Marriage License Info


Requirements for a marriage license issued by Nemaha County Clerk’s office:

  1. The fee for a marriage license is $25.00 (cash, check or credit card accepted).
  2. One form of identification is required, such as a government issued photo ID, driver’s license or passport.
    • Photo ID – A photo ID or driver’s license, including CDL’s, learner permits and provisional operator permit, which contains the name and date of birth along with recognizable photograph. License or ID must not be mutilated or altered and signatures must match applicant’s.
    • Passport – An U.S. passport or foreign passport, which contains your name, date of birth and recognizable photograph. 
  3. Social Security Number of both applicants.  Applicants who do not have a Social Security Number must complete an affidavit, provided by the County Clerk, verifying they do not have a Social Security Number.
  4. Applicants must supply the names of their parents, including mother’s maiden name, and their parent’s birthplace (City and State or foreign country).
  5. If either applicant is not of legal age (19), a notarized consent form must be signed by the applicant’s father, mother, legal guardian or custodian, giving consent to the marriage of the minor.  If the individual giving consent is a legal guardian or custodian, appropriate paperwork must be presented showing this relationship to the minor. 
  6. The marriage license is valid for one year from the date of issuance. A marriage license issued in one county in Nebraska can be used (is valid) in any county in Nebraska.   To be married in Nebraska, the marriage license must be issued in Nebraska. 
  7. There is no waiting period for a marriage license.
  8. All marriage licenses obtained in Nebraska are public record.

To receive a certified copy of a Nemaha County Marriage License you will need to provide the Nemaha County Clerk’s Office with the following information:

  1.  Name of applicants, also maiden name.
  2.  Date of marriage.
  3.  $9.00 fee for a certified copy.