Marriage Certificates

Polk County Registrar's Office

Within the Polk County registrar's office, marriage certificates can be obtained for anyone who applied for their marriage license within Polk County only from 1875 to present. To search for a marriage license and certificate within Minnesota, visit Minnesota Official Marriage System (MOMS).

No Proof of Tangible Interest

Certificates may be obtained by mail or in person, and can be certified or non-certified. You do not need to show proof of tangible interest in the subject to receive a certified marriage certificate.


Certified and Non-Certified copies are $9 a piece.

Processing Times

Review the following to learn about processing times:

  • By mail, applications are usually processed the same day as they are received so it only takes the mailing time to receive the certificate.
  • In person, applications take only a few minutes to complete and process.

Walk-In Requests

You will be asked to complete a Request for Marriage Certificate (PDF) and you will then receive the certificate in minutes.

Requests by Mail

Print and complete Request for Marriage Certificate (PDF), enclose check or money order payable to: Polk County Recorder at:
Polk County Recorder
P.O. Box 397
Crookston, MN 56716