IMPORTANT: ALL LEGAL MARRIAGES REQUIRE A NEVADA ISSUED MARRIAGE LICENSE FROM THE MARRIAGE BUREAU IN LAS VEGAS. THIS LICENSE IS THE COUPLES RESPONSIBILITY TO OBTAIN IN ORDER TO PERFORM THE CEREMONY. IT IS ILLEGAL FOR A WEDDING CHAPEL TO TRY TO OBTAIN IT ON YOUR BEHALF.
How to Get a Marriage License in Las Vegas
What is required? What do I need to know? Figuring out how to get married in Las Vegas can be a challenge when it comes to paperwork, but we’ve taken the extra time to sort it all out for you and make it simple!
You must both go, in person to the marriage license bureau, which is located on the ground floor of the Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas not far from the Fremont Street Experience.
The address is:
Clark County Marriage License Bureau
201 E. Clark Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(Northwest corner of 3rd Street and Clark)
What You Need To Know Before Going to the Marriage License Bureau
A marriage license in Las Vegas costs $77. The license bureau only accepts the following methods of payment: cash, cashier’s check, traveler’s check or money order.
8am to midnight every day of the year including holidays.
You will need valid identification – Any of the following may be used:
Valid Driver’s License
U.S. or foreign country issued I.D. card showing your photo and birth-date
Resident Alien Card
There is no waiting period or blood testing required.
Your marriage license is valid for one year. In other words, once you get your license you must have a wedding ceremony in Las Vegas within one year.
To get married in Vegas you must be at least 18 years old. If you have further questions regarding age requirements, please call the license bureau at (702) 671-0600.
To get married in Las Vegas you must be no nearer in kinship than second cousins, or cousins-in-law, and not have a living husband or wife.
If you are a US citizen, you will need to provide your social security number on the application. Cards are not required.
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Post Marriage Paperwork
Once you are officially married by one of the ministers at The Wedding Place you will have to order your official copy from Clark County and have it mailed to you. Its a simple process and we are here to help you with all your questions.