Marriage Licenses

Apply for a Marriage License at the Recorder’s Office (on first floor of the courthouse).
  • Completed application must be signed by both parties.  If one person cannot appear in person to sign, we will provide a copy that may be signed before a notary.
  • Social Security numbers will be needed to apply.
  • Please bring picture IDs (driver's license, passport, or state identification card)
The marriage license is valid for 6 months.

There is a portion of the license that must be returned to the Recorder's office no later than five days after the ceremony.  We will then issue a Certificate of Marriage.


  • Marriage License Fee is $115
  • Proof of premarital education counseling reduces the fee to $40 (must be submitted in format required by Minnesota statutes.  See MS 517.08, Subdivision 1b (b))