Douglas County, Nevada

Where to file for a marriage license and minister licensing requirements in Douglas County, Nevada.

For the Couple

The following information is for couples who want to file for their marriage license in Douglas County, Nevada

Marriage License Info

Cost: $60

Waiting Period: None

Expiration: 1 Year

Return: Before Expiration

Marriage License Issuing Office

Douglas County Clerk
1616 8th Street; 2nd Fl
Minden, NV 89423

Phone: (775) 782-9014
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm M - F
Official Website - Google Maps - Goverment Office Information

For the Minister

The following information is for AMM ministers who want to know what the minister licensing requirements are in Douglas County, Nevada

Minister Licensing Summary

Minister Licensing Requirements: Minister Required to Register with County

Minimum Minimum Age: 18 Years

Minister's Residency: Varies by Residency

Same Sex Marriage Recognized: Yes

Minister Licensing Office

Douglas County Clerk
1616 8th Street; 2nd Fl
Minden, NV 89423

Phone: (775) 782-9014
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm M - F
Official Website - Google Maps - Goverment Office Information

Minister Licensing Steps

All ministers in Nevada are required to register with the County Clerk's office in the county in which they plan to perform marriage. You do not need to be a Nevada resident to qualify to perform marriage however the application process varies slightly depending on whether you are a Nevada resident or non-resident. All ministers must be at least 18 years old to qualify to perform marriage. Same-sex marriages are recognized in Nevada.



Steps for Nevada Residents

Nevada residents are required to submit the "Permanent Certificate of Authority to Solemnize Marriages" application to the Clerk's office prior to officiating any weddings. Most counties do not charge an application fee for the minister application, however most counties required a background check that has a fee of $45.

Steps for Nevada Non-Residents

Nevada non-residents are required to submit the "Temporary Certificate of Authority to Solemnize Marriages" application to the Clerk's office prior to officiating any weddings. Most counties do not charge an application fee.

Steps for Nevada Residents & Non-Residents

All applicants, whether resident or non-resident, are required to submit an "Affidavit of Authority to Solemnize Marriages" form as part of their application. This form needs to be signed by an AMM officer and notarized. The Clerk's office will only accept an original copy bearing a live signature; they will not accept copies or faxes.

The easiest way to get all the paperwork you need to register with the Clerk's office is to order your Nevada Minister Licensing Package. Your package will ship all the documents you need to register with the Clerk, including the Certificate of Authority to Solemnize Marriages application and your signed and notarized "Affidavit of Authority to Solemnize Marriages" form.

Standard shipping for all orders is 3-10 business days, depending on where in the country your package is being shipped. We also offer expedited shipping methods in case you are on a tighter timeline.

Filing Instructions

Once you receive your package and complete the rest of the application you need to mail it to the Clerk's office:

Douglas County Clerk
1616 8th Street; 2nd Fl
Minden, NV 89423

Phone: (775) 782-9014
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm M - F
Official Website - Google Maps - Goverment Office Information

Application Deadlines

Clark County (Las Vegas)

Nevada Residents: The Clark County Clerk's office strongly recommends that resident ministers apply between 6-8 weeks prior to the scheduled wedding date and not more than 90 days prior to the wedding. The background check takes about 7 days to complete and the Clark County Clerk's office takes 5-7 business days to process the application once the background check is complete so you should allow 2-3 weeks for the processing of your application.

Nevada Non-Residents: The Clark County Clerk's office strongly recommends that non-resident ministers apply between 4-6 weeks prior to the scheduled wedding day, no more than 90 days in advance and no less than 30 days away. The Clark County Clerk's office typically takes 5-7 business days to process the application.

General

Nevada Residents: The Clerk's office prefers that resident ministers apply between 3-4 weeks ahead of the scheduled wedding day. The background check takes about 7 days to complete and the Clerk's office takes 5-7 business days to process the application once the background check is complete so you should allow 2-3 weeks for the processing of your application.

Nevada Non-Residents: The Clerk's office prefers that non-resident ministers apply between 3-4 weeks ahead of the scheduled wedding day. Normal processing time for applications is 10-14 days.

Once your application is approved you will be listed in the the Nevada Secretary of State's minister search database and you will be able to perform marriage!

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