Go Get Married, Nevada!

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down Nevada’s marriage ban—and now, across the state, loving same-sex couples can finally share in the freedom to marry.

The state of Nevada has cleared the way for marriages to begin at soon as Thursday, October 9th. Find your County Clerks office below, but be sure to call ahead as each office may begin issuing licenses at different times.


County Clerks Offices

Carson City 885 E. Musser St, Suite 1025
Carson City, NV. 89701-4475
Churchill County 155 N. Taylor St., Suite 110
Fallon, NV. 89406-2748
Clark County Clerk Main Office 200 Lewis Avenue. 5th Floor
P.O.Box 551604
Las Vegas, NV. 89155-1604
Clark County Recorder 500 S. Grand Central Parkway
P.O.Box 551510
Las Vegas, NV. 89155
Douglas County 1594 Esmeralda St.
P.O.Box 218
Minden, NV. 89423-0218
Elko County 571 Idaho St. 3rd Floor
Elko, NV. 89801-3700
Esmeralda County P.O. Box 547
Goldfield, NV. 89013-0547
Eureka County P.O. Box 677
Eureka, NV. 89316-0677
Humboldt County 50 W. 5th St., #207
Winnemucca, NV. 89445-3199
Lander County 315 S. Humboldt St.
Battle Mountain, NV. 89820-9998
Lincoln County 1 North Maine St.
P.O. Box 90
Pioche, NV. 89043-0090
Lyon County 27 South Main St.
Yerington, NV. 89447-0816
Mineral County 105 South “A” St., Suite 1
P.O.Box 1450
Hawthorne, NV. 89415-1450
Nye County 101 Radar Road
P.O. Box 1031
Tonopah, NV. 89049-1031
Nye County Recorder 101 Radar Road
P.O Box 1111
Tonopah, NV. 89049
Pershing County 400 Main St.
P.O. Box 820
Lovelock, NV. 89419-0820
Storey County County Court House, “B” St, Drawer “D”
Virginia City, NV. 89440-0139
Washoe County Clerk 1001 E. 9th Street
Building A, 1st Floor
Reno, NV. 89512
Washoe County Recorder 1001 E. 9th Street
Building A, 1st Floor
Reno, NV. 89512
White Pine County 801 Clark Street, Suite 4Ely, NV. 89301-0659 775-293-6509

What do I need to know to marry in Nevada?

Information from the Clark County Clerk’s website:

  1. To obtain your marriage license, both parties must appear in person before a Clerk at a Clark County Marriage Bureau location.
  2. Must provide acceptable identification: http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/clerk/Documents/Identification%20Requirements.pdf
  3. Your Marriage License and Certificate will be prepared with your legal nameexactly as it appears on the identification presented.  It is your responsibility to present the proper identification to have your name reflected as you desire.  For example, if you want your Marriage License and Certificate to reflect your full middle name, the identification you present must contain your full middle name – not an initial.
  4. No blood test is required.
  5. A marriage license allows a couple to marry in the state. It is not proof of marriage.
  6. In the State of Nevada, marriage records are public documents.
  7. Whoever performs your marriage ceremony has, by law, ten (10) days to submit documentation to the Clark County Recorder’s Office for your marriage to be recorded. Once recorded, you can order a certified marriage certificate online from theRecorder’s Office 
  8. A marriage license is issued the same day a couple applies. There is no waiting period to get married after the marriage license has been issued. Marriage licenses are good for one year from date of issue.
  9. All U.S. citizensare required to provide their Social Security number on the Affidavit of Application for a Marriage License. You do not need to present your Social Security card. Those applicants not issued a Social Security number by the United States will enter “none” in the appropriate box.
  10. For non U.S. citizens,some foreign countries require a copy of the marriage license and/or an apostille to register a marriage.  It is suggested that non U.S. citizens check with their local officials for special documents needed to ensure their marriage is recognized in their country.
  11. If your home government authorities require a copy of themarriage license, you may want to consider purchasing a certified copy of the Affidavit of Issuance of Marriage License when you come to the Marriage License Bureau.  This document contains information not listed on the marriage certificate such as parent’s names and parent’s places of birth.  Because we do not offer online ordering of documents, it is easier to purchase the affidavit when you are at the Marriage Bureau instead of waiting until you return home.
  12. For a list of fees and check requirements, please click here: http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/depts/clerk/Pages/Fees.aspx
  13. Online pre-application: http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/clerk/Pages/PreApp.aspx
  14. Searchable list of authorized marriage officiants: http://www.nvsos.gov/MinisterPublicApp/SearchHome.aspx
  15. List of county clerks: http://www.nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=163


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