Marriage Licenses in Reno and at Lake Tahoe
Same sex couples can obtain marriage licenses through the same procedure as heterosexual couples. Marriage licenses issued by any county in Nevada are valid in every county.
Getting Marriage Licenses in Reno, Washoe County
The Marriage License Bureau, Washoe County Clerk's Office, serves Reno, Sparks, Incline Village, and the northeast corner of Lake Tahoe.
Marriage License Bureau Reno Office:
License fee is $85 for an application good for one year. Both parties must be present to receive a license. The Marriage License Bureau accepts payment in cash, credit card, money order, cashier's check and travelers' check.
The clerk's office FAQ web page can answer many questions you may have about getting married in Washoe County.
Incline Village Office:
The license fee is $85 and payment is accepted by credit card only.
Information from the Washoe County Marriage License Bureau
Washoe County Marriage Application Online - You can complete most of a marriage license application online. After completing the online form, applicants will be given a file number to bring with them to the Marriage License Bureau to complete the transaction. Both individuals must appear at the office to complete the application.
Getting Marriage Licenses in Carson City, Nevada
Marriage licenses can be obtained from the Carson City Marriage Bureau, which includes Carson City. This area has a city / county government system.
Carson City Courthouse:
Hours: Open by appointment only.
The fee is $100, payable by cash or credit card. There is a 3% transaction fee with credit cards. Both parties must be present to obtain a license. You can download a copy of the marriage license application and fill it out before coming to the office. For more information, refer to Frequently Asked Questions about getting married in Carson City.
Getting Marriage Licenses in Douglas County, Nevada
Marriage licenses can be obtained from Douglas County Clerk Marriage Licenses. Douglas County includes Stateline (Nevada side of South Lake Tahoe), Zephyr Cove, Genoa, Minden, Gardnerville, and the southeast side of Lake Tahoe.
Stateline / South Lake Tahoe Office:
The marriage license fee is $85, which does not include a certified copy of the marriage certificate. A copy is available for an additional $15. The fee is payable by cash, cashiers check, money order, Visa, or MasterCard. Both parties must be present when applying for a license. Applications are good for one year. Douglas County has an online marriage application system. Click here to make an appointment.
If you have questions about getting married in Douglas County, refer to the "Marriage License and Wedding FAQ".
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