Hennepin County, Minnesota

Marriage License and Minister Licensing Information

Where to file for a marriage license and minister licensing requirements in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

For the Couple

The following information is for couples who want to file for their marriage license in Hennepin County, Minnesota

Marriage License Info

Cost: $110.00

Waiting Period: 5 days to receive

Expiration: 6 Months

Return: 5 Days from Wedding

Marriage License Issuing Office

Hennepin County Director of Licensing
300 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0026

Phone: 612-348-8240
Hours: 7:30am - 4:30pm, M - F
Official Website - Google Maps - Goverment Office Information

For the Minister

The following information is for AMM ministers who want to know what the minister licensing requirements are in Hennepin County, Minnesota

Minister Licensing Summary

Minister Licensing Requirements: Minister Required to Register with County

Minimum Minimum Age: 21 Years

Minister's Residency: Irrelevant

Same Sex Marriage Recognized: Yes

Minister Licensing Office

Hennepin County Director of Licensing
300 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0026

Phone: 612-348-8240
Hours: 7:30am - 4:30pm, M - F
Official Website - Google Maps - Goverment Office Information

Minister Licensing Steps

All ministers in Minnesota are required to register with the County Registrar's office that issues the marriage license to the couple. There is no dedicated office that handles minister licensing and marriage license issuing so depending on the county you may need to register with the County Clerk, Department of Licensing, Treasurer, Recorder, or Auditor, to name a few.

Most counties charge a $10 application fee, though this may vary by county. You do not need to be a Minnesota resident to perform marriage though you do need to be at least 21 years of age. Same-sex marriages are recognized in Minnesota.

Application Instructions

The application procedure varies by county however all County Registrar's office require a letter from the minister's church that bears a live signature to be submitted with their application. Some offices may also ask to see a copy of the minister's Ordination Certificate.

The County Registrar's offices commonly require:

No matter what county you need to register with, we recommend that you order your Minnesota Minister Licensing Package. It contains everything you need to register with any County Registrar in Minnesota. Included in the package is your Letter of Good Standing (Bearing a live signature and notarized), Ordination Certificate, and the American Marriage Ministries Articles of Incorcopration (Notarized). We will also provide any additional paperwork if requested by the County Registrar.

Standard shipping for all orders is 3-10 business days, depending on where in the country your package is being shipped. We also offer expedited shipping methods in case you are on a tighter timeline.

For more specific registration steps please contact the appropriate county office:

Hennepin County Director of Licensing
300 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0026

Phone: 612-348-8240
Hours: 7:30am - 4:30pm, M - F
Official Website - Google Maps - Goverment Office Information

Filing Instructions

After you have all your paperwork in order you simply need to submit your application to the County Registrar's office. The registration process shouldn't take more than a few days and once registered you are able to perform marriage!

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