Marriage Licenses

EFFECTIVE June 4, 2020

We are pleased to welcome visitors back to Washoe County and the State of Nevada as part of the Nevada Phase II reopening.

Marriage licenses are available by advanced appointment only.

Government-issued photo identification is required.
Masks are required to enter all Washoe County buildings.
Only the couple will be allowed to enter the building.
$60 fee payable by credit card only.
(no cash, checks or money orders)

CALL 784-7287 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.

All other in-person services and transactions suspended.

Ficititious Firm Names, Notary Bonds, and Marriage Officiant applications can be done through the mail. Forms and instructions are available on our website.

You may search our website for documents and records. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please send us an email with details of your request to ClerkAdmin@washoecounty.us. We will respond as timely as possible.

We encourage you to visit the Washoe County Health District coronavirus webpage for live updates and information on how to protect yourself from viral illness.

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

Manager: Cathy Smith
Email: csmith@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 $60.00 (Cash, Credit Card, Money Order, Cashier’s Check, or Traveler's Check).
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2019 YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD TO OBTAIN A MARRIAGE LICENSE IN NEVADA.
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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.

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


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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