Nevada Marriage Laws

 

Specific paperwork is required in order to register and perform weddings in Nevada. To ensure you are legally registered in Nevada with all the appropriate paperwork, please purchase our Nevada Wedding Officiant Package.

Important! Nevada requires a minimum of 30 days to process your wedding officiant application. If your wedding is occurring in less than 30 days, you will be unable to officiate.

For out-of-state ministers. NRS 122 provides that a licensed or ordained minister in good standing with his denomination or church whose congregation is in another state may perform marriages in the county if authorized to do so by the county clerk. A separate authorization is required for each marriage performed. Such a minister may perform not more than five marriages in this state in any calendar year. In some instances a temporary certificate may be obtained for a local minister filling in for another minister during an absence.

NRS 122.062 Licensed or ordained ministers and chaplains of Armed Forces to obtain certificates from county clerk; temporary replacements; solemnization by minister licensed or ordained in another state. 1. Any licensed or ordained minister in good standing within his denomination, whose denomination, governing body and church, or any of them, are incorporated or 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 first obtains a certificate of permission to perform marriages as provided in this section and NRS 122.064 to 122.073, inclusive. The fact that a minister is retired does not disqualify him from obtaining a certificate of permission to perform marriages if, before his retirement, he had active charge of a congregation within this state for a period of at least 3 years. 2. A temporary replacement for a licensed or ordained minister certified pursuant to this section and NRS 122.064 to 122.073, inclusive, may solemnize marriages pursuant to subsection 1 during such time as he may be authorized to do so by the county clerk in the county in which he is a temporary replacement, for a period not to exceed 90 days. The minister whom he temporarily replaces shall provide him with a written authorization which states the period during which it is effective.

Gay Marriage and Same Sex Wedding Laws:

This state currently bans same-sex marriage by Constitutional Amendment.

The Monastery Ordination Credential

To perform a marriage in Nevada you need to be ordained and may be required to provide proof of ordination such as an ordination credential, wallet credential, or a letter of good standing from the church.

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Nevada Wedding Laws by County

Carson City Clerk Recorder

885 E Musser St
Ste 1025
Carson City, Nevada
89701,
Phone: (775) 887-2087
Fax: (775) 887-2146
E-mail: aglover@ci.carson-city.nv.us

Churchill County

155 N Taylor
Ste 110
Fallon, Nevada
89406,

Phone: (775) 423-6028
Fax: (775) 423-7069
E-mail: khelton@churchillcounty.org
Churchill County website »

Clark County

625 Shadow Lane
P.O. Box 3902
Las Vegas, Nevada
89127,

Phone: (702) 383-1223
E-mail: vitalrecords@cchd.co.clark.nv.us

Douglas County

1616 8th Street
P.O. Box 218
Minden, Nevada
89423,

Phone: (775) 782-9023
Fmx: (775) 782-9016
E-mail: tthran@co.douglas.nv.us
Douglas County website »

Elko County

571 Idaho Street
Elko, Nevada
89801,
 
Phone: (775) 753-4600
Fmx: (775) 753-4610
E-mail: wsmith@elkocountynv.net
Elko County website »

Esmeralda County

P.O. Box 547
Goldfield, Nevada
89013,
Phone: (775) 485-6367
Fax: (775) 485-6376
E-mail: celgan@citlink.net
Esmeralda County website »

Eureka County

Main Street
P.O. Box 677
Eureka, Nevada
89316,
Phone: (775) 237-5262
Fax: (775) 237-6015
E-mail: jberg_ecct@eurekanv.org
Eureka County website »

Humboldt County Clerk

50 W. 5th Street
#207
Winnemucca, Nevada
89445,

Phone: (775) 623-6343
Fax: (775) 623-6309
E-mail: coclerkts@hcnv.us

Lander County

315 So. Humboldt Street
Battle Mountain, Nevada
89820,
 
Phone: (775) 635-5738
Fax: (775) 635-5761
E-mail: clerk@landercountynv.org
Lander County website »

Lincoln County

1 North Main Street
P.O. Box 90
Pioche, Nevada
89043,
 
Phone: (775) 962-5390
Fmx: (775) 962-5180
E-mail: llloyd@lincolnnv.com
Lincoln County website »

Lyon County

27 South Main Street
Yerington, Nevada
89447,
 
Phone: (775) 463-6501
Fmx: (775) 463-5305
E-mail: nbryan@lyon-county.org
Lyon County website »

Mineral County

105 South 'A' Street
P.O. Box 1450
Suite 1
Hawthorne, Nevada
89415,

Phone: (775) 945-2446
Fax: (775) 945-0706
E-mail: clerk-treasurer@mineralcountynv.org

Nye County

101 Radar Road
P.O. Box 1031
Tonopah, Nevada
89049,

Phone: (775) 482-8127
Fax: (775) 482-8133
E-mail: smerlino@co.nye.nv.us
Nye County website »

Pershing County

398 Main Street
P.O. Box 820
Lovelock, Nevada
89419,
Phone: (775) 273-2208
Fax: (775) 273-3015
E-mail: dgiles@pershingcounty.net
Pershing County website »

Storey County

B' Street
Drawer 'D'
Virginia City, Nevada
89440,

Phone: (775) 847-0969
Fmx: (775) 847-0921
E-mail: vdixon@storeycounty.org
Storey County website »

Washoe County

1001 E. Ninth Street
P.O. Box 11130
Reno, Nevada
89520,
 
Phone: (775) 328-3670
Fmx: (775) 328-3747
E-mail: dburk@mail.co.washoe.nv.us
Washoe County website »

White Pine County

801 Clark Street
#4
Ely, Nevada
89301,
Phone: (775) 289-2341
Fmx: (775) 289-2544
E-mail: wpclerk@mwpower.net
White Pine County website »