How do I get a marriage license in Las Vegas?

Getting married in Vegas is simple! Here’s all the info you will need before your big day:

  1. What do I need to do before my wedding?

Before your wedding you will need to visit the marriage license bureau located at 201 E Clark Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101. You will need a government issued ID. We recommend filling out an online application before arriving for a faster processing time. They are open from 8am-Midnight all year long. It takes about 15 minutes and once you have your paperwork you will bring it with you to the chapel. Please note that if you forget your paperwork we will not be able to perform the ceremony!

2. How long is my MARRIAGE license valid?

Once you get your marriage license you have one year to get married. After that you will need to re-apply for a license.

3. If I get married in Vegas, is it Legal everywhere?

Yes! Weddings performed in Nevada are the same as any other wedding performed in the US. After your ceremony you will keep a temporary copy of your marriage certificate, and download the official copy ten days later at

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.

Apostilles (Authentication of Signatures) may be required to register and finalize a marriage in a foreign country.  Information regarding apostilles can be found here:

4. Do I need a witness?

Yes Nevada requires one witness to be present during the ceremony.

5. Widowed/Divorced Applicants:

Divorced applicants are required to list the Month/Day/Year when their divorce was finalized and the city and state where the divorce was finalized. You do not need a copy of the divorce decree. Widowed applicants are required to list the Month/Day/Year they were widowed and the city and state. You do not need a copy of the death certificate.

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