Civil marriages may be solemnized throughout the state by an individual who has attained the age of 21 years and who registers as a civil marriage officiant with a local registrar in a county of this state. (MS 517.04)
Ministers of any religious denomination, before they are authorized to solemnize a marriage, must file a copy of their credentials of license or ordination with a Minnesota county (MS 517.05). These filings are accepted through our office.
You can file in person at the Government Center, Property Records and Taxpayer Services Department.
If you are filing as a minister, please provide a copy of your credential of license or ordination. If your credential has information on both sides, such as a wallet card, please provide a copy of each side.
A check or money order made payable to Washington County in the amount of $15.00
Mail to: Washington County Vital Records 14949 62nd St. N. P.O. Box 6 Stillwater MN 55082-0006