Marriage officiant credential filing

For a 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 and must file their "officiant credentials" with a Minnesota county. Once this is done, marriages may be performed anywhere in the State of Minnesota.

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How to file

How to file

Filing may be done by mail or in person at any Hennepin County Service Center location. Make an appointment for a shorter wait time.

In person

Bring the following items

  • Your completed certificate of filing (PDF) form
  • Your credentials of license or ordination; or a statement of marriage authority from a spiritual authority (a copy will be kept)
  • Proper ID (such as a driver's license or passport) verifying your name on the credentials and the certificate of filing form
  • $5.50 fee

By mail

Submit the items listed below to

Director of Licensing – Vital Records
Hennepin County Government Center
300 S 6th St. A-025
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0026

  • Your completed certificate of filing (PDF) form with your signature notarized
  • A copy of your credentials of license or ordination; or a statement of marriage authority from a spiritual authority (copy will be kept)
  • $5.50 fee

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