Affordable Wedding Officiants

Marriage Laws U.S. Carson City Clerk Marriage License, Carson City Marriage Licenses, clerk, office, bureau, weddings, Nevada NV Wedding Officiants

Here's what you need to know and what documents to bring with you before you apply for a Carson City Clerk marriage license application. We recommend getting this legal aspect of your wedding out of the way about a month before your ceremony date.

It is important that you verify all information with the Carson City marriage license bureau office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

Carson City Marriage License Office

Carson City Clerk
198 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 887-2260
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / M - F
Closed all legal holidays.

ID Requirement:

Valid picture identification. Acceptable identification includes valid Driver's License, valid Identification Card from DMV, valid Passport, Resident Alien card, Military ID, or Certified or original Birth Certificate.

If a foreign birth certificate, it must be translated into English and notarized. You need to know your social security number, too!

Residency Requirement:

You do not have to be a resident of Nevada.

Previous Marriages:

If you were previously married, your divorce must be final. You need to know the date (month, year) of your divorce and the location (city and state) where you were divorced.

Covenant Marriage Option:


Waiting Period in Carson City:

There is no waiting period to get married in Carson City.

How Much a Marriage License Cost?

Carson City:You will have to pay $35.00 - $65.00 to get married in Carson City.

Other Tests:

No blood tests.

Proxy Marriages:

No. Both parties must be present.

Common Law Marriages:


Same Sex Marriages:


Renewing Your Vows:

No. The City Clerk office is prohibited from issuing a new Marriage License to couples currently married.

You may renew your wedding vows at a church or wedding chapel, but they may require you to bring a copy of your Marriage Certificate for proof of marriage before performing the renewal ceremony.

Cousin Marriages:

Not nearer of kin than second cousins or cousins of half blood.

Under 18:

If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must have one parent or legal guardian present. A notarized written permission is also acceptable. It must be written in English and needs to state the name, birth date, age of the minor child, along with the relationship of the person giving consent. The notary must note that the parent or guardian personally appeared before or was subscribed and sworn to.

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

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.


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.


Requirements for U.S. citizens and Non U.S. citizens are the same. The license is valid for 1 year from the date it is issued. It may be used anywhere within the State of Nevada.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

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

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.

It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

To notify us of corrections or additions send an email to

Ask a Lawyer Online Now! 24 Lawyers Are Online. Ask a Question, Get an Answer ASAP.

Order Vital Records Online! certified copies of Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce certificates, for events which occurred within the state of Nevada.

Local Officiants | Local Wedding Officiants | Chicago Wedding Officiants | Illinois Officiants| NJ Officiants

All Ceremonies | New York Wedding Officiants | USA Wedding Officiants | NY Wedding Officiants

Wedding Officiants Directory    Local Officiants Lists!    Ceremony Wedding Officiants

© 2014