Colorado Marriage Laws

14-2-106 - License to marry


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Colorado Revised Statutes - Title 14: Domestic Matters - Article 2: Marriage and Rights of Married Women - Part 1: Uniform Marriage Act

License to marry


(1) (a) When a marriage application has been completed and signed by both parties to a prospective marriage and at least one party has appeared before the county clerk and recorder and has paid the marriage license fee of seven dollars, a fee of twenty dollars to be transmitted by the county clerk and recorder to the state treasurer and credited by the treasurer to the Colorado domestic abuse program fund created in section 39-22-802 (1), C.R.S., and an additional amount established pursuant to section 25-2-121, C.R.S., such amount to be credited to the vital statistics records cash fund pursuant to section 25-2-121, C.R.S., the county clerk shall issue a license to marry and a marriage certificate form upon being furnished: (I) Satisfactory proof that each party to the marriage will have attained the age of eighteen years at the time the marriage license becomes effective; or, if over the age of sixteen years but has not attained the age of eighteen years, has the consent of both parents or guardian or, if the parents are not living together, the parent who has legal custody or decision-making responsibility concerning such matters or with whom the child is living or judicial approval, as provided in section 14-2-108; or, if under the age of sixteen years, has both the consent to the marriage of both parents or guardian or, if the parents are not living together, the parent who has legal custody or decision-making responsibility concerning such matters or with whom the child is living and judicial approval, as provided in section 14-2-108; and (II) Satisfactory proof that the marriage is not prohibited, as provided in section 14-2-110. (III) Repealed. (b) Violation of paragraph (a) (I) of this subsection (1) shall make the marriage voidable. (c) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2000, p. 1571, § 8, effective July 1, 2000.) (2) Repealed.

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Source: L. 73: R&RE, p. 1017, § 1. C.R.S. 1963: § 90-1-6. L. 75: (2)(a) amended, p. 583, § 1, effective April 10. L. 79: (2)(a), (2)(b), and (2)(d) R&RE, p. 635, § 1, effective July 1. L. 84: (1)(a)(III) amended, p. 1118, § 9, effective June 7; IP(1)(a) amended, p. 742, § 1, effective July 1. L. 86: (1)(a)(III) amended, p. 711, § 1, effective July 1; (2)(a), (2)(b), (2)(d), (2)(f), and (2)(g) amended and (2)(h) added, p. 711, § 1, effective July 1. L. 89: IP(1)(a) amended and (1)(c) added, p. 936, § 2, effective July 1. L. 93: (1)(c) amended, p. 927, § 4, effective May 28. L. 98: (1)(a)(I) amended, p. 1394, § 30, effective February 1, 1999. L. 2000: IP(1)(a) and (1)(c) amended, p. 1571, § 8, effective July 1. L. 2009: IP(1)(a) amended, (SB 09-068), ch. 264, p. 1211, § 5, effective July 1.


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