Requirements for a marriage license to be issued
in Butler County.
- The fee for a Marriage License is $25.00
- Both applicants must be at least 17 years of age. In the State
of Nebraska you can not marry if you are under 17.
- Parental or Guardian consent is required for applicants who
are under age 19. The consent forms are available at the County
Clerk's office. ( The Parent or Guardian also has to show valid
- Both applicants must present a valid Photo ID (such as a valid
State issued Drivers License, ID Card, or valid Passport. We will accept any one of these).
- Both applicants must provide a Certified Birth Certificate.
If the Birth Certificate is a foreign Birth Certificate it needs
to be translated and notarized. ( We will need both the original
and the translated copy.)
- Social Security numbers for both applicants. (Must bring the
original cards with them) If no Social Security # you will need
to sign an affidavit stating so.
- If either applicant has a previous marriage, you will need to
know the date the marriage ended. (Date of divorce decree or date
- There are no blood tests required in the State of Nebraska.
- Marriage licenses are good for one (1) year from the date of
- The applicants may apply for their marriage license in any county
in Nebraska and use it to be married in any county in Nebraska.
- There is no waiting period.
- To be married by the County Court Magistrate, you may call the
County Court (402-367-7480) to schedule an appointment.
The County Clerk's Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except
on legal holidays. It does take 15-20 minutes to prepare the license.
Please allow yourself ample time for the license to be prepared.
To receive a certified marriage license for a marriage
license issued in Butler County, send a $9.00 check or money order and
the following information:
- Name of groom / Party A
- Name of bride / Party B
- Month/Year of marriage
(You must have received your marriage
license in Butler County for us to send you a certified copy).
Butler County Clerk
451 N 5th St
David City, NE 68632