Declaration of Marriage
You must prepare you own “Declaration of Marriage”. It may be typed or handwritten. Your Declaration of Marriage must be one-sided, on 8 ½” x 11” or 8 ½” x 14” paper size and must include the following information for both the Bride and Groom.
How to Prepare Your Declaration of Marriage:
Below you will see a list of what the requirements are to prepare you Declaration of Marriage.
Use these two downloadable samples of a Declaration of Marriage as a guideline. We recommend downloading the MS Word Document and editing on your computer.
Your Declaration of Marriage Must Include:
- Full Names
- Current Age
- Residences of the parties
- Father’s First, Middle and Last Names and City and State of residence
- Mother’s First, Middle and Maiden Name and City and State of residence
- The fact of marriage (Date you are declaring your Marriage)
- A statement that both parties are legally competent to enter into the marriage contract
- Signature lines for the Bride, Groom and two Witnesses
(Do not sign until instructed by the Clerk)
The declaration must be subscribed by the parties and attested by at least two witnesses and formally acknowledged before the Clerk of the District Court of the County.
You may use the following as an example of the Clerk’s formal acknowledgment:
Subscribed and Sworn to before Me
This ______ Day of _________, 20____
Susan Farmer, Clerk of District Court
for Lincoln County
You Will Also Need Proof Of:
- A Rubella blood test, or
- a statement regarding sterilization signed by a physician, or
- Both parties may read and sign an “Informed Consent/Waiver of Requirement of Blood Test for Rubella Immunity”
(This form is currently only available in our office)
- One of the above is a requirement for all females under 50 years of age.