Marriage License Application
The Fee for a Marriage License is $15.00. Applicants may
prepay for a certified copy for an additional $5.00. The
certified copy is required for the Bride to change her name
on her driver's license and for social security records to
- One form of current unexpired identification is
required-such as a photo ID, driver’s license or passport.
- Photo ID
A photo ID or driver's license including CDL's, learners
permits and provisional operator’s license which contains
the name and date of birth along with recognizable
photograph. This will work as long as the license is not
mutilated or altered and that signatures match.
A U.S. passport, which contains your name, date of birth and
A foreign passport containing name, date of birth,
- Note: Statute 42-104 states "Each party shall present
satisfactory documentary proof and shall swear or affirm to
the application giving: (1) Full name of each applicant and
residents: and (2) the place, date and year of birth of
each." It is customary in this office to require a photo ID
as "satisfactory documentary proof" of identity such as a
driver's licenses, state id's, & passports. A birth
certificate by itself cannot positively establish identity.
security numbers of Bride and Groom, if no Social Security
number then applicant must sign affidavit in front of county
clerk or deputy county clerk.
must supply the names of their parents (including mother's
maiden name), and their parent's birthplace (City and State
or foreign country).
- 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. If either applicant
is under 17 years of age, a license cannot be issued in the
State of Nebraska.
- The Marriage
License is good for one year from the date of issuance
anywhere in Nebraska. Your Marriage license must be obtained
in the State in which you will be married. However, a
license issued in one county in Nebraska can be used in any
county in Nebraska.
- There is no
- To be
married by the County Court Magistrate you may call the
County Court (402-329-6245) to schedule an appointment.
- All Marriage
Licenses obtained in Nebraska are public record.
- Plan on a
half hour to complete the marriage license and our hours are
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (If it later than 4:15 p.m. you will
need to make an appointment ahead of time with the County
To receive a copy or a certified copy of a Pierce County
Marriage License you will need the following information:
- $1.00 for a copy picked up at the Clerk’s Office ($2.00
for a copy to be mailed)
- $5.00 for a certified copy
- Name of Groom & Bride (including maiden name)
- Date of marriage
- Must be issued from Pierce County to receive a copy
For a Certified Copy please mail a Check or Money Order
Pierce County Clerk
111 W. Court Street, Room #1
Pierce, NE 68767