Marriage Licenses

FEE INCREASE

Due to recent legislation in Nevada, SB 177 (81st session) was adopted and signed by the Governor which increases the fee for marriage licenses from $60 to $85 beginning July 1st, 2021.

HOURS OF OPERATION CHANGE

Due to action taken by the Board of County Commissioners on June 22, 2021, operating hours have been modified to 8am to 8pm, every day of the year effective July 1, 2021. Holiday hours are 8am to 4pm, by appointment.

WELCOME TO THE MARRIAGE LICENSE BUREAU
WE'RE HERE TO SERVE YOU!

Manager: Donny LaQue
Email: dlaque@washoecounty.us
Phone:  775-784-7287
 
To be legally married in the State of Nevada, you must purchase a marriage license and have a marriage ceremony performed. The fee for the license is $85.00 (Cash, Credit Card, Money Order, Cashier’s Check, or Traveler's Check).

The marriage license may be obtained up to one year prior to the ceremony. Both parties must be present in order to purchase a marriage license in the Marriage License Bureau in either Reno or Incline Village.

Note: Please verify that your Officiant has received authorization to perform marriages in the State of Nevada. You may check his/her status here:
Nevada Marriage Officiant Public Search

For answers to the most common questions and directions to our offices, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. For all other questions, please call us at either of the numbers below.

We now offer the ability to pre-fill your marriage application online. Please visit our Marriage Pre-Fill page for full instructions and details.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to come into the office to obtain your marriage license, click the button below. Ensure you select the County Clerk's Office location when booking the appointment.

Book Appointment Online

Please Note

Starting January 1, 2018, couples may designate a new middle and/or last name to be used on their Marriage Certificate. This does NOT constitute a legal name change. Legal name changes must be carried out according to the laws of your state and/or country. For more information on name options and how to change your name if you reside in the United States, please view our Desired Name Designation page.

Location and Hours

Access to the Reno office after 5:30pm Monday through Friday AND all-day on weekends and holidays is limited to the 9th Street entrance to Building A. Street parking is available.


Parental Consent Form (Must be Accompanied by a Nevada Court Order)

For Authorization to Solemnize Marriages in Nevada

Request a Copy of the Marriage Application

Request a Copy of the Marriage Certificate (Proof of Marriage)

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