Marriage License Information
QUESTIONS and ANSWERS
WHO MAY APPLY FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE?
IF EITHER PARTY IS A MINOR, IS THE CONSENT OF BOTH PARENTS REQUIRED?
If either party is a minor applicant, age 17* (not yet age 18), and both parties are residents of the State of Nevada: the party must have consent of at least one parent or legal guardian and obtain authorization from District Court. Minors and any applicant that appears to be 25 years of age or less, must provide an original or certified copy (non-certified photocopies will not be accepted) of any of the following documents:
- A driver's license, instruction permit, or state issued identification card;
- A passport;
- A birth certificate (in English or translated into English by a notary), and a secondary document that contains the name and photograph of the applicant, or a secondary document for which identification must be verified before issuance;
- A military identification card, or a military dependent identification card;
- A Certificate of Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization, Permanent Resident Card, or Temporary Resident Care; or
- Any other document that provides the applicant's name and age.
All applicants must appear in person at the office of the County Clerk Recorder unless, due to extraordinary circumstances, this requirement is waived for one of the parties by the County Clerk or District Court. Each applicant must answer all questions, under oath, on the marriage license application or must state that the answer is "unknown". The marriage license application may be completed in person at the Clerk Recorder's office, or on this webpage. If completed online, applicants must still appear at the office of the County Clerk Recorder to provide necessary documentation and to issued the marriage license.
*Note: Persons under the age of 17 may not be issued a marriage license in the State of Nevada.
I WAS PREVIOUSLY MARRIED, WHAT DO I NEED IN ORDER TO HAVE A MARRIAGE LICENSE ISSUED?
If either or both of you were previously married, you will be required to provide the date, city and state of the divorce.
ARE ANY MEDICAL EXAMS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE?
No. There are no medical exams or blood tests required in order to apply for a Marriage License.
CAN I HAVE A MARRIAGE CEREMONY WITHOUT A MARRIAGE LICENSE?
No, the marriage ceremony requires a properly issued license.
WHAT IS THE FEE FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE?
The fee for a Marriage License is $85.00. The fee does not include a certified copy of the marriage certificate which can be obtained for an additional $15.00. The fee is payable in cash, by personal check, cashier's check, money order, or credit card.
ONCE I HAVE A MARRIAGE LICENSE, HOW LONG IS IT VALID FOR?
A Marriage License is valid for 1 year from the date it is issued. The marriage must be solemnized within that time.
WHO MAY PERFORM MY MARRIAGE CEREMONY?
Your marriage ceremony may be performed by any of the following:
- A regularly ordained minister, priest, rabbi or other authorized individuals per NRS 122
- All judicial officers (Judges) of the State of Nevada
- Authorized Notary Publics per NRS 122
- Chaplains of the Armed Forces
AFTER MY MARRIAGE CEREMONY, WHEN AND WHO SHOULD RETURN THE MARRIAGE LICENSE TO THE CLERK RECORDER'S OFFICE?
A Marriage License must be returned to the Clerk Recorder's Office within 10 days after the wedding, since a marriage cannot be officially recorded until it is returned to the Clerk Recorder's Office. The party who performed the wedding is responsible for returning the completed license.
HOW CAN I GET A CERTIFIED COPY OF MY MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE?
You can obtain a certified copy of a Marriage Certificate by requesting in writing, in person or by phone:
Eureka County Clerk Recorder
PO Box 540
10 South Main Street
Eureka, NV 89316
The fee is $15.
P.O. Box 540
10 S Main Street
Eureka, NV 89316
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