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Nebraska Marriage

UPDATED: November 29, 2010

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Nebraska marriage law provides that certain requirements be met in order to obtain a valid marriage license. Couples must obtain a valid license before their ceremony. Individuals under 19 years of age must get parental consent in order for a license to be issued, and in no event will Nebraska issue a marriage license to someone younger than 17. The details for obtaining a Nebraska marriage license are set forth below.


Nebraska Marriage Consent Laws

  • With Parental Consent: 17 and 18 year olds must obtain parental consent to marry in Nebraska. No minor under 17 will be given a marriage license.
  • Without Parental Consent: Adults 19 and older may marry in Nebraska without obtaining parental consent.


Nebraska Common Law Marriage

Nebraska does not recognize common law marriages.


Nebraska Marriage License

  • Residency:  No residency requirement.
  • Tests: None.
  • Identification Required:  Photo ID such as a driver’s license.
  • Appearance/Proxy:  Proxy marriages are not allowed in Nebraska. However, a couple can obtain a marriage license with only one party present.
  • Previous Marriages:  Previously married individuals must provide the dates that those marriages ended, but no certified copies are required.
  • Length of License:  1 year from the date of issuance.
  • Fees:  $15, payable in cash only.
  • Copies:  $5 per certified copy.
  • Authorized Nebraska Officiants:  Any ordained member of the clergy, judges, and clerk magistrates.

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