Marriage Certificates

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Marriage License Application Information

The marriage license application needs to be filled out online. The application does not need to be printed by the applicants, we will print it out for you when you come in to the Government Center. Signatures and social security numbers will be collected at the time of completion and the fees will be needed at that same time. To apply for a marriage license both parties must appear in person to complete the eMarriage Application. The license is valid for a period of 6 months. You will be provided one certified copy at no charge. Applicant's must provide proof that they are at least 18 years of age. 


Both applicants shall appear at the Sherburne County Government Center in Elk River to take an oath and pay the fee within 21 days of filling your application. Licenses applied for at the Government Center will be issued immediately to the applicants and the marriage may occur on the same day with an appointment with an officiant.

Reduced Fees

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:

  1. Attend 12 hours of premarital education.
  2. Obtain a signed and dated Educator’s Statement (PDF) printed on the educator’s letterhead certifying that both parties have attended premarital education.
  3. Ensure that the Educator’s Statement is either notarized or under the church seal
  4. 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 the Reduced Marriage Fee Educator’s Statement (PDF).


Sherburne County Officiants

Contact the following court reporters directly for information:

OfficiatesCourt Reporters / EmailPhone Numbers
Honorary Brianne J BucciconeKelly
Honorary Walter KaminskyKris763-284-7177
Honorary Karen Schommer
Honorary Kristi D. Stanislawski
Katrese Ringham, Court


Fee for marriage application (non-refundable):

Marriage Application Fee$115
Reduced Marriage Application Fee$40

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 license. The fee for a certified copy of a marriage certificate is $9.

Minnesota Official Marriage System (MOMS®)

MOMS is a Minnesota statewide database of marriage records. (for reference only)

MOMS displays marriage certifications for Sherburne County from 1856 to current.