Your Wedding License

The following is copied for your convenience from the local government site:

marriage-licenseClark County Clerk
Marriage Services Division
201 East Clark Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89155-1603
(702) 671-0600
Fax (702) 385-8911
Open Daily
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 (Midnight)
Including Holidays

Obtaining a Nevada Marriage License

There is no blood test, and no waiting period after a license is issued.

Your marriage license and certificate will be prepared with your legal name exactly as it appears on the identification presented. Marriage records will not be changed after the ceremony to reflect names that are different from the names on the identification presented at the time the license was issued.

Identification to prove your name is required. Identification to prove your age may be required. Please be prepared with both. Without acceptable identification, the government cannot issue a marriage license. For a complete list of acceptable identification, click here.

Nevada law allows only a male and female to be married. Domestic Partnership questions should be directed to the office of the Secretary of State in Carson City, Nevada at 800-992-0900 or at www.nvsos.gov

All United States citizens must provide a Social Security Number. You do not need to show your Social Security Card. It is recognized that non U. S. citizens will not have a Social Security Number.

Per recent legislation a husband and wife whose record of marriage has been lost or destroyed or is otherwise unobtainable, may be issued a marriage license and rejoined in marriage. This is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and is not eligible for the Online Marriage License Pre-Application process.

Your marriage license is valid for one year from the date of issuance. You must have a wedding ceremony in the State of Nevada in order to have a valid marriage.

The fee (click here) for a marriage license is $60, payable by cash, cashier’s check, money order, or credit card. Applicants may use American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa. There is an additional $5.00 service charge for credit card transactions.

To obtain your marriage license, both parties must appear in person at a Clark County Marriage Bureau location. If you use the online Pre-Application service, bring your Reference Number and required identification/documentation to an EXPRESS WINDOW at the main Marriage Bureau in Las Vegas, or to a Marriage Services Clerk at one of the Bureau’s outlying locations in order to obtain your marriage license. Your Pre-Application information will be kept in our system for 60 days.

Click here to access the Online Marriage License Pre-Application form. Locate the Marriage Application tab at the top, far right. Once you have completed the form, click submit. Bring your reference number and required identification to an express window at the main Marriage Bureau in Las Vegas, or to a Marriage Services clerk at one of the Bureau’s outlying locations in order to obtain your marriage license. Both the bride and groom MUST appear in order to obtain a marriage license.

Marriage Certificate or Marriage Abstract:

You will also want to obtain Certified copies of the Marriage Certificate (proof of marriage) after your wedding. These may be obtained by contacting:

Clark County Recorder
P.O. Box 551510
Las Vegas, Nevada 89155-1510
(702) 455-4336

They charge $15.00 per copy.
You can order a copy of your certificate online.