Ordination Credential and Civil Marriage Officiant Filing
Individuals and Ministers of any religious denomination intending to perform (solemnize) a civil marriage in Minnesota must register a Certificate of Filing with Scott County before the ceremony. After you receive your Notice of Filing Marriage Officiant Credentials you may perform marriages anywhere in the state of Minnesota.
You do not need to be a Minnesota resident to file, however anyone registering under M.S. 517.04 (Link) must be at least 21 years old.
Mail: Scott County Government Center Attn: Customer Service 200 Fourth Avenue West Shakopee, MN 55379
Indicate if you will be paying by credit card and we will contact you via phone for the information (please be aware there is a 2.49% convenience fee on credit/debit transactions)
Each county in Minnesota may have a different style of marriage certificate but all will have a space for you to complete the county in which your credentials are recorded; you should always indicate “Scott.”