Marriage officiant credential filing

File your "officiant credentials" with us to be able to perform marriages anywhere in Minnesota. Even non-Minnesota residents can file.

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Qualifications

All individuals performing marriages in Minnesota must be at least 21 and provide documentation of officiant credentials. The credentials must include:

  • A signature by an official with the authority to do so, and
  • Language stating you have ministerial credentials or are otherwise authorized to perform marriages

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 form (PDF)
  • Your original 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

Gather the following items:

  • Your completed certificate of filing form (PDF) with your signature notarized (e-notarizations are not accepted at this time).
  • A readable photocopy of your credentials of license or ordination; or a statement of marriage authority from a spiritual authority. (Do not send originals. Submitted credentials will not be returned.)
  • $5.50 fee

Submit the items listed above to:

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

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