Marriage license kiosk to open at Las Vegas airport

Las Vegas officials are making it easier to get married in Sin City. A new marriage license kiosk will open at McCarran International Airport next month.

The Clark County Clerk's Office will open the kiosk in February for a few weeks. Travelers will find it in the baggage claim area in Terminal 1. 

The pop-up office will help with the Valentine's Day rush for marriage licenses.

"The days around Valentine's Day and the Presidents' Day weekend are always some of our busiest," County Clerk Lynn Goya said. "This pop-up marriage license office will make it easier for couples flying here to pick up a marriage license."

The office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Feb. 9 through Feb. 17, and will be located in the baggage claim area in Terminal 1. The open dates also include the Chinese New Year on Feb. 16. The temporary office will only issue marriage licenses, and will accept credit card payments.

Anyone seeking a marriage license needs to show proper identification, such as a driver's license or passport. Marriage licenses cost $77.

The Marriage License Bureau issues about 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. More than 1,500 marriage licenses are issued during the days leading up to and including Valentine's Day, which is about twice the number of licenses issued during a non-holiday period.

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