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A: You have to get the marriage license before having your ceremony.


A: There is no waiting period. When you come in to get the marriage license providing you have met all the requirements you will leave with the marriage license.


A: No, you must have a ceremony or an exchange of vows. The marriage certificate must also be filled out and signed by two witnesses and the officiant who performed the ceremony or exchange of vows.


A:  No, you don’t have to be a resident of Bernalillo County.


A: No, the witnesses only have to be present during the ceremony. That’s when they will sign the marriage certificate.


A: No. To officially change your name you will need to go to Social Security office (500 Lead Ave. SW, Suite 100), and then to a New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division office.


A: Anyone that is licensed, ordained, or certified to perform a ceremony can marry you.


A: No. Anyone that is licensed, ordained, or certified to perform a ceremony can marry you.


A: Please see Marriage License information.


A: We are located on the South East corner of 5th Street and Marquette. It’s the City/County Government Center building. We are on the 6th floor, room 6029.


A: No appointment is needed. We work on a walk-in basis.


A: Yes, both parties need to be present to get the marriage license.


A: There are judges in two courts that perform wedding ceremonies in Bernalillo County: Metro Court and District Court.

For Metro Court, call 505-841-8104 to hear a recorded message about scheduling a ceremony. Read more....

For the 2nd Judicial Distri... Read More


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  • The Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office Bureau of Elections conducts Third Party Registration Agent Training for individuals or groups wishing to register potential voters or assist a voter in changes to their voter registration record. Third Party Agents are individuals who solicit and provide assistance to another person in the completion of a Voter Registration Form. Third Party Agents help fulfill an important role as partners in our outreach effort. Class is limited to the first 50 RSVPs. Please secure your spot by emailing clerk@bernco.gov or calling (505) 468-1291, Option 6. The trainer reserves the right to refuse entry once class size maximum is reached.
    Location:
    Voting Machine Warehouse, 2400 Broadway SE, Building H.
    Time:
    1/30/2020 11:00 AM - 1/30/2020 12:30 PM

  • The Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office Bureau of Elections conducts Third Party Registration Agent Training for individuals or groups wishing to register potential voters or assist a voter in changes to their voter registration record. Third Party Agents are individuals who solicit and provide assistance to another person in the completion of a Voter Registration Form. Third Party Agents help fulfill an important role as partners in our outreach effort. Class is limited to the first 50 RSVPs. Please secure your spot by emailing clerk@bernco.gov or calling (505) 468-1291, Option 6. The trainer reserves the right to refuse entry once class size maximum is reached.
    Location:
    Voting Machine Warehouse, 2400 Broadway SE, Building H
    Time:
    2/6/2020 4:30 PM - 2/6/2020 6:00 PM

  • Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Administrator for Bernalillo County will hold a hearing in the City/County Building, One Civic Plaza NW, Vincent E. Griego Chambers, Basement Level, Room B2125. Please see the attached agenda.
    Location:
    City/County Building, One Civic Plaza NW, Vincent E. Griego Chambers, Basement Level, Room B2125
    Time:
    2/12/2020 9:00 AM

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