Designation Application Fee is $25.00
How to Become a Designee Authorized to Perform Marriage Ceremonies
|Utah State Code 17-20-4 authorizes the County Clerk to designate individuals who are willing to
officiate a legal marriage for which a marriage license has been issued. A designated individual is
referred to as a Designee.
Utah County maintains a list of Designees authorized to solemnize a legal marriage for which a marriage license has been issued. An applicant is considered a Utah County designee after their application has been reviewed and approved by the Utah County Clerk or a Deputy Clerk. Designated individuals will be issued a stamped certificate that will serve as evidence that an individual is an approved designee.
The following information is Utah County's policy on Designees. If you would like to become a Utah County Designee, please read the information below carefully, then complete the appropriate form. Please note that you will need to appear in person with government issued photo ID when you submit your application.
General Provisions for All Designees
DESIGNEE: (Spouse 1), do you take (Spouse 2) to be your lawfully wedded (husband/wife/spouse)?
SPOUSE 1: (Required to answer in the affirmative.)
DESIGNEE: (Spouse 2), do you take (Spouse 1) to be your lawfully wedded (husband/wife/spouse)?
SPOUSE 2: (Required to answer in the affirmative.)
DESIGNEE: By virtue of the authority vested in me through the laws of the State of Utah, I now pronounce you (Spouse 1) and (Spouse 2) legally married.
Marriage Officiator Designee - Limited Duration
- A person designated to perform marriages with a limited duration will only perform weddings within the limitations specified in the designation.
- If the Designee is appointed for a limited duration, their appointment will endure until the date the appointment expires, or until the completion of the event(s) for which the individual has been designated, as determined at the time of application, whichever occurs first.
Marriage Officiator Designee - Indefinate Duration
- The Designee will not refuse to officiate in a marriage ceremony on the basis of any characteristic protected under law.
- With a minimum of 5 days advance notice, minus any personal scheduling conflicts, the Designee agrees to perform all marriage ceremonies for any couple that has legally obtained a marriage license within the State of Utah.
- With advance notice, the Designee will be reasonably available to perform wedding ceremonies during the normal business hours of the Utah County Clerk.
- At the Designee's discretion, they may also perform wedding ceremonies outside of the normal business hours of the Clerk's office, in accordance with the rest of the provisions in this policy.