Marriage and Civil Union Records & Stats


The Office of the Clerk and Recorder maintains records for marriage and civil union license/certificates from 1902 through the present. You can use our online public records search for marriage and civil union certificates filed in Denver. 

Otherwise, marriage and civil union records can be researched  by our staff and photocopied, including certified copies for official purposes. Copies can be requested over the counter at the Clerk and Recorder office or a request can be made by mail by submitting a marriage/civil union record request form.

Additional Resources

  • Marriage license applications (not the marriage license/certificate itself) from 1902 through 2003 may be researched through the Denver Public Library.
  • Marriage records older than 1902 may be obtained from the Colorado Office of Vital Statistics. This office also maintains birth, divorce and death records.

Marriage & Civil Union License Stats

These are the monthly totals over the last eleven years for marriage licenses issued in Denver. 

   Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  Annual
 Totals
 2015  379  405  460  513  694  848              3,299
 2014  430  532   389  488  650  689  833  783  703  660  419  550  7,126
 2013  275  320  362  391  562  594  646  729  637  409  400  387  5,712
 2012  246  341  335  381  524  620  618  723  594  430  321  340  5,473
 2011  269  300  385  370  498  676  586  691  583  399  328  330  5,415
 2010  255  292  353  348  377  613  617  590  553  433  282  325  5,038
 2009  264  291  314  362  457  572  550  573  551  345  266  323  4,868
 2008  234  342  289  356  474  563  551  500  560  409  248  339  4,865
 2007  278  276  300  343  437  599  557  609  442  381  269  283  4,774
 2006  244  285  368  320  470  594  535  606  462  360  284  273  4,801
 2005  248  265  376  346  465  506  492  565  480  330  276  305  4,654
 2004  292  258  350  331  408  571  522  560  506  331  306  326  4,761

These are the monthly totals for civil union licenses issued in Denver. Civil unions in Colorado began May 1, 2013. 

   Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  Annual
 Totals
 2015  1  1  0  0  1  1                 4
 2014  24 30   22  22  27  38  21  19  15  2  2  1  223
 2013          327  119  77  65  42  42  53  36  761

Marriage & Civil Union Stats Available

We are now posting our monthly marriage license stats and civil union license stats online. Marriages in Denver are up this year!
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