The Office of Vital Records is the official repository for Nebraska Marriage Records along with Divorce (Dissolution of Marriage), Birth and Death. This office reports into the Public Health Division at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHSS). By state law, marriage records are considered classified. Access to this information is restricted to the subjects of the records, their descendents or legal representative for a legal purpose. Only records of marriages that occurred from January 1909 onwards are maintained.
The general public, however, can access Nebraska Marriage Records for genealogy purpose after 50 years from the date stated on the Marriage Certificate. Each copy costs $11, payable by check or money order to the Vital Records Office. The fee for the search will be kept if no record is found. Applications must be accompanied by a copy of the requestor’s valid identification. For marriage information dated before 1909, the County Clerk of the county where the marriage license was granted or the State Historical Society should be contacted.