A "Civil Union" means a relationship established by two eligible persons pursuant to Article 15 (CRS 14-15-101) that entitles them to receive the benefits and protections and be subject to the responsibilities of spouses.
A Civil Union License may be obtained during normal working hours. The certificate is valid upon receipt and must be used within 35 days in the State of Colorado. The fee is $30 and only cash is accepted. Licenses are not issued after 5:00 pm.
Both parties must complete and sign the Civil Union License application form (PDF). At least one of the parties must apply in person. If one party cannot appear in person, they must complete an Absentee Affidavit form (PDF) received from our office with the signature notarized. Photo IDs are required for both parties.
The person certifying the Civil Union must return the License to the county of issuance within 63 days of ceremony.