Marriage Licenses

COVID-19 Status Update - 7/10/2020 12:00 PM

We are now accepting in person appointments for marriage license applications.  

Online Scheduling
If you purchase a marriage license in Minnesota you must get married in Minnesota. There is no waiting period for a license, it will be issued to you immediately.  Your license is valid for six months.
Marriage Application Instructions (PDF) 
Print the Marriage Application (PDF), fill it out completely, sign and submit it to us with a copy of your identification (driver's license, ID card, or passport).  The application and ID documents can be submitted in multiple ways- Please follow the submission instructions listed in the marriage application instructions document. 

Remember to Submit

  • If one of the applicants cannot appear, print and complete this form, have it notarized, and bring with to the appointment.  Supplemental Application Form


  • Regular Fee: $115
  • Reduced Fee: $40  with reduced fee Educator's Statement (must be submitted at the time of application)

You can pay with check (payable to Scott County) or credit card. If you pay with a credit card you will be paying a 2.45% convenience fee.

Additional Information

A marriage must be witnessed by two adults (16 or older), you are not required to be a Minnesota Resident.

Make sure all info is correct on application. Once the marriage certificate is filed, no corrections can be made without a court order.
Looking for someone to perform your ceremony?
    Here is a list of judges and marriage officiants who perform ceremonies in Scott County.