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County Clerk Homepage

Jo Anne Bernal
County Clerk
Delia Briones

Vitals Division

Birth and Death Records
Marriage Licenses
Fee Schedules
Forms, Locations and Hours

Contact Information

500 E. San Antonio
Suite 105
El Paso, Texas 79901
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Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone (915) 546-2071
Fax (915) 546-2012
Email countyclerk@epcounty.com

Criminal Division
(915) 546-2072

Probate Civil Division
(915) 546-2116

Recording Division
(915) 546-2074

Vitals Division
(915) 546-2071

Contacts

Anthony Bedoya
Chief Deputy
abedoya@epcounty.com

IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19:

How to Apply for a Marriage License:
  • As a precautionary measure to help contain and mitigate the spread of COVID-19; the County Clerk's office will be accepting Marriage License Applications BY APPOINTMENT ONLY until further notice.
  • In order to setup an appointment, please send an e-mail request to Vitals@epcounty.com including the following information:
    • Name
    • Telephone Number
  • You will be contacted for available dates.
  • Appointments are scheduled every 30 minutes and are available between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. (Ysleta Annex Location only between 8:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.)
  • Face Masks are REQUIRED to enter the building.
  • Please arrive ON-TIME at least 10 minutes before your appointment.
  • As a courtesy to others, we reserve the right to cancel your appointment if you are more than 10 minutes late. If your appointment is cancelled, you will have to reschedule repeating the same process above.

Marriage License Basic Requirements
  • Must have a valid, government-issued picture identification. Names will be reflected on the marriage license exactly as they appear on the IDs. The County Clerk's office cannot change the name or spelling of name on ID. Forms of acceptable, valid identification include:
    • Driver's License
    • State ID
    • Passport
    • Military ID
    • Visa
  • Both parties must appear in person.
  • Both parties must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must know social security number.

Additional Requirements and Information
  • There is a 72-hour waiting period after the license is issued before the marriage ceremony can take place. The 72-hour waiting period can be waived by meeting one of the following criteria:
    • The waiting period does not apply if an applicant is a member of the armed forces of the United States and on active duty. Military ID must be shown to the person who performs the marriage ceremony.
    • The waiting period does not apply if the applicant obtains a 72-hour waiver signed by a District Judge. Waiver must be shown and kept by the person performing the ceremony.
    • Applicants possess a valid Twogether in Texas Certificate. Certificate must be shown to the person who performs the ceremony.
  • The marriage must take place within 90 days from the date of issuance - no exceptions.
  • If divorced, there is a 30-day waiting period after the divorce is final before remarriage - unless waived. If the 30-day waiting period is waived, a certified copy must be presented at the time the license is purchased.

Marriage Licenses:
Formal Marriage License $82.00
Informal Marriage License $47.00
Copy Fees:
Certified Marriage License Copy $7.00
Affidavit for Marriage Correction $18.00
We accept the following types of payments:

Cash:
No foreign currency.

Credit/Debit:
Credit Cards
(Add $1.95 convenience fee for anything less than $87.00, 2.25% convenience fee for anything more than $87.00)

Money Order:
(Made payable to El Paso County Clerk)

Cashiers Check:
(Made payable to El Paso County Clerk)

Business Check:
(Made payable to El Paso County Clerk)