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2015 Record Number of Marriage Licenses Issued

& Love is Timeless Valentine’s Day Event


While everyone’s in love with the Broncos, the Denver Clerk & Recorder’s Office is in love with love!

2015 was another record breaking year for marriage licenses with a whopping 7,339 licenses issued. The busiest month was August with 895 marriage licenses issued.

“The strengthening economy and the US Supreme Court’s decision making same sex marriage the law of the land were two contributing factors to the increase,” said Debra Johnson, Clerk and Recorder. 

Denver recorded fewer than 20 civil unions in 2015. Civil unions are available to all couples.

Clerk Johnson anticipates that 2016 will be another record-breaking year as more millennials flock to Denver and the economy continues its gains. 

“On February 12, we’ll host several judges who have volunteered their time to perform marriage ceremonies in our office,” Clerk Johnson said.

“So if you’re looking for a special treat for the love of your life on Valentine’s weekend, please come join us on Friday,” she added. 

Several local businesses and city officials will be on hand to congratulate wedding couples and possibly present them with special gifts.

The Valentine festivities will include:

  • Ceremonies by local judges who are volunteering their time 
  • Refreshments for the couples
  • “Love is Timeless” theme 
  • Drawings for romance packages donated by local businesses including Southwest Airlines, the Brown Palace, Hotel Monaco, Panzano, Buffalo Bill Museum, Cap City, Denver Golf, the Colorado History Museum, Delectable Egg, Denver Aquarium, Denver Botanic Garden, Denver Zoo and Odyssey Restaurant.

The Clerk and Recorder’s office is open from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Marriage licenses are $30.

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