Marriage Licenses

109 W 1st Street
Lobby Box 4
Portales, NM 88130
575.356.8562
575.356.3560(fax)
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DeAun Searl,

County Clerk

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Stephanie Hicks,

Chief Deputy
 
 Anathalia Baca,
Senior County Service Specialist
  
 
Nikki Fleming,
County Service Specialist
 
Tasha Grassel,
County Service Specialist
 
Rita Hill,
Part time County Service Specialist
 
 

Marriage licenses cost $25.00. They must be paid for in cash.

FOR APPLICANTS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER:

Both applicants must be present in the County Clerk’s office with photo ID’s.

FOR APPLICANTS WHO ARE 16 OR 17 YEARS OLD:

Both applicants must present an original or certified copy of their birth certificate. The County Clerk’s office must have the written consent of each living parent listed on the birth certificate.  Written consent may be provided in person at the Clerk’s Office or through a notarized statement.  If a parent is deceased, a certified copy of the death certificate is required. If a parent is not deceased and is unable or unwilling to provide written consent, authorization to issue the marriage license must be provided by a District Judge.

FOR APPLICANTS WHO ARE UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE:

Marriages of persons under 16 years of age are only permitted when there is a pregnancy and when a Children’s or Family Court Judge has authorized the marriage.