County Clerk Expecting Valentine’s, Presidents Day Boost for Marriage Licenses
With Valentine’s Day coming on the Friday before the Presidents Day long weekend, Clark County Clerk Diana Alba is expecting the Marriage License Bureau will be even busier than usual during the next few days.
“Valentine’s Day is always a busy wedding day here in Clark County, and having it fall next to a long weekend should make it even more popular,” Alba said. “We expect the Marriage License Bureau will be very busy today, tomorrow and this weekend. Couples should give themselves a little extra time to get a marriage license during the next few days. They can also save some time by completing a marriage license pre-application online.”
Couples planning on getting married here are encouraged to complete a marriage license pre-application, which can be found by going to the County website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov, and then selecting “Get a Marriage License” from the Most Popular drop down list on the left. After completing the application online, the couple will be issued a reference number, which they should bring to the Marriage License Bureau in addition to proper identification, such as a driver’s license or passport (a complete list of allowed identification and other information is available through the Clerk’s web page). Marriage licenses cost $60. Completing the pre-application is not required, but would save time for the couples.
The main Marriage License Bureau office is located in downtown Las Vegas, just three blocks south of the Fremont Street Experience. The office is at 201 E. Clark St., which is on the south side of the Regional Justice Center. The office is open from 8 a.m. to midnight every day, including holidays.
The County Marriage License Bureau, a division of the Clerk’s Office, issues more than 80,000 marriage licenses annually and is typically one of the busiest in the nation. In 2011, more than 1 out of every 25 marriages in the U.S. took place in Clark County.
The wedding industry is also an important component of our tourism economy, as people coming to Clark County to attend a wedding or get married spent an estimated $527 million on lodging, entertainment, dining and other non-gaming activities in Clark County in 2011.
Valentine’s Day and the days just before and after it have traditionally been the busiest days at the Marriage License Bureau, although recent numerically significant days have also been popular.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 43 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.