Does the Municipal Court perform wedding ceremonies?

Yes, the Las Cruces Municipal Court performs weddings on a walk-in basis on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Courtroom Number 1 on the ground floor with Judge Goldbaum.

Please follow these instructions/guidelines if you would like to get married at Municipal Court:

  • You must obtain a marriage license from the Dona Ana County Clerks Office and bring all documentation with you to Municipal Court
  • Bring at least 2 witnesses with you, the court does not provide witnesses. Witnesses must be at least 18 years old.
  • If you require interpreters for this ceremony, please bring your own as court interpreters are not available.
  • If you have specific vows that you would like to use, bring them with you and speak to the Judge before your ceremony takes place, otherwise the Judge will use standard vows
  • If Judge Goldbaum is not available for any reason, the ability to be married may be cancelled without notice
  • Court staff does not facilitate wedding ceremonies at any other times, if you are interested in Judge Goldbaum performing a wedding at another location or another time, please see her in Courtroom Number 1 on Friday's between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to make your request to her

Other places to try locating a judge to perform your wedding:

  • Dona Ana County Probate Judge, phone: 575-525-6132
  • Dona Ana County Magistrate Court, phone: 575-524-2814

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