Marriage and Civil Union Records

Marriage Certificate from 1928

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. Noncertified documents obtained this way are free during the new system's "soft launch" period, now through early January.

Otherwise, marriage and civil union records can be researched  by pur 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.