COVID-19 Status Update - 4/6/2020 10:30AM

Effective today (April 6), Scott County Customer Service will again be accepting transactions through the drop boxes for tabs, title transfers, disability certificates, duplicate titles and other deputy registrar services. This does not include driver’s license and marriage license applications, as face-to-face transactions are still prohibited.

Please ensure that all transactions left in the drop boxes have a phone number enclosed. Requests will be processed within 24 hours and returned via mail.

Please follow us on Facebook to see our step by step videos on how to process transactions during a building closure. Questions? You can also reach out to us via email or call 952-496-8432. We have staff ready and available to answer your questions from 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday.

We apologize for the rapid change in information, but we thank you for your understanding and patience during this difficult time. We appreciate your business.

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.
Marriage Application Instructions (PDF) 
Print the Marriage Application (PDF), fill it out and bring it into the Scott County service center. 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.)


  • Regular Fee: $115
  • Reduced Fee: $40  with reduced fee Educator's Statement (must be presented 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.

Birth Marriage and Death