Ordering Las Vegas Marriage Certificates Online
In This Article:
- Marriage Certificate vs Marriage License
- When Is A Marriage Certificate Required?
- What Else Should I Know When Requesting Marriage Certificates
- Obtaining Nevada Marriage Records
Las Vegas Marriage Certificates is an online resource that allows people who were married in Las Vegas or other surrounding areas within Clark County Nevada to order a certified copy of their official Marriage Certificate, once it’s been recorded with the Clark County Recorders Office.
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Marriage Certificate vs. Marriage License:
These are two separate documents:
A Marriage License is a legal document that authorizes a designated party to perform the ceremony, allowing you to get married.
Note: Marriage Licenses are issued prior to the ceremony and can only be issued by the state or the county where the ceremony will take place. We can not issue marriage licenses.
A Marriage Certificate is an official document that must be recorded with the County Recorders Office, and proves you were married. The Marriage Certificate shows where the ceremony took place, who performed the ceremony and the date of the ceremony.
There are two types of Certificate issued for Proof of Marriage in Clark County . Please use the following descriptions to help determine which type of Certificate you will need.
Abstract Certificate: Has bride and grooms names, date married, date of recording, and certificate number.
- Used for: DMV, Social Security
Marriage Certificate: A copy of the actual certificate of the ceremony. Includes all of the information on the “Abstract Certificate” plus the following:
- Signature of Witnesses
- Ministers’ Name
- Name and Physical address of the location the ceremony was performed in.
- Used for: Adoption, Immigration
The unrecorded certificate you received at the time of your marriage is not considered “Proof of Marriage.” Only after the Marriage Certificate has been recorded and CERTIFIED, is it valid.
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NOTE: The Clark County Recorders Office, records the marriage certificate which is proof that a marriage ceremony was performed in Clark County . The marriage official who performs the ceremony has ten days to submit the marriage certificate to the Clark County Recorders office for recording. Normally a certified copy of the certificate would be available one day after the certificate has been received from the official.
When Is an Official Certified Marriage Certificate Needed?
You may need a “CERTIFIED” copy of your Marriage Certificate or Abstract Certificate in order to update your records or change your name on the following:
- Social Security Card
- Driver’s License
- Immigration Naturalization Service
- Banking / Medical records etc.
Most agencies listed above require Proof of Marriage. And in most cases you are required to leave the original “CERTIFIED” copy with the agency. In this case multiple copies of your Marriage Certificate may be necessary.
Don’t be inconvenienced when you need an original “Certified” Document.
Document Recording and Retrieval Services, is experienced in the process and policies of obtaining original “Certified” Certificates of Marriage. Each certificate is embossed with the counties official seal, showing authenticity. Each Certified Certificate also shows the date of marriage, official recording date of marriage, and book/page number of the official record.
Don’t forget to order extra originals. Perhaps you would like an extra copy of your “Certified” Marriage Certificate as a personal keepsake for your Wedding Scrapbook or to frame and place on your mantel. Again, most agencies require you to submit an original document as “Proof of Marriage” and will not accept a copy.
What Else Should I Know?
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES are also needed under the following scenarios.
Las Vegas Nevada , the wedding capitol of the world. Many people come to this marriage Mecca to wed then head back to their daily lives within days of the big event. This is only the beginning. Soon after the ceremony, there’s a huge list of to-do’s. Many of them require an official “CERTIFIED” copy of your marriage certificate.
- Driver’s license renewal
- Name change
- Social Security Card update
- Change your banking information
- Insurance Policy Update
So what are you going to do now that you are hundreds of miles away and you need you marriage certificate?
Searching for lost ancestors? Marriage certificates can offer vital information for Genealogical Research.
Obtaining Nevada Marriage Records is not hard at all…
When Requesting a Certified Copy of a Marriage Certificate…
Provide as much information as you can. If you are unsure of the exact date of the marriage we can search up to a 10 year range. Be sure to specify the range of years that you want.
It is not uncommon for someone to forget the city or county which their wedding ceremony took place. In this instance we need as much information as possible to retrieve the correct documents.
Searches performed with insufficient or inaccurate information provided by the requesting party will not be refunded. Failure to adequately provide necessary information for a search could prevent our searchers from retrieving the correct document.
Because we charge on a “Per Search” basis, NO refunds will be issued for searches resulting in “NO RECORD FOUND”. If additional attempts to locate Certificates are requested, each attempt will require a separate order and the appropriate fees applied.
If you are unsure about some of the information included in your order, the City or County the Marriage License was issued in can sometimes be helpful.