Who May Perform Marriage Ceremonies in Nebraska

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:

  • Judge Matthew L. Acton (County Court)
    Phone: 402-318-2884
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    • Judge Acton performs ceremonies after 5 p.m. on weekdays or on weekends.
  • Judge Daniel Beckwith (Retired)
    Phone: 402-953-8792
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  • Judge Mark Buchholz (Retired)
    Phone: 402-489-3140
  • Judge John Hoffert (Worker's Compensation Court)
    Phone: 402-471-3512
    Email Judge Hoffert
    • Judge Hoffert performs ceremonies after 5 p.m. on weekdays or on weekends.
  • Judge Tim Phillips (County Court)
    Phone: 402-441-7881 or 402-441-7822
  • Judge Laureen Van Norman (Retired)
    Phone: 402-450-9596
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  • Judge Laurie Yardley (County Court)
    Phone: 402-730-3839
    Email Judge Yardley
    • Judge Yardley performs ceremonies after 5 p.m. on weekdays or on weekends.

Please note: An appointment must be made directly with a judge prior to your ceremony and a fee will be charged.