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 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.
OTHER DESIGNATED MARRIAGE OFFICIATORS
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.