Apply For A Nevada Marriage License

How do I get a marriage license in Nevada?

Marriage licenses are issued at the county level in Nevada, usually through the County Clerk’s Marriage Bureau. You and your fiance will need to apply together and in person at the County Clerk’s office to file an application for a marriage license and pay the applicable fee. You and your fiance will need to provide proof of identification and age in order to be issued the license, such as a driver’s license, passport, certified birth certificate, or official foreign government issued ID card. It is recommended that non-US citizens check to see what forms of ID will be acceptable prior to filing the application.

What type of information does the marriage license application ask?

The marriage license application only requires you and your fiance to give basic information, such as your full name, date of birth, place of birth, current city of residence, social security number, and parents’ names and state of birth. If either party has been married before, they will need to state the final date of the divorce or annulment and where it was granted. There is no need to present a copy of the divorce decree.

How old must we be to get married in Nevada?

Both applicants must be at least 18 years old to get married in Nevada without parental consent. Applicants that are 16 or 17 years old can get married if they have parental consent. Parental consent can be given in person by a parent or legal guardian at the County Clerk’s office when you apply for your license, or by a notarized statement in English. The consent of only one parent is required. Minors are required to bring a certified copy of their birth certificate when they file for their license, and if the parent giving consent is not listed on the birth certificate, then official papers detailing the legal relationship the parent has to the minor must be presented as well.

Who can perform marriage ceremonies in Nevada?

The actual wedding can be performed by any judicial officers of the state of Nevada, a regularly ordained priest, minister, rabbi, or religious official, and military chaplains. Marriage ceremonies can often be performed at the County Clerk’s office by a Justice of the Peace. Please note that some counties require that you make an appointment in advance if you are planning to be wed at the County Clerk’s office. Also, in order to perform a mariage a Certificate of Permission to perform marriages must be obtained from the county clerk in the county which the person who is going to perform the ceremony resides.

How long is the marriage license good for once it is issued?

Unless there are complications, marriage licenses in Nevada are issued the same day you file your license application and can be used immediately. The license remains valid for one year from the date of issuance. After one year, the marriage license expires and you must apply for a new one if you still plan to marry.


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