Civil Union Certificates

Civil Union has been described by the Colorado Legislature as a union between two unmarried persons regardless of their gender.

You can now make an appointment for Marriage and Civil Union certificates or apply in person at the George Di Ciero City and County Building at 1 DesCombes Drive. Appointment hours are 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).

Both applicants must provide the following to obtain a civil union license:

  • Proof of age 
    • Acceptable identification
      • Certified State Birth Certificate, Military ID, Alien Registration Card, Passport, VISA, Certificate of Naturalization, Department of Corrections ID.
      • State-issued Driver's License or ID. Driver's Licenses or ID cards that indicate "not valid for federal identification" will not be accepted.  
      • All these forms of ID must be current/valid and include a date of birth to verify that the applicant is of legal age to enter into a marriage.
      • Acceptable ID's that are not in English must be accompanied with a certified translation.
      • Applicant must complete the Affidavit of No Social Security Number, if they do not have a Social Security Number.
      • If an applicant cannot appear in person, the other applicant must apply in person and provide following:
    • Unacceptable ID 
      • Driver's Licenses or ID cards that indicate "not valid for federal identification" will not be accepted.  
      • Consular Matricula Card, Foreign Voter Registration Card, Foreign Driver's License, Expired document of any type
    • $30.00 fee for the license (check, cash or debit/credit card) You may also pre-pay for certified copies of your marriage license when the license is issued. Cost is $1.25 per certified copy.  Credit Cards can only be accepted in person or over the phone at this time. Call 303-464-5109 for more information
  • Divorced/Dissolved Applicants
    If either applicant has previously been married or has previously been party to a civil union, you must provide the following:  
    • Date of  Dissolution/Divorce (month/day/year)
    • Place of Dissolution/Divorce (County and State)
    • Type of court for the  dissolution/divorce
    • Name of previous spouse or partner 
  • Widowed Applicants
    • Date of death (month/day/year)
    • Place of death (City and State)

The following options are available to obtain a civil union certificate in the City and County of Broomfield:

  1. Apply for the license at our self service link.  The application is not complete until you come into the office
  2. Make an appointment to complete the application process. 

Civil Union Certificate Details

  • Civil union licenses must be used within 35 days from the date of issue, anywhere in Colorado.
  • Civil union licenses may be obtained in any county, regardless of where the ceremony will take place in Colorado.
  • Blood Tests are not required
  • After your ceremony or self-solemnization,  the completed civil union license/certificate must be returned to the Clerk and Recorder for recording within 63 days.

If you have any questions, please call 303.464.5109

Age Requirements

  • Applicants for a civil union license must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Adults who have guardians must have notarized permission from their guardian(s) to obtain a civil union license.
  • Minors are prohibited from entering into civil unions.


  • Civil unions are prohibited if an applicant is already married, has already entered into a civil union with another person, or between the following:
    • Ancestor or descendant, whether half or whole blood
      • Brother and Sister
      • Uncle and Niece
      • Aunt and Nephew


  • A Civil Union may be performed by the following:
    • Parties to the civil union
    • Judge
    • Court Magistrate
    • Religious or tribal official authorized to perform a ceremony
    • Other public official authorized to perform a ceremony

**Please Note** A religious or tribal official is not required to certify a civil union in violation of his or her right to the free exercise of religion guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Dissolution of Civil Union

  • The Recording office in the City and County of Broomfield does not provide any legal documents or advice pertaining to dissolution of civil union or legal separation.  Parties would need to contact Broomfield District Court at 303-464-5020.