Marriage officiant credential filing

File you "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 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 form (PDF) 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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