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For an ordained person (both Minnesota residents and non-residents) to be authorized to perform marriage ceremonies in Minnesota, the person must:
To file your credentials you must complete a Certificate of Filing Form (PDF). Once completed, view details on filing.
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Marriage licenses can be obtained from the recorder's office. The application process can be time consuming. Please arrive at the Recorder's Office by 4 p.m. to assure adequate time.
If you would like to start the process, you may begin by completing an eMarriage Application online at home or use our computers here at the courthouse. We will print the application when you arrive to apply for the license. Both of the parties must appear in person to complete the application process. Please bring your valid Driver's License as identification.
The license is valid for a period of 6 months. You will be provided one certified copy of the certificate at no charge. Furthermore, the application fee is $115, however you may be able to qualify for a reduced marriage fee of $40.
You can qualify for a reduced marriage fee if at the time you apply you provide an Educator's Statement. See the necessary qualifications for a Reduced Marriage Fee.
If you are not sure where your marriage certificate is filed, you can search the state marriage licenses index by visiting the Minnesota Official Marriage System (MOMS) website. You can search by name, county and year. Copies of marriage certificates can only be purchased in the county where the licenses was filed. If your licenses is not in Isanti County we will not be able to issue you a certified copy.
You may request marriage records by mail or in person.
Isanti County marriage record range from approximately 1871 to present.
The price of a record is $9 per copy.