How do I get a civil marriage license?

If you are getting married in Minnesota, you need to purchase a license in Minnesota. Both the applicants need to apply for a license, show picture ID and provide Social Security numbers, if applicable, and pay a fee. The license is good for 6 months. If either party has been previously married and the marriage was terminated (death, divorce or annulment), the date of termination and by what court, if applicable, needs to be included.

Age of Consent

You must be 18 years of age or older to get a Civil Marriage License in Minnesota without parental consent. A 16 to 17 year old can obtain a Civil Marriage License if the two applicants each complete a set of forms and the underage party’s parents fill out a set of forms. A judge will review the forms and may meet with the applicants and parents. If the judge approves the marriage, a license will be issued.

You do not need to be a resident or have blood tests to get a Civil Marriage License in Minnesota.

Additional Information

Visit Marriage Services for more information.

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