From formal black-tie affairs to renewing vows the bright lights of the iconic Strip, Las Vegas performs more weddings than anywhere else. With more than 150 marriages per day, Las Vegas is still the “Marriage Capital of the World.”

But what do you need to do to get hitched? Below are the requirements as well as how to obtain the golden ticket, aka a marriage license.



Neither blood tests nor waiting periods are required if you want to tie the knot. The legal age is 18 for both men and women (proof of age is required) and licensing fees are $77 (credit or debit only).


Marriage License

For marriage license information, visit the Clark County Marriage License Bureau or call 702-671-0600, 201 E. Clark Avenue (located on the northwest corner of Clark Avenue and Third Street). Marriage License Bureau hours are 8 a.m. to midnight, including holidays.



Civil ceremonies can be performed at The Office of Civil Marriages at 330 S. Third Street, 6th Floor, Suite 660. Chapel fees vary depending on the services provided. In addition, Las Vegas has many lovely commercial wedding chapels, hotels, resorts and other venues from which to choose.

You can get married in Vegas even if you’re not a U.S. resident. Your Las Vegas wedding is a legal marriage recognized around the world! Most countries require a certified copy of your marriage certificate ($20) and an apostille from the Nevada Secretary of State ($20). If required, a certified copy of your marriage license can be obtained as well ($6.50). Contact your home country’s consulate office located in the U.S. to inquire if additional certifications are required.

Here are other important things to remember from the Clark County Clerk’s Office:

  • Ceremony MUST be performed in Nevada by an officiant licensed in Nevada.
  • Marriage license and ID MUST be given to the person performing the ceremony.
  • Someone other than the officiant MUST witness you saying your vows (if you don’t have one, one will be provided).
  • Your marriage license is valid for one year.

So, now you’re ready to say your vows and show the world you’re married! Congratulations on your nuptials.


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