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Marriage Licenses

The County Clerk's office is available to issue Marriage Licenses from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.

No blood testing is required and there is no waiting period.

License Fee is $25.00, which must be cash - no checks or credit cards.

 

AGE AND ID REQUIREMENTS

Required ID - Driver's License, Birth Certificate or Student ID with Birth Date.

1. 18 years or older with ID

2. 16 or older but under 18 years of age with ID and the written consent of each of the minor's living parents as shown on the minor's certificate of birth, or the district court has authorized the marriage of such person upon request of a parent or legal guardian of the person for good cause shown, and a certified copy of the judicial authorization is filed with the county clerk, pursuant to Section 40-1-6 NMSA 1978.

         A. Parent or legal guardian must also have the required ID.
         B. Legal guardian must present Certified Guardianship Appointment Documents from the Courts.

3. Under 16 years of age with an Order from the District Court.

The Marriage License does not expire and will be valid when the Marriage Ceremony is performed.

Marriage Ceremony must take place in the state of New Mexico.

The couple is responsible for contacting a minister, pastor, priest or judge to perform the marriage ceremony.

License must be returned to the County Clerk within 90 days of the marriage ceremony.

 

The following persons are available for Marriage Ceremonies, it is your responsibility to contact them to schedule the ceremony before you get the license and certificate.
**YOU MUST HAVE THE CERTIFICATE BEFORE THE CEREMONY.**



MAGISTRATE JUDGE

David Finger – 100 W. Central, Lovington – 396-6677
 

MUNICIPAL JUDGES

Jim Trujillo, 203 S. Love, Lovington - 575-318-3159

 

MINISTERS

Bro. Gary Littlejohn, Hobbs - 575-399-3850

 
Rev. Leisha Joiner, Tatum - 575-441-1720
 
Jerry Lambert, Lovington - 575-399-2029
 
Some Ministers & Judges may charge a fee.