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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
News Release

Contact: Dan Kulin 
Phone: (702) 455-5534 
Email: DKulin@ClarkCountyNV.gov 
Thursday, December 06, 2012 
County Clerk Planning For Busy 12/12/12 

       With 12/12/12 expected to be a popular day for weddings, Clark County Clerk Diana Alba is encouraging couples planning on getting married here on or around that special date to complete a marriage license pre-application.              

       The application can be found by going to the County website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov, and then select “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 Marriage License Bureau will probably be extremely busy December 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th due to the likelihood of a large number of weddings planned for 12/12/12,” Alba said. “We will do what we can to avoid long lines, but couples can help too by completing a marriage license pre-application.”              

       In anticipation of the popularity of 12/12/12 for couples, Alba also will have her Laughlin office open on Dec. 12 so couples there can get a marriage license on that day. The Laughlin branch office of the County Clerk at 101 Civic Way will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12. The office is usually only open on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday of every week.              

       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.              

       Tourists 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.

       Clark County has seen spikes in marriage licenses around other recent numerically significant dates, with the busiest being July 4-7, 2007 (7/7/07) when 4,333 marriage licenses were issued. The office usually issues about 7,400 marriage licenses per month.

Previous dates of interest:


July 7, 2007 (7/7/07)

July 4, 5, 6, 7                                                 4,333 marriage licenses issued  


Nov. 11, 2011 (11/11/11)

Nov. 8, 9, 10, 11                                            3,300 marriage licenses issued 


Oct. 10, 2010 (10/10/10)

Oct. 7, 8, 9, 10                                              3,090 marriage licenses issued   


Aug. 8, 2008 (8/8/08)

Aug. 5, 6, 7, 8                                               2,626 marriage licenses issued  


New Years Day 2011

Dec. 29, 30, 31, and Jan. 1                              1,533 marriage licenses issued  


Valentine’s Day 2011

Feb. 12, 13, 14                                              1,145 marriage licenses issued    

       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 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 42 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.