Marriage License Info


We issue marriage licenses from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 


Requirements for a marriage license to be issued in Merrick County.

  1. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age. You cannot marry in Nebraska if you are under 17. 
  2. 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.
  3. One form of identification is required such as a valid driver’s license, current photo I.D. or passport.
  4. Provide the full names and birthplaces of the bride and groom.
  5. Provide the full names and birthplaces of both parents.  (including maiden names)
  6. The bride and groom must provide their Social Security Numbers, if they have one.  Applicants who do not have a Social Security Number must complete a form provided by the Clerk asserting they do not have a Social Security Number.
  7. If there was a previous marriage, we will need to know the date the marriage ended.  (Date of divorce decree or date of death).
  8. No blood test is required.
  9. Marriage Licenses are good for one year from the date of issuance.  Therefore, they have to be married within that year or they need to apply again.
  10. A couple may apply for their license in any county in Nebraska and use it to be married in any Nebraska county.

To receive a certified marriage license for a marriage license issued in Merrick County, send a $9.00 check or money order and the following information:

  • Name of groom
  • Name of bride (including maiden name)
  • Month, day and year of marriage

(Must have been issued in Merrick County for us to send a copy)

Mail to:

Merrick County Clerk
PO Box 27
Central City, NE 68826



The fee for a marriage license is $25.00.

A Certified Copy of a Marriage Record is $9.00.