Licenses

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. Please do not sign the application until you are asked to do so at the service center. Your license is valid for six months.
  
Print the Marriage Application (PDF), fill it out and bring it into one of the Scott County service centers. Both parties should be present. If one of the parties is not present a Supplemental Application (PDF) will be required. The supplemental application must be notarized.
 

Application Process


 
Apply in person at one of our Customer Service Center
    

Remember to Bring


  
  • The printed application filled out.
  • Valid photo identification such as a drivers license, state ID, passport or naturalization certificate.
  • Supplemental Application (PDF) (if only one party is present.)
  • If you went through 12 hours of marriage counseling bring the reduced fee Educator’s Statement Sample (PDF). (Please note this a sample for your reference only.)

Cost


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

You must pay by cash or check made payable to Scott County. We do not accept debit or
credit cards at this time.

Additional Information


A marriage must be witnessed by two adults (16 or older), you are not required to be a Minnesota Resident.
 
Looking for someone to perform your ceremony?
    Here is a list of judges and marriage officiants who perform ceremonies in Scott County.

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