Marriage License Requirements

In order for a marriage to be legally registered, you must have a marriage license. 

If you are getting married in Nebraska you can obtain a marriage license in any county in the state - you are not required to obtain your license in the same county in which you will be married. The license is valid for one year. 

Most jurisdictions will provide, in addition to the actual marriage license, a "keepsake" certificate which looks pretty, but has no legal value. The actual marriage license which must be signed by the officiant and (in most states) two witnesses. Some counties will give you two copies, both of which will need to be signed. After the wedding we will send the license to the county courthouse for you. 

If you have received your license by mail, you are responsible to sign the license in the presence of a notary before the day of the wedding. Please confirm that the notary has signed, stamped and dated the license. If you picked up your license at the courthouse, the county clerk will handle that for you. 

Below are links to several County Courthouses, as well as information for neighboring states:

Lancaster County (Lincoln)

Douglas County (Omaha)

We have also performed weddings in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. 



We support marriage equality and have officiated at same-sex weddings