Credentials of Ordination

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The Vital Records Office is now located in the Plato Building

Credentials of ordination is available by mail or appointment.

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 in person

File by mail