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Nebraska Marriage License Information


The legal age to get married in Nebraska is 19 and anyone under 17 years of age cannot get married there. Some counties print in local newspaper, without exception, the name, age, city, and state of Nebraska residents who apply for a marriage license.

ID Requirement:

You will need picture ID such as a driver's license or passport. Social Security numbers are required also. You will be asked to provide the names of your parents (including mother's maiden name), and your parent's birthplaces.

Residency Requirement:

You do not have to be a resident of Nebraska.

Previous Marriages:

You need to provide the date the previous marriage ended (Court date or date of death). You may need to wait for six months before getting remarried.

Covenant Marriage:


Waiting Period in Nebraska:

There is no waiting period in Nebraska.

Fees in Nebraska:

You will need approximately $15 in cash to get married in Nebraska.

Other Tests:

No blood test requirement.

Proxy Marriage:


Cousin Marriage:


Common Law Marriage:


Same Sex Marriage:


Under 19:

A certified copy of your birth certificate and a notarized consent form must be signed by the person's legal guardian giving consent to the marriage of the minor. Nebraska will not issue a marriage license if either applicant is under 17 years of age.

Officiants in Nebraska:

Any ordained minister, and all judges, including retired judges, and clerk magistrates. Officiants do not have to reside in Nebraska, and they do not have to register with the state.


Two witnesses are required to be present at your marriage ceremony.


License is good for 1 year anywhere in Nebraska.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

June 1976 to the present, contact the County Clerk's Office in which the license was issued.
You will need to provide the following information:
Name of the groom and/or bride, Date of Marriage.

1913 through June 1976, contact Nebraska Health & Human Services System
Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 95065
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-2871
Email: doh7151@vmhost.cdp.state.ne.us

Prior to 1913, contact the Nebraska State Historical Society
PO Box 82554
Lincoln, NE 68501-2554


State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

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