Marriage License Details

Below are the details you need to know if you are getting married in Nevada


No more than 60 days before your wedding, fill out the pre-application form online.
Important to Note Before Completing the Application - Remember you are applying for a legal document, make sure the name you input exactly matches the name on the government issued ID you will be using to pick up the marriage license. Both people must 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.


201 E. Clark Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(Northwest corner of 3rd Street and Clark)
Fees: 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.
On average a taxi cab ride to the license bureau costs about $45.
8a.m. to midnight every day of the year including holidays.
Identification Requirements:
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
Military Identification
Resident Alien Card
Additional Notes:
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 Las Vegas you must be at least 18 years old. At 16 or 17, you can get married if you have written consent from one parent. Your parent may come in person or provide you with notarized written consent. If you have further questions regarding age requirements, please call the license bureau phone 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 U.S. citizen, you will need to provide your social security number on the application. Cards are not required.

For those people ALREADY MARRIED.

A Renewal of Vows ceremony, does not necessitate any formal documentation, and you do not need to go to the Courthouse to purchase anything. There are three primary documents that are available after your wedding. One everyone will need and two others that you might need. First, notice that two of the three documents listed below have almost the same name. This often confuses people. You will definitely need a certified copy of your Las Vegas marriage certificate. You may or may not need the certified Las Vegas marriage license. Pay close attention to these names as they are quite similar.

Certified Las Vegas Marriage Certificate.

Everybody will need this document. After you are married, you will need this document to change your name and for every other major purpose. Simply put, this is the main document you need. It is required by the DMV, Social Security Office, the INS and Adoption Services.

Certified Las Vegas Marriage License.

You will only need this in certain cases, the certified Las Vegas Marriage License is required for people who have been married more than once and wish to change their name. It is also required for military purposes and INS and Adoption Services. The certified Las Vegas Marriage license by itself will not serve as proof of your marriage. If you need this document, you will also need the above document, the Certified Las Vegas Marriage Certificate.

Apostille (proof of marriage for foreign citizens only)

This document is for foreign citizens only! An Apostille and a certified Las Vegas marriage certificate are generally accepted as proof of marriage by most countries. However, we recommend you check with your local officials to ensure the right documents are obtained for your marriage to be recognized in your country. A certified Las Vegas marriage certificate is required to facilitate the production of an Apostille. For that reason, one is included in the price and comes with your Apostille order.