Are there age requirements for marriage?

Applicants must be 19 years or older to marry in the State of Nebraska without consent.

Applicants that are 17 or 18 years old must have parental consent (PDF). Anyone 16 or younger cannot marry in Nebraska.

Nebraska State Statute 43-105 In order to marry in Nebraska, both parties must be a minimum age of seventeen and minors must have parental consent to marry. Parental consent may be provided by : 1) either of the parents, if the parents are living together; 2) the parent having legal custody, if the parents are living apart from each other; 3) the surviving parent, if one is deceased; or 4) the minors guardian if both parents are deceased or if the guardian has legal and actual custody of the minor. ’42-105.

Nebraska State Statute 43-2101 All persons under nineteen years of age are declared to be minors, but in case any person marries under the age of nineteen years, his or her minority ends.

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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?