So, you’ve decided to come to Vegas to get married? Let’s figure out what documents you need first.

I’ve gathered up all the necessary details on one page, so you don’t have to play detective across various sites. Most of the info comes straight from the official Clark County office website which, let’s be real, can be a bit tricky to navigate. Just a heads up, things might change, but as of March 2024, this should be your go-to guide. Cheers to the pre-wedding hustle!

Table of contents:
wedding rings las vegas elopement photographer

What are the requirements to get married in Vegas?

  • To be eligible, you should presently be single and be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • You must not be currently married.
  • You must not be nearer to kin than second cousins or cousins of half-blood.
  • You need to possess a government-issued ID that includes a current photo resembling your current appearance, such as a driver’s license or passport.
  • There is no need for blood tests.
  • Upon obtaining your license, you can proceed with the marriage immediately; there is no obligatory waiting period.
  • The marriage license is valid for one year from the issuance date.
  • The wedding ceremony must take place in Nevada and be officiated by an authorized Officiant in the state.
  • Most countries around the world recognize a marriage in the United States as a legal marriage, but check with your government before you travel here as there are some countries with certain restrictions.
  • It is your responsibility to present the proper identification or documents to have your name reflected as you desire. For example, if you want your marriage license and marriage certificate to reflect your full middle name, the identification you present must contain your full middle name – not an initial.
  • If you are a 17-year-old minor and a resident of Clark County, you must obtain a court order from a Nevada District Court Judge.
  • Additionally, a witness other than the Officiant must be present to observe the exchange of vows. It can be done by your photographer.
  • If you are a United States citizen and have been issued a Social Security Number, you must provide it.
  • For your current Marital Status, selecting “NEVER MARRIED” will automatically set the “Number of this Marriage” to 1 and disable the rest of this section. If your status is anything else, the “Number of this Marriage” value must be the total number of times that you have been previously married (including annulments) plus 1 for this marriage. For example, if you were married once before, you would enter 2.
  • If you were divorced, had an annulment, or are widowed and do not know the exact date, enter a date that is closest to your recollection.
  • You do not need a copy of the divorce decree unless it grants you the ability to use a name that is different from what is on your current valid government issued photo ID.
  • You do not need a copy of a death certificate if you are widowed.
  • Parents’ names must be the full legal name at birth – not the current or married name.
  • Don’t worry if you make a mistake on your application. Corrections can be made at the Marriage License Bureau or office you visit to obtain your license.
  • Once you submit your application, it will stay in our system for one year.
  • You both have to be here in-person at the same time to complete the process and obtain your marriage license. If one of you cannot be here in person, you must meet one of the single-party marriage license exceptions.
  • A marriage license costs $102; you can pay by credit or debit card, but there is an additional fee — and checks are not accepted.
a couple in a limousine las vegas wedding photograper

List of valid documents that will get you hitched in Las Vegas in 2024:

  • Driver License
  • Driver Instruction Permit
  • Official ID card issued by a United States state or territory
  • Official foreign government issued ID card, including Driver License (must include date of birth)
  • Passport
  • Matricula Consular Card
  • Military ID card issued by a branch of the United States Armed Forces
  • Military Dependent ID card issued by a branch of the United States Armed Forces
  • Certificate of Citizenship issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Certificate of Naturalization issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Permanent Resident Card issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
a bride and her gang las vegas wedding photographer

Foreign documents requirements to get married in Las Vegas in 2024:

  • The Clark County Clerk requires foreign birth certificates to be translated into English
  • The translation must state that it is a true and correct translation of the birth certificate.
  • The translation must state that the translator is a qualified translator and include the printed name of the translator.
  • The translation must be signed and notarized
life is beautiful las vegas wedding photographer

What are the steps to get married in Las Vegas in 2024?

radiating love las vegas elopement photographer

Important links and addresses:

Online Marriage License Application
Order your marriage certificate online
Marriage License Bureau address:
201 E. Clark Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 671-0600
7 days per week, 8 a.m. – midnight
(open all holidays, no exceptions)

Rules and regulations keep changing constantly  so please double check the requirements with the officials.