Officiant Information


The authority to solemnize marriages is governed by Utah Code 30-1-6. The following list is a summary of the code: 
  • Ministers, Rabbis, or Priests of any religious denomination who are in regular communion with any religious society, and are 18 years of age or older.
  • Native American spiritual advisors
  • A Judge or Commissioner of a court of record
  • Justice Court Judges
  • The County Clerk of any county in the state, if the clerk chooses to solemnize marriages.
  • Mayors of Municipalities
  • The Governor
  • The president of the Senate
  • The speaker of the House of Representatives
  • Judges or magistrates of the United States
  • A judge or magistrate who holds office in Utah when retired, under rules set by the Supreme Court.

Officiants in Grand County

For a list of a few of the authorized officiants in Grand County, please click here


Utah Code Ann. §17-20-4 (2015), as amended, authorizes the County Clerk to designate other individuals who are willing to solemnize a legal marriage for which a marriage license has been issued.  These designees may be granted the authority to perform a single, specific marriage ceremony, or may be authorized to perform any marriage ceremony within a specified term.

If you would like to request the designation of an individual to perform your marriage ceremony, or if you are interested in becoming a designee, please click the following link for Grand County's policy on Designated Marriage Officiators.