Marriage Certificate Application Process

COVID-19 Status Update - 5/4/2020 11:00 AM

Scott County Customer Service continues to accept transactions through the drop boxes for tabs, title transfers, disability certificates, duplicate titles and other deputy registrar services. We are also able to accept applications for marriage licenses via email, fax, mail or drop box. This does not include driver’s license as face-to-face transactions are still prohibited.

Please ensure that all transactions left in the drop boxes have a phone number enclosed. Requests will be processed within 24 hours and returned via mail.

Please follow us on Facebook to see our step by step videos on how to process transactions during a building closure. Questions? You can also reach out to us via email customerservicevm@co.scott.mn.us or call 952-496-8432. We have staff ready and available to answer your questions from 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday.

Marriage certificates are on file in Scott County only if the applicants applied for their marriage license in Scott County. If the application was made in another county, contact that county or use the MOMS website to obtain a marriage certificate.
 

Option 1: Apply via email


 
Send an email to customerservicevm@co.scott.mn.us that includes the following information:
 
  •  Full names of both applicants
  • Applicant's name before marriage (if changed)
  • Date of marriage
  • Correct fees (see below)
  • Your return address

Ensure your daytime contact information is provided in the body of the email. Applications without contact information cannot be processed.  Staff will call you at the time of processing to obtain credit/debit information. A 2.49% service fee is assessed on all credit/debit transactions. Your request will be processed within 24 hours and your certificate(s) will be mailed to the address provided in the email.



Send an email Option 2: Request by mail

  

Simply write a short note and include the following information (there is no application form needed):
 
  • Full names of both applicants
  • Applicant's name before marriage (if changed)
  • Date of marriage
  • Correct fees (see below)
  • Your return address
 
Mail  with check made out to Scott County to:

Scott County Government Center
Attn: Customer Service
200 Fourth Avenue West
Shakopee, MN 55379
 
Do not send cash.

 

Cost


The fee is $9 for each certified copy requested.  
 
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.

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