Marriage Process

Please be aware that Clark County Recorder's and Clerk's Office employees DO NOT make any type of solicitation to purchase certified copies of marriage certificate(s).

The Process


Both the Bride and Groom must go in person to the Marriage Bureau at the Clark County Clerk’s Office to apply for a marriage license.

Clark County Clerk's Office

1 After receiving your Marriage License, your ceremony must be performed by a marriage official.  A Marriage License is good for one year.

There are many marriage chapels in Las Vegas to choose from. All of the chapels offer a variety of wedding packages that will include flowers, photographer, etc. The cost of a wedding ceremony will depend upon the chapel and the package you select.

For a listing of wedding chapels:
Visit Las Vegas (

You may also have a wedding ceremony performed by a Commissioner of Civil Marriages. 

Office of Civil Marriages


After your wedding ceremony has been performed, the marriage official has 10 business days to send the marriage certificate to the Recorder’s Office to be recorded.


A marriage certificate is usually recorded by 3 p.m. the day it is received. Certified copies are available the next day for purchase.

Ordering a Marriage Certificate

Certified Copies are used to provide proof of marriage to social security, insurance groups, immigration, and motor vehicle departments, among others.


Foreign countries require certified copies of marriage certificates in order to register Las Vegas (Clark County) marriages in their country. Some foreign countries also require an Apostille in order to register the marriage.

Apostille Information


Last modified at 9/26/2015 17:14 by Bradley Mach
Debbie Conway, Recorder
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