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5 Essential Facts to Know Before Officiating a Wedding in New Mexico

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 New Mexico.

1.

Who Can Officiate Weddings in New Mexico?

This is the relevant exerpt from the New Mexico Statutes Annotated § 40-1-2 .

" A. A person may solemnize the contract of matrimony by means of an ordained clergyman or authorized representative of a federally recognized Indian tribe, without regard to the sect to which he may belong or the rites and customs he may practice. "

Basically, this means that as long as you are ordained through any church, you can officiate weddings.

2.

Are Online Ordinations Recognized in New Mexico?

Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in New Mexico.

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3.

Is Government Registration Required to Officiate a Wedding in New Mexico?

The New Mexico Government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants. Officiant registration is not required in New Mexico to officiate a wedding.

4.

What Office Do I Register with Before Officiating a Wedding in New Mexico?

The New Mexico Government does not have any office that licenses, registers, or certifies wedding officiants.

5.

What is the Minimum Legal Age to Officiate a Wedding in New Mexico?

All Wedding Officiants in New Mexico must be at least 18 years old.


Preparing to Officiate a Wedding in New Mexico

As there is no officiant registration required in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico Officiant Ceremony Preparation page.


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