Skip to: Page Content | Menu Bar | Main Navigation | Search | Page Footer

Who May Perform Marriage Ceremonies in Nebraska

Nebraska State Statute 42-108 states, "Every judge, retired judge, clerk magistrate, or retired clerk magistrate, and every preacher of the gospel authorized by the usages of the church to which he or she belongs to solemnize marriages, may perform the marriage ceremony in this state."

Judges who perform marriage ceremonies include:

  • Judge Matthew L. Acton (County Court): matthewlacton@hotmail.com
    Judge Acton performs ceremonies after 5:00 pm on weekdays or on weekends.
  • Judge Daniel Beckwith (Retired): (402)953-8792 or danieljbeckwith@gmail.com
  • Judge Mark Buchholz (Retired): (402)489-3140
  • Judge John Hoffert (Worker's Compensation Court): (402)471-3512 or hoffd@neb.rr.com
    Judge Hoffert performs ceremonies after 5:00 pm on weekdays or on weekends.
  • Judge Gale Pokorny (County Court): (402)441-8988 (you may need to leave a voicemail message).
    Judge Pokorny performs ceremonies at the Hall of Justice at 575 S. 10th Street, 2nd Floor, Lincoln, NE.
  • Judge Laureen Van Norman (Worker's Compensation Court): (402)471-3600
  • Judge Laurie Yardley (County Court): (402)730-3839 or ljyardley@neb.rr.com
    Judge Yardley performs ceremonies after 5:00 pm on weekdays or on weekends.

PLEASE NOTE: An appointment with a judge must be made prior to your wedding and a fee will be charged.

Bookmark and Share