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Marriage License
Applying for a Marriage License
You may apply for a marriage license in Washington County regardless of residence or where the ceremony is taking place as long as you are married in Minnesota.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Both applicants must appear in person at one of our Vital Records locations to apply. If one applicant cannot be present, please contact our office for more information.
  • You will be asked to provide the following information for each applicant on the Marriage License Application:
    • Full name
    • Current address
    • Social security number, if you have one
    • Date and place of birth
    • Information regarding any previous marriage(s)
    • Full name you wish to have after marriage

There is a five-day waiting period from the date of application to the date the license is issued. If you wish to waive the waiting period, please contact our office for more information. The license is valid for six months from the date of issue.

Fee
The application fee is $115 or $40 if you have obtained pre-marital education as per M.S. 517.08 and present a completed Reduced Marriage Fee Educator’s Statement at the time of application.