How to file Prepare application Complete a certificate of filing for marriage officiant form (PDF, 1MB). Print but do not sign the application. Get your signature on the application notarized (e-notarization is acceptable). Get 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.) Gather your application, copies of documents and a $30 check or money order made out to Hennepin County Treasurer. Application processes Submit your application, documents and payment by mail in or drop-off. Mail in Submit the items listed above to: Director of licensing – Vital records Hennepin County Government Center 300 S Sixth St, MC-026 Minneapolis, MN 55487-0026 Drop-off Drop the items listed at one of our drop off locations. In person Schedule an appointment, or come in to one of our locations. Walk-in services and wait time depend on staffing. Processing times Regular processing Orders will be processed in 2–3 weeks of receipt. Faster processing Orders will be processed in 5–7 business days of receipt You must include an additional $20 and write "Expedite" on the envelope Order status If it's been over four (4) weeks since you ordered use our vital records order inquiry form. Fee $30.00 Payment options Additional information If you cannot use a remote option, please schedule an appointment. For information on an unauthorized person performing ceremony, see Minnesota Statute 517.15. For information on state requirements on civil marriages, see Minnesota Statute 517.04. For information on ministerial credentials, see Minnesota Statute 517.05.