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Marriage license in Las Vegas, here is what you need to bring with you, and what you need to know about the Las Vegas marriage license application. We recommend getting this legal aspect of your wedding out of the way about a month before your wedding date.
Requirements vary as the Clark County marriage license bureau in Nevada have their own requirements. If you have questions, please contact the appropriate clerk's office listed below.
Las Vegas Wedding - Getting Married in Las Vegas.
ID Requirement:Valid picture identification. Acceptable identification includes valid Driver's License, valid Identification Card from DMV, valid Passport, Resident Alien card, Military ID, or Certified or original Birth Certificate.
If a foreign birth certificate, it must be translated into English and notarized. You need to know your social security number, too!
Residency Requirement:You do not have to be a resident of Nevada.
Previous Marriages:If you were previously married, your divorce must be final. You need to know the date (month, year) of your divorce and the location (city and state) where you were divorced.
Covenant Marriage Option:No.
Waiting Period in Nevada:There is no waiting period to get married in Nevada.
Fees in Nevada:You will have to pay $35.00 - $65.00 (depends on County) to get married in Nevada - cash only. Some counties may accept a local check. Clark County (Las Vegas) charges $60 and accepts cash only.
Other Tests:No blood tests.
Proxy Marriages:No. Both parties must be present.
Common Law Marriages:No.
Same Sex Marriages:No.
Renewing Your Vows:No. The county clerk's office is prohibited from issuing a new Marriage License to couples currently married.
You may renew your wedding vows at a church or wedding chapel, but they may require you to bring a copy of your Marriage Certificate for proof of marriage before performing the renewal ceremony.
Cousin Marriages:Not nearer of kin than second cousins or cousins of half blood.
Las Vegas Weddings:If you are considering having a late-night Las Vegas wedding, please note that the counter at the Las Vegas Marriage Bureau is open from 8:00 a.m. to midnight, every day including weekends and holidays.
You can still have your Las Vegas wedding after midnight at any of these wedding chapels in Las Vegas. Viva Las Vegas Weddings, The Elvis Wedding Chapel or Gothic Weddings; you just need to plan a bit more, have $60 in cash, and get your license before the clock strikes twelve.
Under 18:If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must have one parent or legal guardian present. A notarized written permission is also acceptable. It must be written in English and needs to state the name, birth date, age of the minor child, along with the relationship of the person giving consent. The notary must note that the parent or guardian personally appeared before or was subscribed and sworn to.
If you are under 16, marriage can be authorized only by court order when the request has been filed by either parent or legal guardian.
Officiants:Any ordained or licensed clergymen who have obtained a certificate of permissions to perform marriages and justices of the peace can perform weddings in Nevada.
Miscellaneous:Requirements for U.S. citizens and Non U.S. citizens are the same. The license is valid for 1 year from the date it is issued. It may be used anywhere within the State of Nevada.
Online Marriage License Pre-Application Instructions:To access the instructions for completing the Online Marriage License Pre-Application form: Click Here.
Online Marriage License Pre-Application Form:To access the Online Marriage License Pre-Application form. Locate the Marriage Application tab at the 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 our outlying locations in order to obtain your marriage license. Both the bride and groom MUST appear in order to obtain a marriage license: Click Here.
Copy of Certificate of Marriage:
To notify us of corrections or additions send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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