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 within the geographical boundaries of Minnesota.
Licenses applied for at the Government Center will be issued immediately to the applicants and the marriage may occur on the same day.
Licenses applied for at our License/Service Centers will be issued from the Government Center on the following business day. Applicants have the option of either picking up their license from the Government Center or having it mailed to them.
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.