Nebraska Outline

Nebraska Marriage Laws

Congratulations! If you've found yourself at this page it is likely that you are either planning to be married or have been asked to perform a wedding ceremony in Nebraska. Ordained ministers of the Universal Life Church have successfully performed thousands of legal marriages in Nebraska. The information provided below will walk you through the steps one must follow to become a minister and perform a valid wedding ceremony in the state of Nebraska.

Quick Facts
  • ULC Ordination Accepted: Yes
  • Minister Registration Required: No
  • Minister's Residency: Irrelevant
  • Minister's Minimum Age: 18
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  • Marriage License Waiting Period: 0 Days
  • Marriage License Valid For: 1 Year
  • Marriage License Return Within: 15 days

1 How to Become an Ordained Minister in Nebraska

If you haven't already, you should get ordained online with the Universal Life Church. Ordination is free and can be completed in just a matter of minutes. Thousands of legally valid marriages are performed by ULC ministers around the world every year. Begin the process by clicking the big blue button below!

2 How to Officiate a Marriage in Nebraska

Next, you should contact the office of your local marriage authority (typically your county clerk). Let them know that you are a minister of the Universal Life Church in Seattle, and ask what they will require of you to officiate a legal marriage.

Select your county to quickly generate the contact information for your local marriage authority.



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3 License to Marry in Nebraska

After you've contacted your marriage authority, you should visit our online store to purchase whatever documentation will be required. We typically advise ministers in Nebraska to get an Ordination Package. While registration is not legally required, you may be asked to show proof of ordination to the county clerk in order for the marriage to be accepted as legally valid. Please attempt to leave at least 3 weeks between the date of the wedding ceremony and your order, to ensure that you receive all of your materials in advance.

Please note that marriages in Nebraska require the presence of two witnesses in addition to the presence of of the officiant. Contact information for these witnesses will likely be asked for on the marriage license that must be presented to the county clerk.

4 How to Perform a Wedding in Nebraska

Now that you've done all of the above, you are ready to perform the wedding! Be sure that the couple has picked up their Nebraska marriage license from the appropriate office. This license is valid for 1 year, and there is no waiting period between when the couple picks up the marriage license and when the ceremony may legally be conducted. The signed license must be returned to the issuing office within 15 days of the ceremony. At the Universal Life Church we receive several calls from wedding officiants in Nebraska, after they've received their license to marry by getting ordained online, asking for guidance on how to perform a wedding ceremony. Once the legal matters have been taken care of, officiating a wedding (while a sometimes-daunting task) can be a great deal of fun. We would suggest that new Nebraska wedding ministers concerned about the ceremony peruse one of our helpful wedding guides. The minister training section of our website should offer a helpful refresher for more experienced ministers.


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Nebraska Marriage Code

Marriage in Nebraska is governed by Section 108 of Chapter 42 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes. Ministers ordained online with the Universal Life Church are permitted to solemnize marriages in Nebraska and have successfully done so thousands of times. Below, you will find that we have reproduced the relevant excerpts of this code.
42-108 Marriage ceremony; who may perform; return; contents. Every judge, retired judge, or clerk magistrate, and every preacher of the gospel authorized by the usages of the church to which he or she belongs to solemnize marriages, may perform the marriage ceremony in this state.

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Adams County

PO Box 2067
Hastings , Nebraska
68902

Phone: (402) 461-7107
Fax: (402) 461-7185
Adams County website »

Antelope County

501 Main Street
Neligh , Nebraska
68756

Phone: (402) 887-4410
Fax: (402) 887-4719
Antelope County website »

Arthur County

PO Box 126
Arthur, Nebraska
69121

Phone: (308) 764-2203
Fax: (308) 764-2216
Arthur County website »

Banner County

PO Box 67
Harrisburg , Nebraska
69345

Phone: (308) 436-5265
Fax: (308) 436-4180
Banner County website »

Blaine County

145 Lincoln Ave.
Brewster , Nebraska
68821

Phone: (308) 547-2222 ext.201
Fax: (308) 547-2228
Blaine County website »

Boone County

222 Fourth Street
Albion , Nebraska
68620

Phone: (402) 395-2055
Fax: (402) 395-2055
Boone County website »

Box Butte County

PO Box 678
Allliance , Nebraska
69301

Phone: (308) 762-6565
Fax: (308) 762-2867
Box Butte County website »

Boyd County

PO Box 26
Butte , Nebraska
68722

Phone: (402) 775-2391
Fax: (402) 775-2146
Boyd County website »

Brown County

148 W. Fourth Street
Ainsworth , Nebraska
69210

Phone: (402) 387-2705
Fax: (402) 387-0918
Brown County website »

Buffalo County

PO Box 1270
Kearney , Nebraska
68847

Phone: (308) 236-1233
Fax: (308) 233-3663
Buffalo County website »

Burt County

PO Box 87
Tekamah , Nebraska
68061

Phone: (402) 374-2955
Fax: (402) 374-2956
Burt County website »

Butler County

451 N. Fifth St.
David City, Nebraska
68632

Phone: (402) 367-7430
Fax: (402) 367-3329
Butler County website »

Cass County

145 N. Fourth St.
Plattsmouth , Nebraska
68048

Phone: (402) 296-9309
Fax: (402) 296-9509
Cass County website »

Cedar County

PO Box 47
Hartington , Nebraska
68739

Phone: (402) 254-7411
Fax: (402) 254-7410
Cedar County website »

Chase County

PO Box 1299
Imperial, Nebraska
69033

Phone: (308) 882-7500
Fax: (308) 882-7552
Chase County website »

Cherry County

PO Box 120
Valentine , Nebraska
69201

Phone: (402) 376-2771
Fax: (402) 376-3095
Cherry County website »

Cheyenne County

PO Box 217
Sidney, Nebraska
69162

Phone: (308) 254-2141
Fax: (308) 254-5049
Cheyenne County website »

Clay County

PO Box 67
Clay Center, Nebraska
68933

Phone: (402) 762-3463
Fax: (402) 762-3506
Clay County website »

Colfax County

411 E. 11th St.
Schuyler , Nebraska
68661

Phone: (402) 352-8504
Fax: (402) 352-8515
Colfax County website »

Cuming County

PO Box 290
West Point, Nebraska
68788

Phone: (402) 372-6002
Fax: (402) 372-6013
Cuming County website »

Custer County

431 S. 10th St.
Broken Bow, Nebraska
68822

Phone: (308) 872-5701
Fax: (308) 872-2221
Custer County website »

Dakota County

PO Box 39
Dakota City, Nebraska
68731

Phone: (402) 987-2126
Fax: (402) 494-9228
Dakota County website »

Dawes County

451 Main
Chadron , Nebraska
69337

Phone: (308) 432-0100
Fax: (308) 432-5179
Dawes County website »

Dawson County

700 W. Washington
Lexington , Nebraska
68850

Phone: (308) 324-6106
Fax: (308) 324-6106
Dawson County website »

Deuel County

PO Box 327
Chappell , Nebraska
69129

Phone: (308) 874-3308
Fax: (308) 874-3472
Deuel County website »

Dixon County

PO Box 546
Ponca , Nebraska
68770

Phone: (402) 755-5602
Fax: (402) 755-5650
Dixon County website »

Dodge County

435 N. Park
Fremont , Nebraska
68025

Phone: (402) 727-2767
Fax: (402) 727-2764
Dodge County website »

Douglas County

225 N. 115th St.
Omaha , Nebraska
68154

Phone: (402) 444-8683
Fax: (402) 444-4181
Douglas County website »

Dundy County

PO Box 506
Benkelman , Nebraska
69021

Phone: (308) 423-2058
Fax: (308) 423-2325
Dundy County website »

Fillmore County

PO Box 307
Geneva , Nebraska
68361

Phone: (402) 759-4931
Fax: (402) 759-4307
Fillmore County website »

Franklin County

PO Box 146
Franklin , Nebraska
68939

Phone: (308) 425-6202
Fax: (308) 425-6093
Franklin County website »

Frontier County

PO Box 40
Stockville , Nebraska
69042

Phone: (308) 367-8641
Fax: (308) 367-8730
Frontier County website »

Furnas County

PO Box 387
Beaver City, Nebraska
68926

Phone: (308) 268-4145
Fax: (308) 268-3205
Furnas County website »

Gage County

PO Box 429
Beatrice , Nebraska
68310

Phone: (402) 223-1300
Fax: (402) 223-1371
Gage County website »

Garden County

PO Box 486
Oshkosh , Nebraska
69154

Phone: (308) 772-3924
Fax: (308) 772-0124
Garden County website »

Garfield County

PO Box 218
Burwell , Nebraska
68823

Phone: (308) 346-4161
Fax: (308) 346-4651
Garfield County website »

Gosper County

PO Box 136
Elwood , Nebraska
68937

Phone: (308) 785-2611
Fax: (308) 785-2300
Gosper County website »

Grant County

PO Box 139
Hyannis , Nebraska
69350

Phone: (308) 458-2488
Fax: (308) 458-2780
Grant County website »

Greeley County

PO Box 287
Greeley , Nebraska
68842

Phone: (308) 428-3625
Fax: (308) 428-3022
Greeley County website »

Hall County

121 South Pine
Grand Island, Nebraska
68801

Phone: (308) 385-5085
Fax: (308) 385-5071
Hall County website »

Hamilton County

1111 13th St.
Aurora , Nebraska
68818

Phone: (402) 694-3443
Fax: (402) 694-2297
Hamilton County website »

Harlan County

PO Box 698
Alma, Nebraska
68920

Phone: (308) 928-2173
Fax: (308) 928-2079
Harlan County website »

Hayes County

PO Box 370
Hayes , Nebraska
69032

Phone: (308) 286-3413
Fax: (308) 286-3208
Hayes County website »

Hitchcock County

PO Box 248
Trenton , Nebraska
69044

Phone: (308) 334-5646
Fax: (308) 334-5398
Hitchcock County website »

Holt County

PO Box 329
O'Neill, Nebraska
68763

Phone: (402) 336-1762
Fax: (402) 336-1762
Holt County website »

Hooker County

PO Box 184
Mullen , Nebraska
69152

Phone: (308) 546-2244
Fax: (308) 546-2490
Hooker County website »

Howard County

PO Box 25
St. Paul, Nebraska
68873

Phone: (308) 754-4343
Fax: (308) 754-4125
Howard County website »

Jefferson County

411 Fourth Street
Fairbury, Nebraska
68352

Phone: (402) 729-6818
Fax: (402) 729-6806
Jefferson County website »

Johnson County

PO Box 416
Tecumseh , Nebraska
68450

Phone: (402) 335-6300
Fax: (402) 335-6311
Johnson County website »

Kearney County

PO Box 339
Minden , Nebraska
68959

Phone: (308) 832-2723
Fax: (308) 832-2729
Kearney County website »

Keith County

511 N. Spruce
Ogallala , Nebraska
69153

Phone: (308) 284-4726
Fax: (308) 284-6277
Keith County website »

Keya Paha County

PO Box 349
Springview, Nebraska
68778

Phone: (402) 497-3791
Fax: (402) 497-3799
Keya Paha County website »

Kimball County

114 E Third
Kimball , Nebraska
69145

Phone: (308) 235-2241
Fax: (308) 235-3654
Kimball County website »

Knox County

PO Box 166
Center , Nebraska
68724

Phone: (402) 288-5604
Fax: (402) 288-5605
Knox County website »

Lancaster County

601 N. 46 th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska
68503

Phone: (402) 441-7311
Fax: (402) 441-6379
Lancaster County website »

Lincoln County

301 N Jeffers
North Platte , Nebraska
69101

Phone: (308) 534-4350
Fax: (402) 535-3522
Lincoln County website »

Logan County

PO Box 8
Stapleton, Nebraska
69163

Phone: (308) 636-2311
Fax: (308) 636-2333
Logan County website »

Loup County

PO Box 187
Taylor , Nebraska
68879

Phone: (308) 942-3135
Fax: (308) 942-3103
Loup County website »

Madison County

PO Box 290
Madison , Nebraska
68748

Phone: (402) 454-3311 ext. 136
Fax: (402) 454-6682
Madison County website »

McPherson County

PO Box 122
Tryon , Nebraska
69167

Phone: (308) 587-2363
Fax: (308) 587-2363
McPherson County website »

Merrick County

PO Box 27
Central City, Nebraska
68826

Phone: (308) 946-2881
Fax: (308) 946-2332
Merrick County website »

Morrill County

PO Box 610
Bridgeport , Nebraska
69336

Phone: (308) 262-0860
Fax: (308) 262-2260
Morrill County website »

Nance County

PO Box 338
Fullerton, Nebraska
68638

Phone: (308) 536-2331
Fax: (308) 536-2742
Nance County website »

Nemaha County

1824 N Street
Auburn, Nebraska
68305

Phone: (402) 274-4213
Fax: (402) 274-4389
Nemaha County website »

Nuckolls County

PO Box 366
Nelson , Nebraska
68961

Phone: (402) 225-4361
Fax: (402) 225-4301
Nuckolls County website »

Otoe County

PO Box 249
Nebraska City, Nebraska
68410

Phone: (402) 873-9505
Fax: (402) 873-9506
Otoe County website »

Pawnee County

PO Box 431
Pawnee City, Nebraska
68420

Phone: (402) 852-2962
Fax: (402) 852-2963
Pawnee County website »

Perkins County

PO Box 156
Grant , Nebraska
69140

Phone: (308) 352-4643
Fax: (308) 352-2455
Perkins County website »

Phelps County

PO Box 404
Holdrege , Nebraska
68949

Phone: (308) 995-4469
Fax: (308) 995-4368
Phelps County website »

Pierce County

111 W. Court
Pierce , Nebraska
68767

Phone: (402) 329-4225
Fax: (402) 329-6439
Pierce County website »

Platte County

PO Box 513
Columbus , Nebraska
68601

Phone: (402) 563-4908
Fax: (402) 564-7733
Platte County website »

Polk County

PO Box 276
Osceola, Nebraska
68651

Phone: (402) 747-5431
Fax: (402) 747-2656
Polk County website »

Red Willow County

502 Norris Ave.
McCook , Nebraska
69001

Phone: (308) 345-1552
Fax: (308) 345-4460
Red Willow County website »

Richardson County

1700 Stone Street
Falls City, Nebraska
68355

Phone: (402) 245-2911
Fax: (402) 245-2946
Richardson County website »

Rock County

PO Box 367
Bassett , Nebraska
68714

Phone: (402) 684-3933
Fax: (402) 684-2471
Rock County website »

Saline County

PO Box 865
Wilber , Nebraska
68465

Phone: (402) 821-2374
Fax: (402) 821-3381
Saline County website »

Sarpy County

1261 Golden Gate Dr.
Papillion , Nebraska
68046

Phone: (402) 593-2166
Fax: (402) 593-5770
Sarpy County website »

Saunders County

PO Box 61
Wahoo , Nebraska
68066

Phone: (402) 443-8101
Fax: (402) 443-5010
Saunders County website »

Scotts Bluff County

1825 10th Street
Gering , Nebraska
69341

Phone: (308) 436-6604
Fax: (308) 436-3178
Scotts Bluff County website »

Seward County

PO Box 190
Seward , Nebraska
68434

Phone: (402) 643-2883
Fax: (402) 643-2228
Seward County website »

Sheridan County

PO Box 39
Rushville , Nebraska
69360

Phone: (308) 327-5650
Fax: (308) 327-2712
Sheridan County website »

Sherman County

PO Box 456
Loup City, Nebraska
68853

Phone: (308) 745-1513 ext.100
Fax: (308) 745-0297
Sherman County website »

Sioux County

PO Box 158
Harrison, Nebraska
69346

Phone: (308) 668-2443
Fax: (308) 668-2443
Sioux County website »

Stanton County

PO Box 347
Stanton , Nebraska
68779

Phone: (402) 439-2222
Fax: (402) 439-2200
Stanton County website »

Thayer County

225 N. Fourth St.
Hebron , Nebraska
68370

Phone: (402) 768-6126
Fax: (402) 768-2129
Thayer County website »

Thomas County

PO Box 226
Thedford , Nebraska
69166

Phone: (308) 645-2261
Fax: (308) 645-2623
Thomas County website »

Thurston County

PO Box G
Pender , Nebraska
68047

Phone: (402) 385-2343
Fax: (402) 385-3544
Thurston County website »

Valley County

125 S. 15th Street
Ord , Nebraska
68862

Phone: (308) 728-3700
Fax: (308) 728-7725
Valley County website »

Washington County

PO Box 466
Blair , Nebraska
68008

Phone: (402) 426-6822
Fax: (402) 426-6825
Washington County website »

Wayne County

PO Box 248
Wayne, Nebraska
68787

Phone: (402) 375-2288
Fax: (402) 375-4137
Wayne County website »

Webster County

PO Box 250
Red Cloud, Nebraska
68970

Phone: (402) 746-2716
Fax: (402) 746-2710
Webster County website »

Wheeler County

PO Box 127
Bartlett , Nebraska
68622

Phone: (308) 654-3235
Fax: (308) 750-3470
Wheeler County website »

York County

510 Lincoln Ave.
York , Nebraska
68467

Phone: (402) 362-7759
Fax: (402) 362-7558
York County website »