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MARRIAGE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

 

Who can be married?  Adults 18 years of age and older need no consent to be married in Nevada. Proof of age will be required through age 21. Persons between the ages of 16 and 17 may marry if:

 

Consent is given by either a parent in person at the time the license is applied for; or, consent is given through a notarized affidavit signed by either parent when not present. This notarized affidavit of consent must contain the birth date of the minor, state the relationship of the party giving consent and be written in English.

ORDER OF COURT REQUIRED FOR PERSONS UNDER THE AGE
OF 16 A person less than 16 years of age may marry only if he or she has the consent of a parent or legal guardian and authorization from a Nevada District Court. The court may authorize the marriage of persons less than 16 years of age in extraordinary circumstances if the court finds that:

  1. The marriage will serve the best interests of such person; and,

  2. Such person has the consent required.

It is suggested that non U.S. citizens check with your local officials for special documents that may be needed to ensure that your marriage will be recognized in your country.

Applicants must be a Male and a Female, at least 18 years of age, and not nearer of kin than second cousins or cousins of half blood, and not having a husband or wife living.

Applicants may be required to prove their age. Those not having acceptable identification to prove age may be refused a marriage license. (Faxed copies, damaged identification, privately issued I.D., check cashing cards or photocopies of identification are unacceptable.)

Social Security Numbers are required on marriage licenses. Please know your Social Security Number. Those without knowledge of their Social Security Number may be refused a marriage license.  It is recognized that non U.S. citizens will not have a Social Security Number.

Where do you apply for a "Las Vegas Marriage License"?

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Las Vegas Marriage Bureau, 201 Clark Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89155-1603
(702) 671-0600

 

PLEASE NOTE ALL LAS VEGAS MARRIAGES ARE RECORDED BY AND LEGALLY ADMINISTERED BY THE CLARK COUNTY MARRIAGE BUREAU, WHICH IS PART OF THE CLARK COUNTY RECORDERS OFFICE", CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA, USA.  LAS VEGAS IS IN CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA.

 

We highly recommend that anyone that is planning to get married, should call the Las Vegas Marriage Bureau, Telephone: (702) 671-0600 prior to your arrival.

 

CLARK COUNTY (Las Vegas) MARRIAGE

 Marriage Information: (702) 671-0600

Las Vegas Marriage Bureau Hours
Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 (Midnight)
Friday 8:00 a.m. to Sunday 12:00 (Midnight)
Please Note: The Las Vegas Marriage Bureau is Closed Midnight to 8 am.

 

Marriage Ceremonies: In order to have a legal marriage, a ceremony must be performed in the State of Nevada within one year from date of issuance of the marriage license by any person licensed or authorized to perform ceremonies in Nevada. The ceremony may be performed in any Wedding Chapel, Church or the Civil Marriage Commissioner's Office. These marriages are recognized throughout the world.

What is the cost of a marriage license?

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MARRIAGE LICENSE FEE: $55.00

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The marriage license fee must be paid in cash.  Correct change is appreciated.

Other Requirements:

WITNESSES: There must be at least one additional witness other than the person performing the ceremony.

DIVORCE REQUIREMENTS: 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.

NOT REQUIRED: Blood tests are not required, and there is no waiting period.

Marriage Certificates:

The Clark County Recorders Office, records the marriage certificate which is proof that a marriage ceremony was performed in Clark County. The marriage official who performs the ceremony has ten days to submit the marriage certificate to this office for recording. Normally a certified copy of the certificate would be available one day after the certificate has been received from the official.

To order a certified copy of a marriage certificate please provide the following information:

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Name of Groom

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Maiden name of Bride

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Date of Marriage

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Application/Certificate No. (If known)

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Return mailing address

Copies: Copies of a marriage license may be obtained by writing to:

Attention: Marriage Bureau
County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 551603
Las Vegas, Nevada 89155-1603

If you express mail your request, please mail it to:
Attention: Marriage Bureau
County Clerk's Office
200 South Third Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

Please note:  They do not offer Express service for mailing copies of marriage licenses.

Certified copies of a marriage certificate (which is proof of marriage) may be obtained by contacting:

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

The fee is $10.00 per copy.

Marriage Planning Time Table:

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Twelve to nine months before the wedding:
Determine type of wedding (formal or informal) and choose a date
Visit the clergy & review church/synagogue requirements
Determine size of guest list
Determine your budget & division of expenses
Find a reception location & make reservations early!!
Select wedding consultant
Select wedding gown

 

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Nine to six months before the wedding:
Choose your attendants
Choose a color theme
Choose attendant's dresses
Book your caterer
Book your photographer
Book your videographer
Plan ceremony & reception music
Compile names and addresses for guest list

 

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Six months before the wedding:
Select a Florist
Book entertainment
Order invitations & party favors
Shop around for groom's & groomsmen's tuxedos
Mothers should choose their dresses
Finalize arrangement for the church & ceremony
Make transportation arrangements
Plan honeymoon: visit travel agencies, make reservations
All deposits should be made and contracts signed
List selections with Bridal Registry
Plan your wedding decorations

 

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Three months before the wedding:
Choose gifts for attendants, parents, helpers
Buy wedding rings
Order the wedding cake
Schedule Dance Instruction
Buy cake knife, toasting glasses, guest book & garter

 

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Two months before the wedding:
Make plans & reservations for wedding rehearsal & dinner
Reserve rooms for out-of-town guests
Address invitations & announcements 4 to 6 weeks prior to wedding.

 

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One month before the wedding:
Finalize details of every aspect of your wedding
Confirm honeymoon reservation
Have final fittings for you & your attendant's dresses
Get marriage license
Ask a friend or relative to take charge of guest book at reception
Pick up wedding rings
Purchase gift for fiance

 

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Two weeks before the wedding:
Complete your trousseau
Prepare wedding announcement to send to newspapers
Contact guests who have not responded

 

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One week before the Las Vegas Wedding: Pick up your gown, attendants' dresses & accessories Confirm details with all participants & inform them of any changes Pack for honeymoon Make sure you have all wedding attire, wedding rings, & marriage license (including clergy's check) Have rehearsal & dinner Have nails done Give final guest count to reception facility or caterer Get a massage.

 

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Your Wedding Day!:  Have hair & make-up done Take marriage license and rings to ceremony site Begin dressing two hours before ceremony is to begin Mail wedding announcements.

 

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