Marriage Licenses

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 License Application Process



If you purchase a marriage license in Minnesota you must get married in Minnesota. There is no waiting period for a license, it will be issued to you immediately.  Your license is valid for six months.
    
Print the Marriage Application (PDF), fill it out completely, sign and submit it to us with a copy of your identification (driver's license, ID card, or passport).  The application and ID documents can be submitted by standby list only. 

Remember to Submit


   
  • If one of the applicants cannot appear, print and complete this form, have it notarized, and bring with to the appointment.  Supplemental Application Form


Cost


  • Regular Fee: $115
  • Reduced Fee: $40  with reduced fee Educator's Statement (must be submitted at the time of application)

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.

Additional Information


A marriage must be witnessed by two adults (16 or older), you are not required to be a Minnesota Resident.

Make sure all info is correct on application. Once the marriage certificate is filed, no corrections can be made without a court order.
  
Looking for someone to perform your ceremony?
    Here is a list of judges and marriage officiants who perform ceremonies in Scott County.