Marriage License Info

Requirements for a marriage license to be issued in Thomas County

  1. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age.  You cannot marry in Nebraska if you are under 17.  Parental consent is required for applicants who are 17 to 18 years of age.  The parental forms are available at the County Clerk’s office.  Consent to Minor Form
  2. Both applicants must appear together at the County Clerk’s office during regular office hours.
  3. Identification required:
    • a. Photo ID (valid driver’s license from the U.S. state, Nebraska ID card) AND birth certificate or
    • b. Passport AND photo ID
  4. Provide the full names and birthplaces of the bride and groom.
  5. Provide the full names and birthplaces of both parents.  (including maiden names)
  6. The bride and groom shall provide their Social Security numbers, if they have one.  Applicants who do not have a Social Security number must complete a form provided by the Clerk asserting they do not have a Social Security number.
  7. If there were any previous marriages we will need to know how they ended (divorce, annulment or death) and the date the divorce was final or the date of death.  If there is a previous divorce, a new license will not be issued and you cannot remarry until at least six (6) months and one (1) day have passed from the date of the Decree was signed by the Judge and filed with the District Court.
  8. Marriage license are good for one year from the date of issuance.  Therefore, they have to be married within that year or they need to apply again.
  9. A couple may apply for their license in any county in Nebraska and use it to be married in any Nebraska county.
  10. The worksheet needed in the Thomas County Clerk’s office can be found here.  Worksheet

To receive a certified marriage license for a marriage license issued in Thomas County, send a $9.00 check or money order and the following information:

  • Name of groom
  • Name of bride (including maiden name)
  • Month, day and year of marriage

Mail to:

Thomas County Clerk
P.O. Box 226
Thedford, NE  69166


The fee for a marriage license is $25.

The fee for a certified copy of marriage license is $9. 


Marriage License Worksheet

Consent to Minor Form