1. How to Become a Minister in San Juan County

If you haven't already, you'll want to get ordained as a ULC minister by clicking the button below. Get Ordainedâ„¢ offers ordination through Universal Life Church within moments and completely free of charge. All you have to do is sign up, fill out a short form, and you'll be a legally ordained minister, able to officiate weddings and more. Sign up today!

Important Info for Ministers in San Juan County

ULC Ordination Accepted:
Minister Registration Required:
Documents Required:
Minister's Residency:
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2. Learn San Juan County Marriage Requirements

Once you're ordained, the next thing you'll want to do is contact the office in San Juan County that handles marriage licenses. You'll want to tell them that you're an ordained minister officiating a wedding, and ask what documentation they want to see from you in order to officiate a wedding. You can find the San Juan County office's contact information below.

Office Address:
100 S Oliver Dr. Suite 200
Aztec, NM 87410
Office Phone Number:
(505) 334-9471

3. Who Can Officiate a Wedding in San Juan County?

If you're ordained as a minister of the Universal Life Church, you can! Many couples are choosing to both cut costs and personalize their event by enlisting a close family friend or loved one to officiate their ceremony.

The couple could ask anyone, but they've asked you to forever be a part of their love story! Consider it a great honor. It's important to note that not everyone knows that this is even an option. If you know someone who has an upcoming wedding, you might consider asking who is performing their ceremony, and let them know that you're available if needed. Who knows, you might just get a reputation as a go-to officiant!

Average Cost of a Wedding in San Juan County:

4. What You'll Need to Officiate in San Juan County

The office in San Juan County will be able to tell you what you'll need to pick up from our online store in order to perform a wedding. One of the most popular options for ministers in San Juan County is the Ordination Kit!

Now you can get to the fun part: officiating the wedding itself. Whether it's your first time performing a wedding, or you just need to refresh your memory, we suggest taking a look at our wedding training center, which is full of all the resources you'll need to give the couple the wedding they deserve.

5. How San Juan County Marriage Licenses Work

With the ceremony complete, the last - and most important - responsibility remains: Signing and returning the marriage license. A marriage license in San Juan County does not expire, so don't delay. Keep in mind that once the marriage license has been obtained, there is no mandatory waiting period before the wedding ceremony can happen. Also note that the marriage license must be returned to the office that issued it within the time limit given after it has been signed.

Remember, this is a legal document! Take your time to ensure that it's been filled out properly before it is returned to the issuing office. If you need in-depth instructions on how to fill it out, take a look at our marriage license training page for assistance.

Marriage License Waiting Period:
Marriage License Valid For:
Never Expires
Return Within:
90 Days

6. Performing a Wedding in San Juan County

San Juan County is New Mexico's fifth most populated county, and there are many points of interest to incentivize couples to host a wedding in this area. This county is the state's region in the northwest corner including one corner of the famous Four Corners. For couples looking for the perfect ranch-themed wedding, this is the county for it as there are quite a few venues which already carry the colors for the perfect rustic themed wedding making it easy.

7. What You Should Do Now for a Wedding in San Juan County

San Juan county is one of the hotter areas in New Mexico, on average there are 45 days where the temps go over 90 degrees, avoid an outdoor wedding in the summer months as they are unbearable.

You know the ins and outs of officiating weddings in San Juan County now, but don't forget to sign up as a ULC minister for free by clicking the button below!

With this first step conquered, you'll be officiating fully legal weddings in San Juan County in no time!