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Pop-up Marriage License Bureau at LAS Airport

Thinking about getting married or renewing your vows in Las Vegas, the “Wedding Capital of the World,” on or around Valentine’s Day?

You’re far from alone.

Getting married in Las Vegas around Valentine’s Day is so popular that the clerk’s office in Clark County, Nevada typically issues more than 1,500 marriage licenses around Valentine’s Day.

That’s about twice the number of licenses issued during a non-holiday period. And can lead to long lines at the County Clerk’s office downtown.

The Clark County Clerk’s office is all about love.

And to save time for lovebirds flying into Las Vegas, for the fifth year, the clerk’s office has set up a temporary marriage license office at Harry Reid International Airport (LAS).

The pop-up clerk’s marriage license burea will be open through February 14, Valentine’s Day in the Terminal 1 baggage claim area near Carousel 5.

Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

The temporary office will only issue marriage licenses and vow renewal certificates. And will only accept credit/debit card payments to cover the $102 marriage license fee.

Tips for Lovebirds

If you’re thinking of getting married in Las Vegas, here are some tips from the Clark County Clerk’s Office to help move the process along smoothly:

*To save time, fill out a marriage license pre-application. You’ll find the forms on the County Clerk’s website at weddings. vegas. (Select “Marriage License Application” from the top left corner of the website.)

*After completing the application online, note the reference number. Bring that with you to the pop-up marriage license bureau.

*And bring proper identification, such as a driver’s license or passport.

The Marriage License Bureau, a division of the Clark County Clerk’s Office, issues about 80,000 marriage licenses annually and is one of the busiest in the world. In 2022, there were 79,279 licenses issued. That’s the highest since 2016 when 81,325 licenses were handed out.

Best Airport Amenities 2022

From a first-place win for “America’s Best Restroom” to free miniature golf and ice skating, in 2022 airports around the country did a great job of offering passengers some great new amenities.

We did a full round-up of some of our favorites for The Points Guy site.

But here are some of the highlights of the Best Airport Amenities from 2022.

Award-winning loos

Airports were on a roll in 2022, with two finalists in the running in the contest for America’s Best Restroom.

Newark Liberty International (EWR) was nominated for an innovative all-gender restroom suite. But Tampa International Airport (TPA) cleaned up as the winner, for its new, locally themed loos.

Tampa International Airport also won our hearts for the ‘adoption’ of an impossible-to-miss 21-foot-tall sculpture of a pink flamingo in the terminal. The artwork by Matthew Mazzotta is titled “Home.” But after a community-wide vote, the flamingo was named Phoebe.

The Return of Marriage Licenses & Free Ice-Skating

Some ‘best airport amenities’ from 2022 were actually the welcome return of amenities that were set aside during the pandemic.

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), and several others celebrated Valentine’s Day with free carnations for travelers. And in Las Vegas, the Marriage Capital of the World, the Clark County Clerk’s Office brought back its pop-up marriage license bureau to Harry Reid International Airport (LAS).

And Denver International Airport (DEN) brought back free programming to the outdoor public space between the Jeppesen Terminal and the Westin Hotel.

Free miniature golf was offered in the summer and free ice-skating in the winter.

See the rest of our picks for Best Airport Amenities of 2022 here.