To be legally married in the State of Nevada you must purchase a marriage license and have a marriage ceremony. The license fee in Carson City is $75.00. We accept cash or credit card. A transaction fee of $1.50 will be added to the credit card purchase.
Both parties must appear together at the Courthouse to show identification and to sign the license and application. Before you come in, you may want to fill out the Marriage License Application . The marriage license/application is good for one-year after purchase.
After the wedding ceremony, the marriage certificate needs to be mailed as soon as possible to the Carson City's Marriage Bureau. The document will be recorded and certified then mailed to you. This is included in the $75 fee. Instant Recordings of your marriage certificate are available 6 days a week at no extra charge. Some counties require your certified certificate (legal copy) to be requested separately at a later date. To obtain more information on "Getting Married" click here.
Purchasing a copy of your marriage certificate
If the license was purchased in Carson City, you may obtain a certified copy ($15) of a Recorded Marriage Certificate. Please allow 2 weeks for your copy(s) to arrive. All orders are returned via U.S. Postal Service.
By Mail: Complete a request form (PDF) and mail to Carson City Marriages, 885 E. Musser Street, Suite 1025, Carson City, NV, 89701. (request form is optional)
By Online Payment: Go to our online Marriage License Payment Form.
By Telephone with Credit Card (VISA or MC only): Call 775-887-2084 during regular business hours. A transaction fee of $1.50 will be added to the credit card order.
To search for a marriage purchased and recorded in Carson City CLICK HERE. If you did not purchase your license in Carson City (previously known as Ormsby County), contact the County Recorder in the County where you purchased your marriage license. (List of County Recorders)
For answers to the most common questions and directions to our office, please visit our Common Questions page.
The Marriage Bureau is located on the first floor of the Carson City Courthouse, 885 East Musser Street, Suite 1025, Carson City, Nevada 89701.
HOURS: 8 AM to 5 PM - Monday thru Friday AND 9 AM to 4 PM - Saturday & selected Holidays. We are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and various holidays listed below.
Always call the marriage office the day you plan on coming in. On weekends or holidays make sure the office is open! For additional information, please feel free to call 775-887-2084, 24 hour marriage information hotline 775-887-2085, Fax 775-887-2146, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.