Marriage Licenses

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The Vital Records Office is now located in the Plato Building.

Marriage licenses must be requested in-person.

  • A marriage license must be purchased before getting married and must be used within six months or it will expire.
  • A license purchased in Minnesota is valid only in Minnesota and cannot be used in any other state.


  • Applicants must be 18 years of age to obtain a license (without parental consent). Be prepared to present valid identification. 
  • Both parties must be present to apply for a marriage license. If one party cannot be present, they must provide a notarized Supplemental Marriage License Application (PDF) and a completed, notarized Marriage License Application.
  • Each applicant must provide: full legal name, address, telephone numbers and social security numbers (if they have one). 
  • Each applicant must provide after-marriage name(s) and address.


Apply for a marriage license

Civil marriage ceremonies

Minor marriage (under 18 years of age)

Legal name change