Marriage License Application Information

YOU MAY NOW APPLY ONLINE AT https://moms.mn.gov/application IN KANDIYOHI COUNTY

REQUIREMENTS:

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Applications are accepted from 8 am to 4:00 pm daily. Couples can complete an on-line application at the Recorder's Office, or by using your home computer or mobile device by completing and submitting the application at http://moms.mn.gov/application

Completing the on-line application is the first step in applying for a marriage license.  Both applicants must appear at the recorder's office to finish applying for the marriage license and paying the appropriate fee(s).  If you apply outside the office, all you need to do is provide your names and information to office staff that you applied on line, then they can access the portal and retrieve the application for further processing.

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You must have a license purchased before getting married.  License is only good in Minnesota --- cannot be used in any other state.  License must be used within six (6) months or it expires.  There are no refunds for unused licenses.

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To obtain a marriage license (without parental consent) you must be 18 years of age.  Be prepared to present valid identification and provide Social Security numbers.

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Must provide Information about any felony convictions on or after August 1, 2000.  No blood test or physical is required.

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If you have been previously married and are divorced, you must provide the Divorce date including the place of termination and court where terminated.  If you are widowed, please provide the date and place of death. 

 

Fees: $115 without premarital education. (effective 7/1/10)
  $40 with completed and signed Educator's Statement of Premarital education presented at the time of application.(effective 7/1/10)
 Additional $20 Absent Marriage Applicant Fee (effective 8/22/12)
 Fees: $20 Minor Marriage Application (effective 1/1/12)
  $20 Marriage License Re-issue/Re-place (effective 1/1/12)
  No out of state checks accepted.
 

Notice:  Effective January 1, 2007 No Marriage License applications will be accepted after 4:00 PM daily.