Marriage Records

Colorado State Archives holds some, but not all, old marriage certificates for the State of Colorado. As a rule of thumb, if you got married after 1960, State Archives most likely does not have your marriage certificate. You should start your search in the Clerk & Recorder's office for the county in which you got married.

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About Marriage Records

Types of marriage records held by the Colorado State Archives: 

  • Marriage License
  • Marriage Application
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Marriage Record or Register

Note: Most Colorado marriage records DO NOT include the names of the parents’ of the bride and groom.

How to Find Information

A Statewide Marriage Index covering the years 1890-1939 is included in our Archives Search database.

The Marriage Index is a good place to start your research. It is an alphabetical listing that contains the:

  • Name of each spouse
  • Date of the marriage
  • County
  • Marriage license number

Not all records indexed are held by the Colorado State Archives. 

Marriage Records held by the Colorado State Archives 

Records NOT held by State Archives the can be found by contacting the County Clerk & Recorder of the county in which the marriage took place.


To Request a Record

To search our records, please see Archives Search.

To request a record from the Archives, please submit a formal request.