Nevada Marriage Laws

NRS 122.064 - Initial application for certificate: Form; required information. [Effective until the date of the repeal of the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]


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Nevada Revised Statutes - Title 11: Domestic Relations - Chapter 122: Marriage - Authentication of Marriage - Certificates of Permission to Perform Marriages

Initial application for certificate: Form; required information. [Effective until the date of the repeal of the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]


1. A certificate of permission to perform marriages may be obtained only from the county clerk of the county in which the minister or other person authorized to solemnize a marriage resides, after the filing of a proper application. The initial application must: (a) Be in writing and be verified by the applicant. (b) Include the date of licensure, ordination or appointment of the minister or other person authorized to solemnize a marriage, and the name of the church or religious organization with which he or she is affiliated. (c) Include the social security number of the applicant. (d) Be accompanied by one copy of the affidavit of authority to solemnize marriages described in subsection 5. 2. To determine the qualifications of any minister or other person authorized to solemnize a marriage who has filed an application for a certificate, the county clerk with whom the application has been filed may require: (a) The church or religious organization of the minister or other person authorized to solemnize a marriage to furnish any evidence which the county clerk considers necessary or helpful. (b) The district attorney and the sheriff to conduct an investigation of the background and present activities of the minister or other person authorized to solemnize a marriage. 3. In addition to the requirement of good standing, the county clerk shall, before approving an initial application, satisfy himself or herself that: (a) The applicant?s ministry is one of service to his or her church or religious organization or, in the case of a retired minister or other person authorized to solemnize a marriage, that his or her active ministry was of such a nature. (b) No certificate previously issued to the applicant has been cancelled for a knowing violation of the laws of this State or of the United States. (c) The applicant has not been convicted of a felony, released from confinement or completed his or her parole or probation, whichever occurs later, within 10 years before the date of the application. 4. The county clerk may require any applicant to submit information in addition to that required by this section. 5. The affidavit of authority to solemnize marriages must be in substantially the following form: AFFIDAVIT OF AUTHORITY TO SOLEMNIZE MARRIAGES State of Nevada } }ss. County of ............. } The.................................................. (name of church or religious organization) is organized and carries on its work in the State of Nevada. Its active meetings are located at.................................................. (street address, city or town). The.................................................. (name of church or religious organization) hereby finds that.................................................. (name of minister or other person authorized to solemnize marriages) is in good standing and is authorized by the.................................................. (name of church or religious organization) to solemnize a marriage. I am duly authorized by.................................................. (name of church or religious organization) to complete and submit this affidavit. ................................ Signature of Official ................................ Name of Official (type or print name) ................................ Title of Official ................................ Address ................................ City, State and Zip Code ................................ Telephone Number Signed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me this.......... day of the month of.................... of the year........... ................................ Notary Public for .............................. County, Nevada. My appointment expires..............................

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(Added to NRS by 1967, 1290; A 1969, 91; 1977, 457; 1997, 2041; 2009, 725)


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