MINISTER INSTRUCTIONS AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR WEDDING CEREMONY CERTIFICATE

NOTE: A non-refundable fee of $25 must accompany every application. Make check payable to the Eureka County Clerk Recorder

The following documents are required to apply for a Certificate of Authority to Solemnize Marriages in the State of Nevada:

If you are a minister or religious official:

1. Notarized application for a Certificate of Authority to Solemnize Marriages in the State of Nevada;
and
2. Notarized affidavit of Authority to Solemnize Marriages. The affidavit must be signed by someone in your church or religious organization that has authority to speak on behalf of your church or religious organization and can verify that you are in good standing within that church or religious organization. This form cannot be signed by the applicant.

ALL APPLICANTS:

If you are a resident of Eureka County, download the permanent forms below to apply for a certificate to perform marriage ceremonies on a permanent basis. If you are not a resident of Nevada, or you are a Eureka County resident and only plan to perform five or less wedding ceremonies per calendar year in Nevada, download the temporary forms below to apply for a certificate to perform a single marriage ceremony.

Per NRS 122.062, when a person is authorized by the County Clerk to perform marriage ceremonies on a temporary basis they may perform not more than five (5) marriages in Nevada in any calendar year. A minister or notary public must apply to the County Clerk for authorization for each marriage ceremony performed. Violation of this law may result in criminal prosecution.

The completed and notarized forms must be submitted to the Eureka County Clerk Recorder's Office, PO Box 694, Eureka, NV 89316 at least three weeks prior to the wedding ceremony. If approved, the certificate will be mailed to the mailing address listed on the application. An instruction sheet, which provides information on how the officiant is to complete the marriage certificates, will be sent with the Certificate of Authority to Solemnize Marriages. If the application is not approved, you will receive a letter explaining why it was not granted. Paperwork that is incomplete or incorrect will delay the process and may result in the certificate being denied. Don't forget to include your $25 check or money order!

Please allow sufficient time for processing if you plan to perform a wedding in the near future.

FORMS: Permanent Wedding Officiant Application (PDF)
Temporary Wedding Officiant Application (PDF)
Affidavit of Authority form - ministers only (PDF)




 


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