Marriage Certificate Application Process

Status Update – 07/01/2021

Currently we are operating on a hybrid customer service model. What does that mean? At this time, all driver’s license and identification card transactions are required to have an appointment for service.  This includes renewals, duplicates for an address or name change, lost or stolen licenses, and upgrades to Real or Enhanced DL/IDs. Upgrades to Real ID or Enhanced ID do require additional documentation.

All other services such as tabs, title transfers, disability certificates, duplicate titles, marriage license applications, birth/death/marriage certificates (along with additional deputy registrar services) can be processed by one of the following methods: 

  • Standby service: add your name to our standby list either from home or once you are in the building. Our system will inform you of your place in line. Availability is subject to current capacity limits and you must be in the building when your name is called in order to be served. Add your name to our standby list (starts daily at 8am)
  • Via drop box (located in the circular drive on Atwood St between 4th and 5th Avenues) or mail.  Please ensure that all transactions have a phone number enclosed. Your request will be processed in the order it was received and returned via mail.

Questions? Call or reach out to us via email at customerservicevm@co.scott.mn.us. We have staff ready and available to answer your questions from 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday.

Construction update 05/05/2021:

We have moved to our temporary location. Please use the map below to find places to park.

(*note – the drop box is located in the circular driveway off of Atwood St.)

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Marriage certificates are on file in Scott County only if the applicants applied for their marriage license in Scott County. If the application was made in another county, contact that county or use the MOMS website to obtain a marriage certificate.
 

Option 1: Apply via email


 
Send an email to customerservicevm@co.scott.mn.us that includes the following information:
 
  • Full names of both applicants
  • Applicant's name before marriage (if changed)
  • Date of marriage
  • Correct fees (see below)
  • Your return address

Ensure your daytime contact information is provided in the body of the email. Applications without contact information cannot be processed.  Staff will call you at the time of processing to obtain credit/debit information. A 2.49% service fee is assessed on all credit/debit transactions. Your request will be processed within 24 hours and your certificate(s) will be mailed to the address provided in the email.



Option 2: Request by mail or drop box

  

Simply write a short note and include the following information (there is no application form needed):
 
  • Full names of both applicants
  • Applicant's name before marriage (if changed)
  • Date of marriage
  • Correct fees (see below)
  • Your return address
 
Mail  or drop off in our drop box with check made out to Scott County to:

Scott County Government Center
Attn: Customer Service
200 Fourth Avenue West
Shakopee, MN 55379
 
Do not send cash. 


Option 3: Apply in person


Use our standby list to apply in person


Cost

The fee is $9 for each certified copy requested.  
 
You can pay with cash, check (payable to Scott County) or credit card. If you pay with a credit card you will be paying a 2.45% convenience fee.

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