Nebraska Marriage Laws

Nebraska Outline

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

500 W 4th Street
Hastings, Nebraska

Adams County website »

Antelope County

501 Main Street
Neligh, Nebraska

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

Arthur County

205 Fir St
Arthur, Nebraska

Arthur County website »

Banner County

206 College St
Harrisburg, Nebraska

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

Blaine County

145 Lincoln Ave
Brewster, Nebraska

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

Boone County

222 S 4th St
Albion, Nebraska

Phone: (402) 395-2055
Fax: (402) 395-8531
Boone County website »

Box Butte County

515 Box Butte Ave. #203
Alliance, Nebraska

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

Boyd County

401 Thayer St
Butte, Nebraska

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

Brown County

148 West 4th Street
Ainsworth, Nebraska

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

Buffalo County

1512 Central Avenue
Kearney, Nebraska

Phone: (308) 236-1226
Fax: (308) 236-1223
Buffalo County website »

Burt County

111 North 13th Street
Tekamah, Nebraska

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

Butler County

451 N 5th St
David City, Nebraska

Phone: (402) 367-7430
Fax: (402) 367-7436
Butler County website »

Cass County

346 Main Street, #202
Plattsmouth, Nebraska

Phone: (402) 296-9300
Fax: (402) 296-9332
Cass County website »

Cedar County

101 S Broadway Avenue
Hartington, Nebraska

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

Chase County

921 Broadway Street
Imperial, Nebraska

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

Cherry County

365 N Main Street, #5
Valentine, Nebraska

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

Cheyenne County

1000 10th Avenue
Sidney, Nebraska

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

Clay County

111 West Fairfield Street
Clay Center, Nebraska

Phone: (402) 762-3463
Fax: (402) 762-3468
Clay County website »

Colfax County

411 E 11th Street
Schuyler, Nebraska

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

Cuming County

200 S Lincoln Street, Rm 100
West Point, Nebraska

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

Custer County

431 S 10th Street
Broken Bow, Nebraska

Phone: (308) 872-5701
Fax: (308) 872-6139
Custer County website »

Dakota County

1601 Broadway Street
Dakota City, Nebraska

Dakota County website »

Dawes County

451 Main Street
Chadron, Nebraska

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

Dawson County

700 N Washington Street
Lexington, Nebraska

Phone: (308) 324-2127
Fax: (308) 324-9832
Dawson County website »

Deuel County

718 3rd Street
Chappell, Nebraska

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

Dixon County

302 W 3rd Street
Ponca, Nebraska

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

Dodge County

435 N Park
Fremont, Nebraska

Phone: (402) 737-2767
Fax: (402) 727-2764
Dodge County website »

Douglas County

1819 Farnam Street, Room H-08
Omaha, Nebraska

Douglas County website »

Dundy County

102 7th Avenue West
Benkelman, Nebraska

Dundy County website »

Fillmore County

900 G Street
Geneva, Nebraska

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

Franklin County

405 15th Avenue
Franklin, Nebraska

Franklin County website »

Frontier County

1 Wellington Street
Stockville, Nebraska

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

Furnas County

912 R Street
Beaver City, Nebraska

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

Gage County

612 Grant St., PO Box 429
Beatrice, Nebraska

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

Garden County

611 Main Street
Oshkosh, Nebraska

Phone: (308) 772-3924
Fax: (308) 772-9926
Garden County website »

Garfield County

250 S 8th Ave
Burwell, Nebraska

Phone: (308) 346-4123
Fax: (308) 346-4069
Garfield County website »

Gosper County

507 Smith Ave
Elwood, Nebraska

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

Grant County

105 E Harrison St / PO Box 139
Hyannis, Nebraska

Grant County website »

Greeley County

101 South Kildare Street
Greeley, Nebraska

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

Hall County

121 South Pine Street
Grand Island, Nebraska

Hall County website »

Hamilton County

1111 13th St. Suite 1
Aurora, Nebraska

Hamilton County website »

Harlan County

706 2nd St.
Alma, Nebraska

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

Hayes County

505 Troth Street
Hayes Center, Nebraska

Hayes County website »

Hitchcock County

229 E. D St.
Trenton, Nebraska

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

Holt County

204 N 4th St.
O'Neill, Nebraska

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

Hooker County

303 NW 1st St.
Mullen, Nebraska

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

Howard County

612 Indian Street
St. Paul, Nebraska

Phone: (308) 754-4343
Fax: (308) 754-4266
Howard County website »

Jefferson County

411 4th Street
Fairbury, Nebraska

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

Johnson County

351 Broadway St.
Tecumseh, Nebraska

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

Kearney County

424 N. Colorado
Minden, Nebraska

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

Keith County

511 North Spruce St Room 102
Ogallala, Nebraska

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

Keya Paha County

301 Courthouse Dr.
Springview, Nebraska

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

Kimball County

114 E 3rd St, Ste 6
Kimball, Nebraska

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

Knox County

206 Main St.
Center, Nebraska

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

Lancaster County

1033 "O" Street, Suite 130
Lincoln, Nebraska

Lancaster County website »

Lincoln County

301 N Jeffers, Room 101
North Platte, Nebraska

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

Logan County

317 Main Street
Stapleton, Nebraska

Phone: (308) 636-2677
Fax: (308) 636-2678
Logan County website »

Loup County

408 4th St.
Taylor, Nebraska

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

Madison County

1313 N. Main St.
Madison, Nebraska

Madison County website »

McPherson County

505 Anderson St.
Tryon, Nebraska

McPherson County website »

Merrick County

1510 18th St.
Central City, Nebraska

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

Morrill County

402 G St.
Bridgeport, Nebraska

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

Nance County

209 Esther St
Fullerton, Nebraska

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

Nemaha County

1824 N Street Ste 201
Auburn, Nebraska

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

Nuckolls County

150 S. Main St.
Nelson, Nebraska

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

Otoe County

1021 Central Avenue
Nebraska City, Nebraska

Otoe County website »

Pawnee County

625 6th St.
Pawnee, Nebraska

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

Perkins County

200 Lincoln Ave.
Grant, Nebraska

Phone: (308) 352-7560
Fax: (308) 352-7562
Perkins County website »

Phelps County

715 5th Ave
Holdrege, Nebraska

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

Pierce County

111 W. Court St., Room 1
Pierce, Nebraska

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

Platte County

2610 14th Street
Columbus, Nebraska

Phone: (402) 563-4904
Fax: (402) 564-4164
Platte County website »

Polk County

400 Hawkeye Street
Osceola, Nebraska

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

Red Willow County

502 Norris Ave.
McCook, Nebraska

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

Richardson County

1700 Stone St
Falls City, Nebraska

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

Rock County

400 State Street
Bassett, Nebraska

Phone: (402) 684-3933
Fax: (402) 684-2741
Rock County website »

Saline County

215 S Court
Wilber, Nebraska

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

Sarpy County

1210 Golden Gate Drive #1250
Papillion, Nebraska

Phone: (402) 593-4155
Fax: (402) 593-4471
Sarpy County website »

Saunders County

433 N Chestnut St Suite 300
Wahoo, Nebraska

Phone: (402) 443-8101
Fax: (402) 443-8174
Saunders County website »

Scotts Bluff County

1825 10th Street
Gering, Nebraska

Scotts Bluff County website »

Seward County

529 Seward Street, P.O. Box 190
Seward, Nebraska

Seward County website »

Sheridan County

303 East 2nd Street
Rushville, Nebraska

Sheridan County website »

Sherman County

630 O St.
Loup City, Nebraska

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

Sioux County

325 Main St.
Harrison, Nebraska

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

Stanton County

804 Ivy St. PO Box 347
Stanton, Nebraska

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

Thayer County

225 N. 4th St. Room 201
Hebron, Nebraska

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

Thomas County

503 Main St.
Thedford, Nebraska

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

Thurston County

106 5th St.
Pender, Nebraska

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

Valley County

125 S 15th St.
Ord, Nebraska

Valley County website »

Washington County

1555 Colfax St.
Blair, Nebraska

Washington County website »

Wayne County

510 Pearl St. Suite 5
Wayne, Nebraska

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

Webster County

Webster County Clerk PO Box 250
Red Cloud, Nebraska

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

Wheeler County

3rd & Main
Barlett, Nebraska

Wheeler County website »

York County

510 Lincoln Ave
York, Nebraska

York County website »