A note from the Clark County Marriage License Bureau
The Clark County Marriage License Bureau is open seven days per week from 8 a.m. to midnight PST. Couples must fill out the online marriage license application ahead of time at mlic.vegas to reduce time in the lobby. The online marriage license application is good for one year.
Mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols:
- No relatives or guests will be allowed to accompany customers
- Must stand 6 feet apart on designated floor markers while waiting
- Must wear a facial covering or mask
- A disposable pen will be issued to each customer needing to sign paperwork
- A disinfecting wipe will be provided for the counter at the completion of service
- Only two marriage license application kiosks will be available in the lobby for couples who have not applied online
- Only one marriage certificate (proof of marriage) kiosk will be available in the lobby for use
Bring your patience, as safety will be the priority.
BEFORE YOU GO:
- For couples obtaining a marriage license, you must go to MLIC.Vegas and complete the online application matching the names on your government IDs that you will be bringing with you. As well, please note that:
- Both people must be in attendance;
- Both people must have government ID ready and available to present; and
- A marriage license is good for one year and no refunds will be issued.
- We are only accepting credit or debit card for payment of service. No cash or checks will be accepted.
- If you have a temperature over 99.9 degrees or have experienced symptoms of illness in the last 24 hours, please stay home.
- You may want to come prepared with water to drink and an umbrella for shade (depending on weather) as the line may be outside.
You have the ring, you have the date, and you are more than excited to have a Vegas wedding in one of our breathtaking desert locations. All of the details are covered except the most important-the marriage license. It seems so daunting if you are getting married in a city and state that’s not your own. Where do you even start to look for information on how to get a marriage license in Las Vegas? Have no fear because we are here to help walk you through it in our handy quick guide to getting your marriage license in Las Vegas!
- You will first need to apply for your marriage license in one of two ways. You can apply online and then go pick up your marriage license in person, or you can go directly to the Clark County Marriage License Bureau. Their hours are 8am-Midnight everyday including holidays.
- You will need to provide your Social Security number (not the actual card) and a valid form of ID like a driver’s license, birth certificate or passport to apply. Keep in mind that they will legally register you under the name as it appears on your ID.
- The marriage license will cost $77 so make sure you have cash or credit with you.
- You must be 18 or older to get your license without parental consent. If you are 16-17 you can still obtain it by either having a parent or legal guardian with you in person or by bringing in a notarized written consent form from them. Anybody the age of 16 or under will need to get their parent’s consent and authorization from the Nevada District Court. In order to do this a parent must file a court action and show a court order to the Marriage License Bureau.
- There is no blood test required in the state of Nevada nor is there a waiting period making spontaneous adventures possible!
- A witness is also required to be present to sign the marriage license. The photographer we provide here at Cactus Collective Weddings will be able to serve as a witness if you don’t have one present.
- Once you have received your valid marriage license you must present it to us when you arrive for your ceremony so we can make sure it’s filled out and signed by a witness.
- Make sure your marriage license is not from out of state as they won’t be accepted. It must be obtained in the state of Nevada. However, once you get your license, you have within a year to use it in Nevada so you have plenty of time to plan your big day.
- The only stipulations are that you are not related any closer than second cousins or cousin-inlays and you can’t be currently married to someone else. Hopefully this isn’t an issue!
- After your ceremony the officiant will take your signed paperwork and file it with the clerk’s office for you. Within about 10 days you will be able to order your certified copy for your personal records.
- Once you receive your certified copy of your license you can then go to your local Social Security office and file for your new card using your married name. When you receive your new Social Security issued id you can then go to the DMV to obtain your new driver’s license and then proceed to change your legal name on all of your other important personal and business accounts.
All in all you can see it’s a pretty quick and simple procedure. We here at Cactus Collective Weddings are able to answer any other questions you may have to make your day go as smoothly as possible so you can just focus on the good stuff! Cheers to having a fabulous wedding beautiful Las Vegas!