 2020 014:
Ordering the Temporary Suspension of Certain Requirements Preventing Issuance of Marriage Licenses due to the Presence of COVID-19
(Does not apply to Civil Unions)

Please note: Marriage Licenses obtained under this Executive Order are for use in ceremonies
in the State of Colorado only. Both parties must be present to sign the Marriage License.

Douglas County will use the following process for Marriage License applications while this Executive Order is in effect:

  1. Click here to complete the Marriage License application form.
    • All fields, including parental information, are required, regardless of the applicants’ age and even if one of the parents is deceased. If any of the parents are deceased, please enter DECEASED, in the “city” field.
      • If you are unsure about how to complete a specific field, leave it blank. Our office will contact you by phone and/or email to complete the form.
    • Only the last 4 digits of each applicant’s social security number are required.
    • If either of the applicants does NOT have a social security number, please download this affidavit and have it notarized.
    • If either of the applicants is 16 or 17 years old, a certified copy of the court order allowing the marriage is required.
  2. Please make sure that an email address and phone number are included on the application.
  3. Print out the application, read the oath, and both applicants sign the application.
  4. Make legible copies of the front and back of each applicant’s photo ID and proof of age (a Driver License or Passport fulfills both requirements). If you do not have a Driver’s License or Passport, please call 303.660.7446 and press 0, between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday for further instructions.
  5. The fee for a Marriage License is $30, payable by check or credit card. Make checks payable to Douglas County Clerk. If a check is not included with the application materials, a Douglas County Recording Technician will contact you for credit card payment information over the phone.
  6. Place the signed application, copies of both applicant’s photo ID, any additional documentation (if required), and payment (if not paying by credit card) into an envelope and mail to:

Douglas County Clerk & Recorder
PO Box 1360/301 Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Attn: Marriage Licenses

The above documents may also be dropped off in a sealed envelope clearly labeled Marriage Licenses in a Douglas County Paperwork Drop Box:

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at:

  • Lone Tree Motor Vehicle Office, 9350 Heritage Hills Circle, Lone Tree, 80124
  • Wilcox Building, 301 Wilcox Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 (west entrance)

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Highlands Ranch Motor Vehicle Office, 2223 Wildcat Reserve Parkway, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129.

Once Douglas County has received all required documentation and payment, a Marriage License will be issued and mailed to the applicants.

After the wedding ceremony, the Marriage License must be returned to Douglas County at the address listed above for official recording.