How To Perform Marriage in Nevada

A Step-by-Step Guide to Officiating Weddings

Ministers in Nevada : 5,644


Minister Registration Summary

Who Can Perform Marriage?
Any licensed, ordained or appointed minister or other person authorized to solemnize a marriage in good standing within his or her church or religious organization, or either of them, incorporated, organized or established in this State, may join together as husband and wife persons who present a marriage license obtained from any county clerk of the State, ny chaplain who is assigned to duty in this State by the Armed Forces of the United States,
Are AMM Ministry Credentials Recognized?
Yes | Order Your Ministry Credentials
Is government registration required?
Yes | Nevada Revised Statutes 122.062
With what office do I need to register?
County Clerk
Does my residency affect registration?
Yes
What is the minimum age for an officiant?
18
Do I need to complete a Gov. application?
Yes
Do I need to provide Gov. ID?
Check with County Clerk
Do I need to submit my Ministry Credentials?
Yes
How much does registration cost?
Yes - Varies by County
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5 Steps to Performing Marriage in Nevada




Step 1 GET ORDAINED WITH AMERICAN MARRIAGE MINISTRIES

Getting Ordained with American Marriage Ministries is your first step towards performing marriage in Nevada. American Marriage Ministries is the only IRS Certified 501c3 Non-Profit that offers online ordinations. Getting ordained with AMM is free, quick, and easy!

Beyond ordination we provide all the information and resources you need to learn how to prepare for and officiate weddings. Whether it is your minister registration requirements, learning how to write a wedding ceremony script, or making sure you understand your legal responsibilities when completing the marriage license, we have you covered!

We welcome people of all walks of life. As long as you have a sincere desire to bring communities together through marriage, it is not important to us if you are religious or non-religious, gay or straight, black or white, rich or poor. Ordination as an AMM minister is about celebrating our commonalities.

As a Minister of American Marriage Ministries we encourage you to officiate weddings that reflect the values and beliefs of you and the couple. With over 659,531 Ordained Ministers and hundreds of thousands of successful weddings, what are you waiting for?

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Step 2 PLAN AHEAD

Nevada is home to two popular wedding destinations, Las Vegas and Burning Man. Additionally, all ministers in Nevada must be certified by the local county clerk. Because of this it can take months for some offices, like the Clark County Clerk, to process your application. Don't procrastinate! We recommend that you apply well in advance of the wedding date.

Successful registration in a county only allows you to officiate weddings in that county, so make sure you know what office you need to contact.


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Step 3 REGISTER WITH THE COUNTY CLERK

Select a county below for detailed registration instructions for each office.


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Step 4 LEARN HOW TO OFFICIATE WEDDINGS

Chances are good this will be the first wedding you officiate. This undertaking may seem daunting and we are here to guide you through the process. The Wedding Training section of our site will teach you how to officiate weddings like a pro.

We break down the process of preparing for officiating a wedding into simple, easy-to-follow steps. We start with explaining the structure of a wedding ceremony and provide sample wedding ceremonies to help you get an idea of what other people have written.

Once you have the first draft of your wedding ceremony script written, you can follow our guide on officiant best practices for advice on how to polish and practice reading your ceremony script.

ASKED TO OFFICIATE | OFFICIANT TRAINING MANUAL

If you are interested in a thorough resource that covers everything you could ever possibly want to know about officiating a wedding ceremony, we recommend purchasing a copy of our book Asked To Officiate. Originally written by two career wedding officiants, Asked To Officiate draws on their decades of experience officiating hundreds of wedding ceremonies.

Asked To Officiate is also included in our Signature Wedding Officiant Package. This package covers all the bases, including your Ministry Credentials, a Wedding Stole, Asked To Officiate, and your Minister's Manual.


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Step 5 OFFICIATE THE WEDDING!

By this point you should be fully prepared to officiate the wedding. Have a fun and memorable wedding ceremony! After you have conducted the wedding you have one last and very important job… to complete the marriage license for the couple.

COMPLETING THE MARRIAGE LICENSE

This is your one legal responsibility. Fortunately, it is also an easy task to fulfill. Completing the marriage license simply involves completing your portion of the license and signing it with the couple in the presence of any required witnesses. That's it!

We understand that you want to do everything correctly. That’s why you are the officiant! If you want to know more about what fields you may have to complete on the marriage license and what you should write, check out our Wedding Officiant Guidelines for Completing Marriage Licenses.

RETURNING THE MARRIAGE LICENSE

After the marriage license is completed it must be returned to its issuance office. This is usually the responsibility of the couple though some states require this to be done by the minister. When the couple receives their marriage license it should also come with instructions as to who must return it and how.

Different states have different deadlines that dictate when the completed marriage license must be returned, so make sure that this duty be done as soon as possible. In most states this is as easy as mailing the marriage license back to the county clerk. Below is more information about Nevada marriage licenses.




NEVADA MARRIAGE LICENSE INFORMATION

Prior to the wedding ceremony it is the couple’s responsibility to file for their marriage license. The marriage license issuance office is usually located at the county courthouse. Your job as the wedding officiant is to sign and complete your section of the license. Once the marriage license is completed and returned to the office where it was issued, the marriage is recorded and made legal.

Marriage License Issuance Office

County Clerk

Marriage License Fee

$60

Marriage License Waiting Period

None

Marriage License Expiration

1 Year

Marriage License Return

Before Expiration

What Does Marriage License Waiting Period, Expiration, and Return Mean?


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