The Dawes County Clerk is responsible for issuing Marriage Licenses.
Applying for a License
Download the Marriage License Worksheet
In order to apply for a Marriage License you must fill out the Marriage License Worksheet (link above) and turn it in to the County Clerk. Both applicants must be present when turning in the sheet.
Marriage Quick Facts
||Photo ID, Social Security Number, Parent’s full names and birthplaces
||you do not have to be a resident of Nebraska
||You need to provide the date your previous marriage ended (Court date or date of death). You may need to wait six months before getting remarried.
|Common Law Marriage
|Same Sex Marriage
||A certified copy of your birth certificate and a notarized consent form must be signed by the person’s legal guardian giving consent to the marriage of the minor. Nebraska will not issue a marriage license if either applicant is under 17 years of age
||Any ordained minister, and all judges, including retired judges, and clerk magistrates. Officiants do not have to reside in Nebraska, and they do not have to register with the state.
||Two witnesses are required to be present at your marriage ceremony
||$10.00 1st page
$6.00 additional pages
plus copy fees
$0.50 per attachment
|Copy of Veteran Records
||Free through VA Office
|Certified Copy of Instrument
||$1.50 plus copy fee
|Copy of Marriage License*
|*Only for Marriage Licenses Issued in Dawes County
Any Instrument presented for recording must have 3 inches at top for recording.
Incorrect fees will cause the instrument to be returned.
Dawes County does not maintain charge accounts for recording purposes.
STATE CERTIFIED COPIES
Below are PDF forms to request certified birth and death certificates as well as marriage license. Please click on the appropriate form and fill out to send to the state.
State Certified Birth Certificate
State Certified Death Certificate
State Certified Marriage License