County Clerk expecting a busy weekend with Valentine's Day approaching

With Valentine's Day approaching, Clark County Clerk Lynn Goya is expecting the Marriage License Bureau will have a busy weekend.

“The days before Valentine’s Day are always a busy time for us,” said Goya. “We encourage couples planning on coming in during the next few days to complete a marriage license pre-application online. This will save the couple sometime when they come into the Marriage License Bureau.”

Marriage license pre-applications can also be found on the County website. After completing the application online, the couple will be issued a reference number that they should bring to the Marriage License Bureau in addition to proper identification, such as a driver’s license or passport (a complete list of allowed identification and other information is available through the Clerk’s Office web page).

Marriage licenses cost $77. Completing the pre-application is not required, but should save time for couples.

“Las Vegas is a great place to get married and we expect to be very busy this weekend,” said Goya. “Vegas has such a wide range of entertainment and wedding options available that there really is something for everyone here," she continued.

The main Marriage License Bureau office is located in downtown Las Vegas, just three blocks south of the Fremont Street Experience. The office is at 201 E. Clark St., which is on the south side of the Regional Justice Center. The office is open from 8 a.m. to midnight every day, including holidays.

The Marriage License Bureau, a division of the Clerk’s Office, issues more than 80,000 marriage licenses annually and is typically the busiest in the nation. In 2016, more than 1 out of every 25 marriages in the U.S. took place in Clark County.