Can a customer get an official copy of a marriage license from the County Clerk's office?

Since 1987, County Clerks have submitted marriage records to the state, currently to the Bureau of Vital Statistics. State records retention guidelines provide that records of marriages entered into between 1909 and 1986 may be disposed of at the discretion of the County Clerk and there is no statutory requirement that records after 1987 be maintained in any fashion in the county.

The Sarpy County Clerk does, however, retain copies of these marriage records (1987 to current) and makes them available for a $9 fee for certified copies. These certified copies may be used for all legal purposes. The Application for Marriage Record (PDF) may be downloaded for your convenience. Follow the instructions on this form and mail to the address listed.

You may also obtain official state-certified copies of marriage licenses for the years 1908 to current from the Bureau of Vital Statistics. The fee for such copies is $16. Copies of marriage licenses issued prior to 1908 may be obtained from the Nebraska State Historical Society.

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1. Is there a waiting period before remarriage after a divorce?
2. Are there age requirements for marriage?
3. Must Social Security Numbers be included on the Application?
4. Do we need a license to renew our vows?
5. Are rubella tests for female applicants required?
6. If a foreign birth certificate is presented as proof of age and the parties claim to be of age, must that document be accepted?
7. Can minors be witnesses?
8. Must a minister be a resident of or certified in Nebraska?
9. What elements are required in the marriage ceremony?
10. Are same-sex marriages allowed?
11. Are common law marriages accepted in the state?
12. Can a customer get an official copy of a marriage license from the County Clerk's office?
13. Are prenuptial agreements allowed in Nebraska?