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How To Get Your Marriage License In Las Vegas

YAY! You have done months of planning and are in the final one to two months before your wedding day in Las Vegas. Even though you have crossed every "t" and dotted every "i" with your planner, florist, caterer, DJ, venue, officiant, baker, RSVPs, travel details, guests accommodations, hair & MUA, and even where your fur baby will stay while you are out of town, there is a bit of final paperwork to take care of before you jetset to your destination wedding.

Your legal marriage license!

What is required? What do I need to know?

Figuring out how to get married in Las Vegas can be a challenge when it comes to paperwork, but we've taken the extra time to sort it all out for you and make it simple!

Read the two (2) step process below to find out everything without having to navigate through a bunch of confusing web sites.

1. Online Las Vegas Marriage License Application Form.

We suggest that no more than 90 days before your wedding you begin your online pre-application to handle these details while you can still gather the needed information. Fill out the pre-application online.

Important to Note Before Completing the Application

Remember you are applying for a legal document, make sure the name you input exactly matches the name on the government issued ID you will be using to pick up the license.

"Last Name at Birth (Maiden)" This should be your mother's last name when she was born.

If you have any issues, click here.

Getting married in less than two weeks? We can help! Our "How to Elope In Las Vegas" guide can assist you and we can do the planning!

2. You and your Fiancé Apply in-Person for a Las Vegas Marriage License.

You must both go, in-person to the marriage license bureau, which is located on the ground floor of the Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas, not far from the Fremont Street Experience. The address is:

Clark County Marriage License Bureau 201 E. Clark Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89101

(Northwest Corner of 3rd Street and Clark)

On average, it's located a 20 minute Uber/Lyft ride from the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.

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A marriage license in Las Vegas costs $77. The license bureau only accepts the following methods of payment: cash, credit card, cashier’s check, traveler's check or money order.


Seven days a week, 8:00AM-12:00AM

Identification Requirements You will need valid identification - Any of the following may be used:

  • Valid Driver's License

  • U.S. or foreign country issued I.D. card showing your photo and birthdate

  • Passport

  • Military Identification

  • Resident Alien Card


There is no waiting period or blood testing required.

Your marriage license is valid for one year. In other words, once you get your license you must have a wedding ceremony in Las Vegas within one year.

To get married in Vegas you must be at least 18 years old. At 16 or 17, you can get married if you have written consent from one parent. Your parent may come in person or provide you with notarized written consent. If you have further questions regarding age requirements, please call the license bureau phone at (702) 671-0600.

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

If you are a US citizen, you will need to provide your social security number on the application. Cards are not required.

We hope that this how to has made the process easier for you. If you still have planning questions or are in need of coordination assistance, please contact us!

With Love,

Elle Lee Designs

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