Who must attend and perform the wedding ceremony?
  • Ministers of any religious denomination may also perform the marriage ceremony if they have filed a copy of their ministerial credentials with a Local Registrar in the state.
  • The law requires that your marriage ceremony be witnessed by two people who are sixteen (16) years old or older.
  • The person performing the marriage ceremony will prepare one certificate of marriage. The certificate will be filed with the Local Registrar of the county where the marriage license was issued. The Local Registrar records the marriage and mails a certified copy of the certificate to you at the address you entered on your application form.
  • You may choose to have a marriage ceremony performed by anyone authorized by law to provide the service. In Minnesota, this includes judges and court administrators.

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1. How do I apply for a marriage license?
2. How do I qualify for a reduced marriage fee?
3. Who must attend and perform the wedding ceremony?
4. How do I file my credentials of license or Ordination?
5. How can I locate the county where my marriage certificate is filed?
6. How do I obtain a certified copy of a marriage certificate?