Marriage Certificates

Marriage License Application Information

Marriage licenses can be obtained from the Recorders Office. To apply for a marriage license both parties must appear in person to complete the application. The license is valid for a period of 6 months. You will be provided one certified copy at no charge.

Licenses applied for at the Government Center will be issued immediately to the applicants and the marriage may occur on the same day.

You can qualify for a reduced marriage fee if both parties have completed at least 12 hours of premarital education.

In order to qualify for the reduced license fee:

  • Attend 12 hrs of premarital education.
  • Obtain a signed and dated Educator's Statement printed on the educator's letterhead certifying that both parties have attended premarital education.
  • Ensure that the Educator's Statement is either notarized or under the church seal
  • Submit the statement when applying for a marriage license.

The premarital education must be provided by a licensed or ordained minister or the minister's designee, a person authorized to solemnize marriages under section 517.18, or a person authorized to practice marriage and family therapy under section 148B.33. The education must include the use of premarital inventory and the teaching of communication and conflict management skills.

Download Reduced Marriage Fee Educator's Statement PDF

Sherburne County Officiates
Contact the following court reporters directly for information
officiates court reporter phone
Hon Brianne J Buccicone Maria R Tweed 763-765-4631
Hon Sheridan Hawley De Ann 763-765-4629
Hon Walter Kaminsky Kris 763-765-4630
Court Administrator Pat Kuka 763-765-4608

Fee for marriage application: (Non-Refundable)

Marriage Application Fee $115.00
Reduced Marriage Application Fee $40.00
Return Check Charge $30.00

Certified Copy of Marriage License

To obtain a certified copy of your marriage certificate you will need to contact the County in which you applied for your marriage application.

Fee for a certified copy of marriage certificate: $9.00

Minnesota Official Marriage System (MOMS)

MOMS is a Minnesota statewide database of marriage records. MOMS displays marriage certifications for Sherburne County from 1856 to current.

Recorder Contact:

Sherburne County Govt Center
ATTN: Recorder
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Suite 100
Elk River, MN 55330-4668

Office Location & Hours

Phone: 763-765-4420
Fax: 763-765-3271
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