Credentials of Ordination

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Service alert - COVID-19

Vital Records is currently closed for walk-up credentials of ordination. We will continue to process credentials of ordination requests by mail and staff will be available by telephone at 651-266-1333.

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For an ordained person (both Minnesota residents and non-residents) to be authorized to perform marriage ceremonies in Minnesota, the person must:

  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • File their credentials of license or ordination with a Minnesota county.

Once this is complete, marriages may be performed anywhere in the State of Minnesota.  

File credentials by mail