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Marriage Laws U.S. Washoe County Bureau Marriage License, Reno 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 Washoe County Bureau 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 Washoe County marriage license bureau office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

Reno Marriage License Office

Washoe County Bureau
Washoe County Complex
1001 E. 9th Street
Building A, 1st Floor
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 784-7287
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. / M - Sun
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:

No.

Waiting Period in Washoe County:

There is no waiting period to get married in Washoe County.

How Much a Marriage License Cost?

Washoe County:You will have to pay $35.00 - $65.00 to get married in Washoe County.

Other Tests:

No blood tests.

Proxy Marriages:

No. Both parties must be present.

Common Law Marriages:

No.

Same Sex Marriages:

No.

Renewing Your Vows:

No. The Marriage License Bureau 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.

Officiants:

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.

Miscellaneous:

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
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.

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 update@usmarriagelaws.com.

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