Within 90 days, both applicants need to appear in person at the Recorder's Office to sign the application, show identification, and pay the license fee. A marriage license is valid for 6 months.
Marriage License with Certificate of Premarital Education
Notice to a marriage applicant with a felony conviction.
Effective August 1st, 2023 Legislation does not allow for a person who has a felony conviction to change their name through the marriage process. The name change process must be completed through the district court.
MN Residents - Minnesota Statute 259.10 lays out the requirements for a MN resident to apply for a name change through the district court. M.S. 259.13, subd. 5 allows a person with a felony conviction to apply for a name change through the district court for no fee if the person files the action within 180 days after the marriage and a certified copy of the marriage certificate is submitted to the court.
Non-MN Residents – Contact the district court for your county of residence for further guidance.
Copies of certificates of marriage are available from the county that issued the marriage license.
Anyone can look up marriage records in MOMS, a searchable database of marriage certificates. MOMS was designed and is managed by Minnesota counties. You may request your marriage certificate online via the MOMS website or by coming into the Recorder's Office.