How to Get Married in Las Vegas

Important Things to Know

  • You must be currently unmarried and at least 18 years of age
  • You must have government issued identification (ID) with a photo displaying your current likeness (for example, a driver's license or passport)
  • Blood tests are not required
  • The marriage license costs $102 (additional fee applies if paying by credit/debit)
  • Once you get your license you can get married—there is no waiting period
  • The marriage license expires one year from the date it is issued
  • The ceremony must be performed in Nevada by an officiant licensed in Nevada
  • Someone other than the officiant must witness you saying your vows

Step 1: Apply for a Marriage License (license to get married)

  • Apply online (your application will stay in our system for one year)
  • Both parties must complete their own information
  • Your names must exactly match the government issued photo ID’s that you bring to the Marriage License Bureau
  • Check spelling!! These are the names that will appear on your marriage certificate. Corrections after the ceremony may be subject to a fee.
  • Submit the application
  • Save your confirmation number and bring to the Marriage License Bureau

Step 2: Pick up your Marriage License

  • Go to the Clark County Marriage License Bureau (together)
  • No appointment is necessary
  • It typically takes less than a half hour
  • Show the Clerk your confirmation number or
  • Present your identification
  • Verify your names and address are correct
  • Pay the fee

Step 3: Say, “I Do!”

  • Select a wedding chapel wedding planner (if you haven't already)
  • Bring all of your paperwork with you to the ceremony (marriage license, marriage certificate and keepsake)
  • Civil marriage services may be booked online
  • State your vows in front of at least one witness (someone other than the officiant)
  • The officiant will file your marriage certificate within ten calendar days. If you need your copy (proof of marriage) earlier, discuss options with your officiant

Step 4: Show the World that You are Married 

  • Once your marriage certificate has been filed, certified copies (proof of marriage) can be ordered online or purchased in person
  • Marriage certificates cost $20 for each certified copy
  • If your country requires an Apostille, you can request one from the Nevada Secretary of State's Office