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Marriage Licenses

Marriage License Information
A link to a marriage license worksheet is included on this webpage. This may be completed, printed and brought to the County Clerk’s Office. Marriage licenses are issued in Keith County from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Marriage Licenses cannot be issued after 3:30PM, the office is open over the noon hour.)
Requirements for a marriage license:
  • $25.00 fee
  • Both applicants must be at least 17 years of age. You cannot marry in the State of Nebraska if you are under 17.
  • Parental consent is required for applicants who are 17 or 18 years of age. The parental consent forms are available at the County Clerk’s Office.
  • Presenting photo identification is required. Examples include:
    • A Driver’s License from any of the 50 states
    • Nebraska ID card
    • U.S. Passport
    • U.S. Military Card
    • Foreign Passport
    • Proof of citizenship or immigration status is neither relevant nor required.
    • A social security card is required, if a number has been issued to the applicant. The issuance of a social security number to either applicant is not required to obtain a Marriage License.
    • Birthplace of bride and groom.
    • Full names and birthplaces of both parents.
    • If any applicant had a previous marriage, the date the marriage ended is required. (6 months and 1 day from the date the marriage ended is required before the applicant can apply for another marriage license.)
    • Licenses are good for 1 year from the date of issuance.
    • A couple may apply for their license in any county in Nebraska and use it to be married in any other Nebraska county.

Marriage License Worksheet

To receive a copy or a certified copy of a Keith County Marriage License you will need the following information:
  • $9.00 for a certified copy.
  • Name of Groom and Bride (including maiden name).
  • Date of marriage.
  • Must be issued from Keith County to receive a copy.
Name Change Information
Once you are married you may need to make changes to your name, insurance coverage, driver’s license, etc. Typically a certified copy of your marriage license will be required to make these changes. You can get a certified copy of your marriage license from the office where you obtained your marriage license.  For more information, please click HERE.
Marriage License Certified Copy Request