Marriage License Information

Saying “I Do”

weddings_lake_tahoe_022For weddings on the Safari Rose  you must bring a California marriage license with you to the boat. If you are California residents you may obtain a license at your own county administration offices or here at Lake Tahoe once you arrive.

California

For ceremonies taking place in California, the Captain or a minister will be needed to perform the wedding ceremony and sign your marriage license. This applies to all sites located within California, including Emerald Bay.

A California marriage license may be obtained at the El Dorado Clerk-Recorder’s Office:

  • Address 3368 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite 108, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Phone 530 573 3409
  • Hours 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Application Fee $61.00 (Cash Only)
  • Identification Valid Driver’s License, Passport, or State Identification Card
  • Waiting Period None
  • Blood Test None
  • Expiration Date 90 days
  • Age Requirements 18 years of age or older
  • California Confidential Record of Marriage $53.00 (for couples who have been living together, valid only in the issuing county, requires no witnesses, is not a matter of public record, only the bride or groom can obtain a certified copy).
  • Additional Information If the bride or groom has been divorced within the last 90 days, a Final Decree of Divorce must be presented in order to obtain the license.

Nevada

In the state of Nevada, a minister will be needed to perform the wedding ceremony and sign your marriage license. A Nevada marriage license can be obtained seven days a week at the Douglas County Lake Tahoe Administration Building:

  • Address 175 U.S. Highway 50 (2nd floor), Stateline, NV, 89449 or at the Main Office at 1616 8th Street, Minden, NV 89423
  • Phone  Stateline office: 775 586 7270; Minden Office: 775 782 9014
  • Hours 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, Saturdays 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM  (at the Stateline office only) Closed Sundays and Holidays
  • Application Fee $60.00 payable in cash or Visa or MasterCard (small fee for card use).   Additional $15 (each( for Certified Copy of the recorded certificate.  Personal checks are not accepted.
  • Identification Valid Driver’s License, Certified Copy of Birth Certificate, Passport, or Military ID
  • Waiting Period None
  • Blood Test None
  • Expiration Date One Year
  • Age Requirements 18 years of age or older (proof of age required)

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