Nevada Officiant Government Registration Requirements

Learn what the marriage officiant registration requirements are in Nevada. This page covers everything you need to know to legally officiate wedding ceremonies in Nevada.


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Who can officiate weddings in Nevada?

" 1. 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, if the minister or other person authorized to solemnize a marriage first obtains a certificate of permission to perform marriages as provided in NRS 122.062 to 122.073, inclusive. The fact that a minister or other person authorized to solemnize a marriage is retired does not disqualify him or her from obtaining a certificate of permission to perform marriages if, before retirement, the minister or other person authorized to solemnize a marriage had active charge of a church or religious organization for a period of at least 3 years. "
Nevada Revised Statutes § NRS 122.062


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Am I as the minister officiant required to register with the Nevada Government?

Yes. All officiants in Nevada must register with the Local County Clerk before they officiate a wedding. This must be the Clerk in the jurisdiction where the wedding is taking place.


What Nevada office handles officiant registration?

The Local County Clerk in Nevada is responsible for officiant registration.


How old do I have to be to officiate a wedding in Nevada?

All Wedding Officiants in Nevada must be at least 18 years old.


Does my residency affect the registration process?

Yes. If you are not a US Citizen, then you may experience complications. All US Citizens, no matter where they reside can perform marriage in Nevada.


Do I need to complete a government application before officiating a wedding?

Yes. Each County in Nevada has their own officiant registration application process. Check out our Nevada County pages below for more information.


Do I need to submit proof of my ministry credentials to the Nevada government?

Depends on the County. In most counties you are required to submit an official copy of your Ministry Credentials to the Local County Clerk.


How much does the officiant registration process cost in Nevada?

It will cost you about $25 - $100 to register as a wedding officiant in Nevada.


How long does it take to register as a wedding officiant in Nevada?

Depends on the County. We recommend that you begin your registration at least 4 - 6 weeks before the wedding.

What are the Wedding Officiant Registration Requirements in Nevada?

The Nevada Revised Statutes NRS §122.066 requires that all wedding officiants in Nevada are required to register with the County Clerk in the county where the wedding is to take place.

On top of this each county has two registration pathways, one for a temporary status and one for a permanent status to officiate weddings. Needless to say, this can get quite confusing for someone not acquainted with the nuances of officiant registration in Nevada. Luckily, we are here to guide you through the process.

All officiants in Nevada must be individually certified by the local county clerk. In some places such as Las Vegas, this process can take more than a month. Also, successful registration with the Clerk only allows you to officiate a wedding in that County. If you plan on officiating a wedding in another County, you will have to register with them as well.

Our advice is, Don't Procrastinate! We recommend that you apply well in advance of the wedding date.

Where In Nevada Will You Officiate a Wedding?

In Nevada, officiant Registration is done by county. The links below will take you to pages with detailed step-by-step instructions for how to register as a wedding officiant in that County.

If you will be performing marriage in Las Vegas, select "Clark County". If you will be officiating weddings at Burning Man, select "Pershing County".

Important Info For Nevada Officiants

Keep in mind that successful registration in one county only allows you to officiate weddings in that county, so make sure you know what office you need to contact. If you plan on officiating weddings in a different county, you will have to register with that county clerk as well.

Start Preparing for the Wedding Ceremony

Your next step is to learn how to officiate a wedding ceremony. If you have no experience, you are in good hands. Our Nevada Wedding Officiant Preparation Guide covers all aspects of how to prepare for a wedding ceremony.

You will learn everything from the format for a wedding ceremony, the names of the ceremony parts, how to write a wedding ceremony, and more.


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If the process of planning, scripting, and performing a wedding is daunting, then you need our Wedding Helper suite of tools.

We have distilled years of experience into an easy-to-use platform with training materials, quizzes, a personalized ceremony script generator, and tips to prepare you for performing marriage, all accessible through your minister profile.

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