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Colorado Weddings: Marriage Licenses, Special Use Permits, Venues & More

Durango Colorado is a stunning location to tie the knot. If you're planning on getting married in Durango or searching for general information on Colorado weddings, there are a few things you should know in advance to make sure you start your marriage off on the right foot. Read up on the licensing, permit and other requirements in the state.

Where To Get Married In Durango

Durango has plenty of gorgeous spots to get married. Whether you are looking for an all-inclusive wedding package with ceremony, reception and lodging on site, or a simple and easy outdoor venue, you'll find something perfect here. Check out some of our places for weddings in Durango and start planning your dream Colorado wedding today.

Colorado Wedding Venues

Mesa Verde National Park Weddings

Mesa Verde National Park is just a short drive from Durango and offers incredible wedding ceremony site options. If you're looking to get married at Mesa Verde's beautiful viewpoints, you'll need to obtain a special use permit and a $50 processing fee in advance. The park is a great venue for small and informal weddings. The entire permit process requires a minimum of 3 weeks to complete, so plan accordingly.

Permit Information

Colorado Marriage License Requirements

Getting married in Colorado is relatively easy, and not expensive in the least! A Colorado Marriage License can be secured with no waiting period, for a fee of $30 (cash, local check, or money order) as long as the bride and groom are at least 18 years old with a legal form of photo ID. Both must be present to sign the document. A blood test is not required in Colorado. The license will be issued immediately at time of signing, and is valid for 35 days thereafter.

If one or both parties have been divorced, the divorce date, place, and court where the divorce was finalized must be shown. A civil action number is required if a change of name was initiated at the time of divorce.

Marriage Licenses may be obtained at a County Clerk & Records Office in the following Four Corners area locations in Colorado:


La Plata County Clerk & Recorder's Office
679 Turner Dr Suite C
Durango, CO, 81303
(970) 382-6283

Pagosa Springs

Archuleta County Courthouse
449 San Juan Street
Pagosa Springs, CO
(970) 264-8350


County Clerk & Recorder's Office
140 West Main Street, Suite 1
Cortez, CO
(907) 565-3728


San Juan County Courthouse
1557 Greene Street
Silverton, CO
(970) 387-5671

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