You must be 18 years of age or older to marry in Colorado, with the following exceptions:
- You may marry at the age of 16 or 17 with the consent of both parents or of your legal guardian.
- You may marry at the age of 15 or under with the consent of both parents or of your legal guardian, and with judicial approval.
You must present the necessary consent form (see our Forms page
) and court order, as applicable, at the time that you apply for a marriage license. If you are under the age of 18 and one of your parents or your guardian has sole legal custody, you also must present proof of that sole custody.
Please also be prepared to supply the place of birth (city and state) of each of your parents.
Blood tests are not required and there is no waiting period. Applicants need not be Colorado residents. The marriage license is valid for 35 days.