How to Officiate Weddings in Las Vegas
A How-To for Wedding Ministers in Sin City
Las Vegas might be the “Wedding Capital of the World,” but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the easiest place to register as a wedding officiant with the local government. In fact, Clark County, where Las Vegas is located, has strict requirements that wedding officiants have to follow before performing wedding ceremonies.
For out-of-towners, or first-time officiants, these requirements might be daunting, but we’ve broken them down into easy-to-follow steps, so that you can focus on what really matters – performing the wedding ceremony.
The Clark County Clerk has two registration options for wedding officiants: You can request permission to perform a Single Ceremony or you can apply for Permanent Status. Where you live, the number of weddings you plan to perform, and the time and resources you want to dedicate will determine which option you choose, so let’s start by comparing the two.
If those requirements seem complicated, don’t worry. At this point all you need to do is ask yourself whether you want to perform more than one ceremony, and how much time and energy you want to expend. For many wedding officiants, the single ceremony registration is all that’s required and it’s pretty painless.▲ TOP
Follow these two simple steps to get your marriage license:
1. No more than 90 days out from your wedding, fill out the Las Vegas Marriage License Application Form.
When filling out the form, make the information matches the government issued ID you will be using to pick up the license.
2. Both spouses must apply in person for a Las Vegas Marriage License
This means you will need to visit the marriage license bureau in person. The office is located on the ground floor of the Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas not far from the Fremont Street Experience. The address is:
Clark County Marriage License Bureau
201 E. Clark Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Below is important information pertaining to marriage licenses issued in Clark County. For clarification on what this information means you can check out our Marriage License Laws Explained page.
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