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Nevada State, NV

State of Nevada
Marriage Requirements

  • The fee for a Nevada marriage license varies by county and is required at the time of application.

  • To obtain a marriage license, both parties must appear in person before a Clerk at a local county marriage license bureau location.

  • Requirements for U.S. citizens and non U.S. citizens are the same.

  • Both Parties must be present for the application.

  • Picture ID and Proof of age is required.

  • Both Parties must be 18 years of age to get married in Nevada.

  • There is no waiting period in Nevada to get married.

  • A marriage license allows a couple to marry in the state. It is not proof of marriage.

Be sure to contact your local county marriage license bureau Clerk’s office well in advance of the wedding to find out on what days and during what hours the clerk will be in the office.

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Application:

  • NRS 122.040 (2): Before issuing a marriage license, the Clerk shall require each applicant to provide proof of the applicant’s name and age.

  • NRS 122.050: The Marriage License must contain the name of each applicant as shown in the documents presented to prove name and age.

  • If either party were previously married, they will be required to provide the date, city, and state of the divorce.

  • If either party was divorced within the last 30 days, we request a copy of your divorce decree.

  • All U.S. citizens are required to provide their Social Security number on the Affidavit of Application for a Marriage License. You do not need to present your Social Security card. Those applicants not issued a Social Security number by the United States will enter “none” in the appropriate box.

  • For non U.S. citizens, some foreign countries require a copy of the marriage license and/or an apostille to register a marriage. It is suggested that non U.S. citizens check with their local officials for special documents needed to ensure their marriage is recognized in their country.

  • Apostilles (Authentication of Signatures) may be required to register and finalize a marriage in a foreign country. Information regarding apostilles can be found under the Licensing Center section on the website of the Nevada Secretary of State.

It is important that you verify all information with your local local county marriage license bureau Clerk’s office before making a trip to purchase your marriage license.


ID Requirement in Nevada:

Both applicants must present a current government-issued photo ID. All documents will be in English or translated by a certified court translator.

  • Valid picture ID, such as a valid driver’s license or a valid identification card from the DMV.

  • A valid passport.

  • A Resident Alien card.

  • A Matricula Consular Card

  • Military ID Card issued by branch of U. S. Armed Forces

  • Military Dependent ID Card issued by branch of U. S. Armed Forces

  • Certificate of Citizenship issued by U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

  • Certificate of Naturalization issued by U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

  • Permanent Resident Card issued by U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Residency Requirement:

You do not have to be a resident of Nevada.


Waiting Period in Nevada:

There are no medical exams or blood tests required in Nevada.


Previous Marriages: Search Divorce Records

  • If either party were previously married, they will be required to provide the date, city, and state of the divorce.

  • If either party was divorced within the last 30 days, we request a copy of your divorce decree.


Marriage License Fee Nevada:

The marriage license fee is between $35$65 to get married in Nevada. Preferred method of payment is cash. For guidance on additional methods of payment, please call ahead.


Blood test in Nevada:

There are no medical exams or blood tests required in Nevada.


Name Change:

Getting a marriage license with your new name on it does not mean your name has automatically changed. If you need to change your last name, you can use an online marriage name change kit.


Under 18:

  • If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must have one parent or legal guardian present.

  • A notarized written permission slip is also accepted. But it must be written in English and must state the name, birth date, age of the minor child, as well as the relationship of the person giving consent.

  • If you are under 16, marriage can only be authorized by court order when the request has been filed by either a parent or legal guardian.


Proxy Marriages:

No.

Cousin Marriages:

Yes. Second cousins or first cousins may marry in the state of Nevada.


Common Law Marriages:

No.


Same Sex Marriages:

Yes. As of 2014, same-sex couples can legally marry in Nevada. The state of Nevada also recognizes same-sex marriages from other states and countries. You may apply for a marriage license even if you already have a domestic partnership or civil union. The application procedures are the same as for heterosexual couples.

Domestic Partnership questions should be directed to the office of the Secretary of State in Carson City, Nevada at 800-992-0900 or at www.nvsos.gov


Solemnize Marriages:

Any ordained or licensed clergymen who have obtained a certificate of permissions to perform marriages and justices of the peace can perform weddings in Nevada.

  • All ministers, religious officials, and Notaries Public who wish to perform marriage ceremonies in Nevada must obtain a Certificate of Authority to Solemnize Marriages from the County Clerk. You can check that the officiant has this certificate before proceeding with the marriage ceremony.

  • The state of Nevada has created a database of all marriage officiants in the state that you can access and search for free.


License Validity Time:

The marriage license is valid for 1 year from the date it is issued. It may be used anywhere within the State of Nevada.


Miscellaneous:

All marriage licenses obtained in Nevada are public record.


Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Office of Vital Records
4150 Technology Way, Suite 104
Carson City, NV 89706
Ph: 775.684.4242

Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice. Additional information can be found on the Nevada Secretary of State website.