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. There will be a 5 day waiting period and the license is valid for a period of 6 months. You will be provided one certified copy at no charge.

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 ministerís 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 Sheridan Hawley Leslie 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
Elk River, MN 55330-1692

Office Location & Hours

Phone: 763-765-4420
800-719-2826
Fax: 763-765-3271

recorder@co.sherburne.mn.us