Last Updated: October 5th, 2023
5 Essential Facts to Know Before Officiating a Wedding in Colorado
The facts below cover all the important aspects of what requirements you need to meet to be able to legally officiate a wedding ceremony in Colorado.
Who Can Officiate Weddings in Colorado?
This is the relevant exerpt from the Colorado Revised Statutes § 14-2-109.
" (1) A marriage may be solemnized by a judge of a court, by a court magistrate, by a retired judge of a court, by a public official whose powers include solemnization of marriages, by the parties to the marriage, or in accordance with any mode of solemnization recognized by any religious denomination or Indian nation or tribe. "
Basically, this means that as long as you are ordained through any church, you can officiate weddings.
Are Online Ordinations Recognized in Colorado?
Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in Colorado.
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Is Government Registration Required to Officiate a Wedding in Colorado?
The Colorado Government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants. Officiant registration is not required in Colorado to officiate a wedding.
What Office Do I Register with Before Officiating a Wedding in Colorado?
The Colorado Government does not have any office that licenses, registers, or certifies wedding officiants.
What is the Minimum Legal Age to Officiate a Wedding in Colorado?
All Wedding Officiants in Colorado must be at least 18 years old.
Preparing to Officiate a Wedding in Colorado
As there is no officiant registration required in Colorado, once ordained your next step is to start preparing to officiate the wedding. If you have not officiated a wedding before, or it has been a while, check out our Colorado Officiant Ceremony Preparation page.
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