Las Vegas Marriage License

Maybe you’re like me and the thought of a big, elaborate wedding is the last thing you would ever do. You’ve seen friends and relatives get up in tornado’s of wedding plans and problems, from guest lists to venues, entertainment, and even finding the right officiants. They put up with squabbling parents and more friends with unwanted opinions than there are grains of sand on the beach at Waikiki. Their stress levels went through the roof. They were miserable throughout the entire process.  And any happiness they planned on having seemed to get sucked out of the room like an astronaut blown out of a space capsule with an asteroid strike!

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Other couples avoid big weddings because they recognize that after years together the time has come to fully embrace the reality of what’s been going on all along. They’re in love. Always have been and that’s never going to change. They’re going to be in Vegas so sealing the deal and making it official is obvious. 

Then there are others who spent years planning on a wild time and getting a Las Vegas marriage license. They show up, party hearty, and that wild thing becomes a fling with someone super special. An unexpected trip to the altar alters everyone’s plans for the better!

Marriage license in Las Vegas

Easiest Way to Get a Marriage License in Las Vegas 

To get married in Las Vegas, the first thing couples need to do is to get their marriage license.

In order to do that each of them will need a valid, governmental photo ID or driver’s license. Unlike some states, Las Vegas weddings do not require birth certificates. And no blood tests are needed. There is no required waiting period before using your license and it is good for up to one year from date of issuance.

If you have been married before and divorced, have a copy of the divorce decree with you. And if you have ever changed your name for any reason, bring that documentation. 

Next thing to do is to go on down to the Clark County Marriage License Bureau located in the Justice Center at 201 East Clark Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101. It’s on Clark Avenue at the corner of 3rd Street. Years ago, it use to be open 24 hours, but that is no longer the case. It now opens at 8am and closes at midnight. And it is open every single day, including holidays. Getting help there is relatively quick and it should only take about 20 minutes to get things done. 

You ought to get in and out quickly, depending upon how many other couples showed up. Be aware that certain special days and events create longer waits in line. Valentine’s Day and the last few days of the calendar year, for example. Other things like repetitive and easy to remember dates attract a higher volume. 02/02/2022 was really busy.

How much does a marriage license cost?

Marriage licenses in Clark County currently cost $102 and can be purchased with a credit card, travelers check, cashier’s check, money orders, or cash. Personal checks are not accepted.

Now you can apply for your marriage license online. Notice, you can APPLY. You cannot get a marriage license without appearing in person at the bureau. During the pandemic there were occasional reports of difficulties with applying online.

You, of course, do not need a marriage license to renew vows or to enjoy a ceremony of commitment. You can, however, purchase a vow renewal certificate for $21 from the Clark County Marriage License Bureau, kind of a nice touch.

All in all, a marriage in Las Vegas is cheap. And your choices for ceremonies and places to get married are huge. So huge that it is easy to get confused.

Rely on the Royal Wedding Chapel for complete details on easy and fast ways to get married in Las Vegas.  Royal Wedding Chapel venue is conveniently located just blocks from the licensing bureau and between downtown Las Vegas and The Strip. 

Over the years we have answered all sorts of marriage license questions:

How old do we have to be to get married in Las Vegas?

A: You must be 18 years of age or older

If I’m from a foreign country, is my wedding legal?

No problem. Couples from outside the United States and other countries can be married in Las Vegas.You will need to show proof in your home country.

Why is it called a honeymoon?

“honeymoon” itself is from the Scandinavian practice of drinking fermented honey to raise the chances of inception

Does the color of the dress I chose mean anything negative?

No, the color of your chosen dress is more of a statement about your personality

Can first cousins marry in Nevada? 

No , strictly prohibited 

It’s helpful to know that the Royal Wedding Chapel accommodates walk-in weddings because you cannot get married at the courthouse here.

When you want to get married fast and easy and know everything is on the up and up, rely on the highly experienced professional consultants at the Royal Wedding Chapel.

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