Age 18 and over Each individual must have a valid form of identification (includes a photo and date of birth) or a certified birth certificate from state or country of origin
Age 16 and 17 Each individual must have a valid form of identification (see above) or birth certificate, plus consent from a parent or legal guardian with a valid photo identification and proof of parental or guardian rights (no alternative). Both applicants must be present with parents or guardians to sign the marriage license.
Under age 16 Each individual must provide identification (see above), have parent or guardian present (see above), and have a Court Order (no alternative).
| Other Requirements|
Both applicants must be present at the time of the marriage license application.
Social Security number is needed for each individual (refer to N.M.S.A., 1978, 27-1-10A).
A fee of $25.00 must be paid at the time the license is issued, paid with personal check, cashier check, money order, or cash. (No credit cards accepted.)
| What kind of questions does the New Mexico marriage license application ask?|
Typically, you will need to provide the following information:
• Full name
• Date of birth
• Place of birth
• Social security number
| Not Required|
No blood test is required.
There is no waiting period prior to purchasing license.
There is no expiration on the license after it is purchased.
| Marriage Ceremonies|
Marriage ceremonies can be performed in any county in New Mexico only.
Individuals are responsible for making their own ceremony arrangements. Courts within Hidalgo County able to perform a civil ceremony are:
Magistrate Court 575.542.3582
Municipal Court 575.542.3124
Probate Court 575.542.9512
Marriage licenses need to be recorded within 90 days after the marriage ceremony.
Request for Marriage Licenses-Certifed Copies
To get a certified copy of a marriage license that was issued in Hidalgo County, please send a written request to the County Clerk with the following:
1. Names of the couple
2. Approximate date of the marriage
3. $1.50 per copy (personal checks are accepted)
4. A self-addressed stamped envelope
5. Mail to: Hidalgo County Clerk
Lordsburg, NM 88045