Wedding Legal Requirements
Marriage License Application
Application: A man and woman who are unrelated and are both at least 18 years old may be issued a marriage license in Clark County. Proof of name and age will be required. Acceptable identification includes driver’s licenses, passports, military ID cards and other government-issued ID cards. Other combinations of ID that contains an applicant’s photograph along with an original/certified birth certificate or social security card may be presented as well. The couple must appear before a clerk at a Marriage License Bureau location — either in downtown or at one of the outlying offices.
Note: You can save some time by doing the online marriage pre-application process. Click here and follow the instructions. You’ll receive a reference a number to write down. It will be active in the system for 60 days. Bring that number with your identification/documentation to an “Express Window” when you go to the Marriage License Bureau.
Blood test, waiting periods: In Clark County, blood tests are not required and there is no waiting period.
Fees: $60 for a marriage license. This is payable by cash, cashier’s check, money order and credit card (there is an added $5 service charge for credit card transactions).
Consent: People ages 16 and 17 may marry if consent is given in person at the time of application by either a parent or legal guardian. An original/certified copy of the birth certificate may be required. The legal guardian must have a court order showing proof of legal guardianship. All people giving consent must have proof of identity. Consent is given by notarized affidavit of consent, which must be written in English and contains the birth date of the minor and must state the relationship of person giving consent.
Order of Court for people under age 16: A person less than 16 years of age may marry if either parent or legal guardian files an action, pays all court fees and presents a court order, from a Nevada State Court.
Requirements for divorced people marrying: To obtain a marriage license and have a legal marriage, divorces must be final in the state where granted. The date of the final decree and city and state where granted are required.
International marriage information: Couples from outside the United States can be married in Las Vegas. Most countries will want a certified copy of your marriage certificate and an Apostille from the Nevada Secretary of State. The marriage certificate costs $10 and the Apostille costs $20. The Nevada Secretary of State can send the Apostille and certified marriage certificate copy directly to your government for you.
All marriage licenses issued in the state of Nevada must be used within this state.
Clark County Marriage Bureau
201 E. Clark Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Telephone: (702) 671-0600
Fax: (702) 385-8911
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to midnight daily (365 days a year, including holidays).
Click here for a list of where you can find the other Marriage License Bureau locations in the Clark Country area.
By the numbers: Did you know?
- In 2011, 89,407 marriage licenses were issued in Clark County.
- From Nov. 9 – 11, 2011, the Marriage License Bureau in Clark County issued a total of 3,024 marriage licenses to couples who intended to marry on 11-11-11.
- From July 4 -7, 2007, the Marriage License Bureau in Clark County issued a total of 4,333 marriage licenses to couples who intended to marry on 7-7-07.