Courthouse Ceremonies/List of Judges

Nebraska Revised 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.

The County Clerk's Office is unable to advise couples regarding officiant qualifications.

List of Judges to Perform Marriage Ceremonies

Judges who perform marriage ceremonies include:

NOTE: An appointment must be made directly with a judge prior to the ceremony
and a fee will be charged.
NAMEPHONEEMAILAVAILABILITY
Judge Matthew Acton
Lancaster County Court
402-318-2884matthewlacton@hotmail.comWeekdays after 5:00pm
Weekends
Judge Daniel Beckwith
Retired
402-983-8792danieljbeckwith@gmaill.com

Contact for availability
Judge Mark Buchholz
Retired
402-489-3140NoneContact for availability
Judge Joe Dalton
Lancaster County Court
402-441-7274joe.dalton@nebraska.govWeekdays after 5:00pm
Weekends
Judge John Hoffert
NE Worker's Compensation Court
402-471-3512deb.j.hoffert@gmail.comWeekdays after 5:00pm
Weekends
Judge Tim Phillips
Lancaster County Court
402-441-7881
402-441-7822
NoneContact for availability
Judge Laureen Van Norman
Retired
402-450-9596vannorman.laureen@gmail.comContact for availability
Judge Laurie Yardley
Lancaster County Court
402-730-3839LJYardley575@gmail.comWeekdays after 5:00pm
Weekends