How to Get Married in New Mexico: Santa Fe


You can apply for your marriage license at the Santa Fe County Clerk’s Office:


102 Grant Ave., Santa Fe, NM (near the plaza downtown)


Office hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Closed on state and federal holidays.

Call ahead for any unexpected closings, especially if you will be applying on the day of your wedding or on a Friday before a weekend ceremony.


What You Need to Know About New Mexico Marriage Laws and Requirements:

~ Take a photo ID showing date of birth, preferably a driver’s license. A certified birth certificate or passport with photo and date of birth may also be used.

~ If the last name being used on the marriage application differs from the name on the identification used, a certified copy of proof of name change is required.

~ You will need to know your social security number.

~ The fee is currently $25.00 cash.

~ Both parties must be present when the license is issued.

~ Your marriage license is given to your officiant at the time of your wedding, and signed by you and your spouse, the officiant, and two witnesses.

~ The license must be returned for recording either in person or by mail within 90 days. If by mail, it will be returned to you after recording.

~ You may apply for your marriage license any time, as there is no expiration date.

~ No blood tests or proof of divorce are necessary.

~ The license is valid for a wedding in any county in New Mexico.
~ If you are under 18 years of age, call the county clerk for information on parental consent.

~ Same sex marriages are now legal in the state of New Mexico.


As all county requirements may vary, I suggest that you contact directly any other county where you may be applying. In Albuquerque call, 505-768-4314.

Irene Swain


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