PLEASE NOTE: Your ceremony must be performed by a licensed Marriage Officiant who has been issued a valid Certificate of Permission by a Nevada County Clerk. Having an online ordination or religious affiliation is not sufficient. Couples are strongly advised to require the person performing their marriage to show official proof that she or he is a licensed Marriage Officiant in the State of Nevada. On Clark County’s Marriage Certificate, the Marriage Officiant must be able to provide his or her Nevada Certificate of Permission Officiant ID Number as issued by a County Clerk. Please confirm this prior to your marriage ceremony by requiring proof or by verifying his/her name on the Nevada Marriage Officiant Public Search website.
- To obtain your marriage license, both parties must appear in person before a Clerk at the Clark County Marriage Bureau located at 201 E. Clark Ave. They are open everyday of the year from 8 AM till midnight.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and no nearer of kin than second cousins or cousins of half-blood, and not having a husband or wife living.
- Nevada marriage licenses are only valid within the State of Nevada. Marriage ceremonies must be conducted within Nevada’s borders and may not be conducted within another state or country. It is recommended that ceremonies conducted in the air or water be restated, with witness, once back on Nevada soil.
- Domestic Partnership questions should be directed to the office of the Nevada Secretary of State at 702-486-2887. You may view program information and forms online at www.nvsos.gov.
- Identification to prove your name and age is required. Please be prepared. Per Nevada law, Marriage Licenses may only be issued to couples with acceptable identification.
- Your Marriage License and Certificate will be prepared with your legal name exactly as it appears on the identification presented. It is your responsibility to present the proper identification to have your name reflected as you desire. For example, if you want them to reflect your full middle name, the identification you present must contain your full middle name – not an initial or abbreviation.
- No blood test is required.
- A marriage license allows a couple to marry in the state. It is not proof of marriage. In the State of Nevada, marriage records are public documents. Nevada does not issue confidential marriage records.
- Nevada does not have a waiting period to marry. Couples may marry immediately after obtaining their marriage license.it is good for one (1) year from date of issue.
COUPLES ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION BEFORE GOING TO THE MARRIAGE BUREAU TO OBTAIN A MARRIAGE LICENSE! CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATION NOW!