Marriage Certificate

Obtaining Copies of Marriage Certificates


Records from 1870 to present are available for issue at our Vital Records locations.

Marriage certificates are on file with the county in which the couple applied for their marriage license regardless of where the ceremony took place.

The officiate performing your marriage ceremony must complete the marriage certificate and file it with our office within five days of the ceremony. Upon receipt, a certified copy will be mailed to you.

Viewing records for genealogical research can be done at the Government Center during regular business hours.

Certified Copies In Person


Certified Copies By Mail


  • Send a completed Copy of Marriage Record form and
  • Enclose a check or money order for $9, payable to Washington County
  • Mail to:
    Washington County Vital Records
    14949 62nd St. N.
    P.O. Box 6
    Stillwater, MN 55082-0006