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Nevada Marriage License Requirements

Below is the information on what you need to bring with you, and what you need to know about the marriage laws before filling out the marriage license forms.

In order to get married, you need to apply and receive a marriage license. This is the document that allows you to officially be married under the law. Always check with your city's marriage bureau at your clerk of court's office to find out what your local rules are.

Licenses are usually not valid for more than 30 days so you'll typically need to apply for your marriage license within one month of your wedding ceremony. You need to submit your birth certificates, tax information, and other official documents.

When you apply for your license, you'll not only need a proof of identification and age, will need to provide any information about previous marriages, and will need to pay a nominal fee. You will also need to have a witness when you sign the application, so plan on bringing your maid of honor or best man with you. The bride will need to know what her married name will be before she signs the marriage certificate. You'll have to write that name on the application.

IMPORTANT: You are not officially married when you receive a marriage license. You need to have a justice of the peace or a religious clergyman sign the document. On your wedding day, you'll give your officiant your marriage license, then after the ceremony, he'll sign it and send it to the proper government agency for validation.

ID Requirement: Picture ID such as a driver's license. If application is mailed or faxed in, it must be witnessed by a Notary Public.

Residency Requirement: Do not have to be a resident of Nevada.

Waiting Period: 3 days.

If Divorced: If divorced within the last 60 days, a certified copy of the divorce decree is needed.

Fees: Cash Only! $25

Other Tests: No tests

Under 18: Need certified copy of birth certificate, both parents must be present with identification, or if you have a legal guardian they must be present with a court order and identification.

Officiants: The minister, priest or rabbi of any church or congregation in the state may perform marriages. Ministers must provide marriage certificates to the couple married and report the marriage to the Marriage Commissioner.

Valid: License is valid for 90 days anywhere in Nevada.
The license can only be used within the State of Nevada.


IMPORTANT: State and county marriage license requirements can change so make sure you check with your local town clerk. This information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice. It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any plans.

Carson City Clerk 198 N Carson St Carson City, NV 89701 775-887-2260
Churchill County Clerk 10 West Williams Ave Fallon, NV 89406 775-423-6028
Clark County Clerk309 S. Third St Third Floor Las Vegas, NV 89115 702-455-3156
Douglas County Clerk P.O. Box 218 Minden, NV 89423 775-782-9020
Elko County Recorder Courthouse, Room 103 Elko, NV 89801 775-738-3044
Esmeralda County Recorder P.O. Box 491 Goldfield, NV 89013 775-485-6309
Eureka County Recorder P.O. Box 556 Eureka, NV 89316 775-237-5262
Humboldt County Recorder 25 West 4th St Winnemucca, NV 89445 775-623-6343
Lander County Recorder 315 South Humboldt Battle Mountain, NV 89820 775-635-5738
Lincoln County Recorder P.O. Box 218 Pioche, NV 89043 775-962-5390
Lyon County Clerk P.O. Box 927 Yerington, NV 89447 775-463-6501
Mineral County Clerk P.O. Box 1447 Hawthorne, NV 89415 775-945-2446
Nye County ClerkCourthouse Main St Tonopah, NV 89049 775-482-8127
Pershinng County Clerk P.O. Box 736 Lovelock, NV 89419 775-273-2208
Storey County Clerk P.O. Box 493 Virginia City, NV 89440 775-847-0969
Washoe County Clerk P.O. Box 11130 Reno, NV 89520 775-784-7287
White Pine County Recorder County Courthouse Ely, NV 89301 775-289-2341