Marriage Licenses

Status Update - 06/14/2021

Scott County Customer Service is now accepting appointments for driver’s license and identification card transactions only. This includes renewals, duplicates for address changes, lost or stolen licenses, upgrades to Real or Enhanced DL/IDs. Please allow ample time for setting an appointment as we will need to ask some health screening questions, go through the types of licenses, and review what documents you will need before scheduling an appointment. Upgrades to Real ID or Enhanced ID do require additional documentation.

All other services such as tabs, title transfers, disability certificates, duplicate titles, and other deputy registrar services will be offered through the drop boxes, mail or standby list. Please ensure that all transactions left in the drop boxes have a phone number enclosed. Requests will be processed on a first in first out basis and returned via mail.

Questions? Call or reach out to us via email at customerservicevm@co.scott.mn.us. We have staff ready and available to answer your questions as well as to make appointments from 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday.

Marriage License Application Process



If you purchase a marriage license in Minnesota you must get married in Minnesota. There is no waiting period for a license, it will be issued to you immediately.  Your license is valid for six months.
    
Print the Marriage Application (PDF), fill it out completely, sign and submit it to us with a copy of your identification (driver's license, ID card, or passport).  The application and ID documents can be submitted by standby list only. 

Remember to Submit


   
  • If one of the applicants cannot appear, print and complete this form, have it notarized, and bring with to the appointment.  Supplemental Application Form


Cost


  • Regular Fee: $115
  • Reduced Fee: $40  with reduced fee Educator's Statement (must be submitted at the time of application)

You can pay with cash, check (payable to Scott County) or credit card. If you pay with a credit card you will be paying a 2.45% convenience fee.

Additional Information


A marriage must be witnessed by two adults (16 or older), you are not required to be a Minnesota Resident.

Make sure all info is correct on application. Once the marriage certificate is filed, no corrections can be made without a court order.
  
Looking for someone to perform your ceremony?
    Here is a list of judges and marriage officiants who perform ceremonies in Scott County.