Marriage License in Las Vegas

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Figuring out what you need to tie the knot in Vegas can be a challenge when it comes to procedures and paperwork, but not anymore. You've found the one! The one that will marry you and the one to stop your search for marriage license requirements!

What Documents Do I Need to Marry in Las Vegas?

(Updated February 23, 2024)

1. A valid, government issued photo ID for you and your fiancé.
2. $102 to pay for your Clark County marriage license. Cash, credit or debit only. 
3. Internet access to apply for your Vegas marriage license online.
4. If you are a US citizen, you will need to know your social security number. You do not need to bring the card. Non US citizens disregard. 
5. If you have been divorced you will need to know the month, day and year and where (city & state) your divorce was finalized. You do not need the divorce decree unless it grants you the ability to use a new legal name.
6. Widowed applicants must know the month, day, year and where (city & state) they were widowed. The death certificate is not needed.

How to get your Las Vegas marriage license

How To Get Your Marriage License in Vegas in 2 simple steps:

1 Apply Online

It is now required that you apply online no more than 90 days before your wedding. Fill out the Las Vegas marriage license application here.

Important! You are applying for a legal document. Make sure the name you enter exactly matches the name on the government issued ID you will be using to get your Las Vegas marriage license.

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2 You and your fiancé must go in person to the Marriage License Bureau in Las Vegas

Remember to bring the items you need listed above. Yes, you read that right. You both have to go in person. The licensing bureau is located on the ground floor of the Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas.

The address is:
Clark County Marriage License Bureau
201 E. Clark Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(Northwest corner of 3rd Street and Clark)

Las Vegas Marriage License Bureau
Marriage Bureau in Las Vegas

What kind of ID do I need to get a marriage license in Vegas?
A valid, government issued photo identification. Any of the following are acceptable:

  • Driver's License
  • Passport
  • Military Identification
  • Resident Alien Card
  • U.S. or foreign country issued I.D. card showing your photo and birthdate

How long does it take to get a marriage license in Las Vegas?
The process itself does not take long. Once you are with the clerk it only takes about 15 minutes. However, we cannot guarantee how many other couples will show up at the same time to get their marriage license. This is the variable that cannot be accounted for and could result in a longer wait.

What are Las Vegas marriage license hours?
The Clark County Marriage License Bureau is open every day of the year from 8AM until midnight. Yes, that includes holidays! Yet another reason why it is so easy to get married in Vegas.

What other documents do I need to get married in Vegas?Zero, zip, zilch. None other than what we mentioned above!

Do you need divorce papers to get married in Vegas? Do you need proof of divorce to get married in Las Vegas?
No, you do not need divorce papers, but you cannot get married in Vegas if you are already married. That would be a gross misdemeanor.

Do you need a birth certificate to get married in Vegas?
No, you do not need a birth certificate.

Do you need a marriage license to renew your vows in Las Vegas?
No, You do not need a marriage license to renew your wedding vows in Las Vegas. When you renew your vows with Vegas Weddings we give you a vow renewal certificate in a special leatherette holder that also houses a 5x7 professional photo from your experience with us. However, if you want something more official you may purchase a vow renewal certificate from the Clark County Marriage License Bureau for $21. This is not required to renew your vows.

What Else Do I Need To Know Before Getting Married in Vegas?

How long do you have to be in Las Vegas before you can get married?
There is no waiting period or time constraints.

How fast can you get married in Las Vegas? Can you get married in Vegas the same day?
You can get married in Vegas the same day you arrive should that be your desire! Get your marriage license and walk across the street from the license bureau parking lot to Vegas Weddings for a ceremony. We can also pick you up, take you to get your license, get you married and bring you back to your hotel. Whichever way you choose, you can on average get your license and get married in an hour or 2 if you want it that fast.

Can you just walk into a chapel in Vegas and get married?
YES! Vegas Weddings accepts walk in weddings. You can get married on the spot here. That is one of the reasons it is so easy to get married in Vegas.

How do you get married at the courthouse in Vegas?
In Las Vegas you cannot get married at the courthouse. Vegas Weddings offers inexpensive, non-denominational, simple and quick ceremonies. 

Do I need a blood test to get married?
Unlike many other states, there is no blood testing required to get married in Las Vegas.

How long is my marriage license good for?
Your Las Vegas marriage license is valid for one year. In other words, you must have a wedding ceremony in Las Vegas within one year. Find your Las Vegas wedding package here.

Are Las Vegas weddings legal? If you get married in Vegas is it legal everywhere? Do I have to get married in the state I live in? Can tourists get married in Las Vegas?
Yes, marriages in Vegas do count! They are legally binding. If you get married in Las Vegas it will be legal everywhere. Requirements for U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens are the same. Please read above to easily discover what is required to get married in Vegas.
Couples who reside in the US, regardless of which state, will simply need to get a Certified Copy of the Las Vegas marriage certificate after the wedding for their state to recognize the legal marriage. If you are coming from another country you may need an Apostille after you get married in order for your country to recognize your marriage legally. This varies by country.

Can I get married in Vegas without a license?
If you want to just for fun then you sure can, but it would not be legal.

Can I get a marriage license online in Las Vegas?
Kinda, sorta, not really. Due to COVID-19 related changes, you must apply online for your marriage license, but you both have to go in person to get the physical copy.

What if my fiancé cannot physically come to the marriage license bureau?
Under certain circumstances like hospitalized or incarceration there may be an exception. Please check the instructions at the links below:

To get married in Vegas you must be no nearer in kinship than second cousins, or cousins-in-law and not have a living husband or wife.

How old do you have to be to get married in Vegas? What is the legal age to get married in Las Vegas?
To get married in Las Vegas you must be at least 18 years old. Under extraordinary circumstances, a 17 year could go through a process with the district court to get special approval to be married. In that case, both applicants must be residents of Nevada. To find out more your next step is to contact an attorney or the Clark County Family Law Self-Help Center at (702) 455-1500 or at www.clarkcountycourts.us.

How much does it cost to get to the marriage license bureau from Las Vegas Boulevard? How do I get to the marriage license bureau?
While it does depend upon how far south on the strip you are staying, an average taxi ride to the Clark County Marriage License Bureau is $45.

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Remember to drop off your licensing paperwork at Vegas Weddings! We are located just across the street from the parking lot of the license bureau. Join us for a tour! But at minimum, drop all your wedding paperwork. It is critical we have those documents for your special day and it is one less thing for you to track.

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