Minnesota Official Marriage System

Minnesota Marriage License Application

A Minnesota marriage license can be obtained using this website from any county listed. The marriage license can be used anywhere in Minnesota, but must be returned to the county the license was purchased in. To obtain a marriage license from a county not listed, contact the county directly.

To obtain your marriage license to get married in Minnesota:

List of participating counties

  1. Complete and Submit the online application.
  2. Within 90 days, both applicants need to appear in person at a participating Local Vital Records Office to sign the application, show ID and pay the license fee.

Important Notes – Contact your Local Vital Records Office for details:

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older to apply for a Marriage License.
  • If you have a felony conviction on your record and want to change your name, there is a 30-day waiting period starting when the appropriate authorities are served notice.
  • Safe at Home participants are not allowed to use this online marriage application. You must apply in person with a Local Vital Records Office. For more information, go to Safe at Home.
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