Marriage Application

  • ID Requirement - Valid Picture Identification:
    • Certified or original Birth Certificate - If a foreign birth certificate, it must be translated into English and notarized
    • Military ID
    • Resident Alien Card
    • Valid Driver's License
    • Valid Identification Card from DMV
    • Valid Passport
    • You need to know your social security number, too
  • Residency Requirement
    • You do not have to be a resident of Nevada
  • Previous Marriages
    • If you were previously married, your divorce must be final
    • You need to know the date (month, year) of your divorce and the location (city and state) where you were divorced
  • Covenant Marriage Option
    • Not available
  • Waiting Period in Nevada
    • There is no waiting period to get married in Nevada
  • Fees in Nevada
    • You will have to pay $60 fee to get married in Storey County Nevada - cash, check, or credit cards are accepted
  • Other Tests
    • No blood tests
  • Proxy Marriages
    • No, both parties must be present
  • Common Law Marriages
    • Not available 
  • Renewing Your Vows
    • No, the county clerk's office is prohibited from issuing a new Marriage License to couples currently married
    • You may renew your wedding vows at a church or wedding chapel, but they may require you to bring a copy of your Marriage Certificate for proof of marriage before performing the renewal ceremony
  • Cousin Marriages
    • Not nearer of kin than second cousins or cousins of half-blood
  • Under 18
    • If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must have 1 parent or legal guardian present
    • A notarized written permission is also acceptable - It must be written in English and needs to state the name, birth date, age of the minor child, along with the relationship of the person giving consent
    • The notary must note that the parent or guardian personally appeared before or was subscribed and sworn to
    • If you are under 16 marriage can be authorized only by court order when the request has been filed by either parent or legal guardian
Copy of Certificate of Marriage
In Nevada, marriage certificates are stored at the county level. To receive a copy of your marriage certificate, you must contact the County Recorder in the county where you obtained your marriage license. You will need to pay the fees payable to "County Recorder."
  • The Office of Vital Records can "search for and verify events occurring after 1968 if you submit a request containing the full name(s) of the person whose record you are searching for, the approximate date of the event and the city where you believe the event occurred." There is a fee for each name searched.
  • Your marriage ceremony may be performed by any of the following:
    • An ordained minister, religious official, or Notary Public who has permission to perform marriages
    • All judicial officers (Judges) of the State of Nevada
    • Chaplains of the Armed Forces
    • Our Virginia Township Justice of the Peace is available to perform marriages Monday thru Friday. Contact the Justice of the Peace Office at 775-847-0962 prior to that day to find out the available time