Ordination or Ministerial Credentials

For an ordained person (both Minnesota residents and non-residents) to be authorized to perform marriage ceremonies in Minnesota, the person must be at least 21 years old and must file their "credentials of license or ordination" with a Minnesota county. Once this is done, marriages may be performed anywhere in the State of Minnesota.


Application Process

There are two ways you can file your Ministerial Credentials or Ordination Papers:


Option 1: File using the Drop Box

Collect your original ministerial credentials or ordination papers, and drop off in our drop box


  

Option 2: File by mail

Please mail a copy of your original Ministerial Credentials or Ordination Papers to:


Scott County Government Center

Attn: Customer Service

200 Fourth Avenue West

Shakopee, MN 55379


Option 3: File in person


Remember to Bring

A copy of your original Ministerial Credentials or Ordination Papers

Your identification.

 

Cost

There is no cost for filing in Scott County.


Additional information

You will have to indicate what county you have your credentials registered in on the certificate of each marriage you perform.