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Marriage Officiants

 

The performance of marriages is a serious responsibility.  It is the County Clerk's responsibility to ensure that individuals who perform marriages perform this duty responsibly, and process vital documents according to state law.


Who Can Apply?

A Certificate of Permission is required to perform a marriage ceremony in the State of Nevada (refer to the Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 122).  Permission can be granted in two ways:

Certificate of Permission to Perform Marriages - provides the ability to perform marriages without limitation, provided certain requirements are met.  Individuals who can apply for this type of certificate include the following:

  • Minister or other church or religious official (active or retired) authorized to solemnize marriages in good standing with his or her church or religious organization (click here to download application).

  • Temporary replacement of a minister or other church or religious official already holding a Certificate of Permission to Perform Marriages for a period not to exceed 90 days (click here to download application).

  • A Notary Public in good standing with the Nevada Secretary of State (pursuant to N.R.S. Chapter 240) (click here to download application).

  • Any Chaplain who is assigned to duty in the State of Nevada by the Armed Forces of the United States.  Permission must be obtained from the County Clerk of the county in which his or her duty station is located (click here to download application).

Certificate of Permission to Perform a Single Marriage - provides the ability to only perform one specific marriage ceremony (a maximum of 5 per year).  This certificate must be obtained from the County Clerk of the county in which the ceremony will take place.  Individuals who may apply for this type of certificate include the following:



            Religious Marriage Officiant Instructions Regarding Duties
            Religious Marriage Officiant Instructions Regarding Duties (Spanish)
            Notary Public Marriage Officiant Instructions Regarding Duties

It is the responsibility of Marriage Officiants and their religious organizations to keep our office informed of any changes to their personal information or organizational status.

Change of Information

Affidavit of Removal Of Authority

The Nevada Marriage Officiant Public Search through the Nevada Secretary of State allows the public to search by name, county, or (for religious officiants) by church affiliation for officiants who have been granted Certificates of Permission.

MLIC.Vegas QR Code for download


Last modified on 6/29/2016 14:36