Marriage License - Apply For

Congratulations! Let's make sure everything is in order for the big day.

Read all these steps first! 

Because we are using physical distancing to help keep people safe, our process has changed.

Read the following instructions all the way through before you begin.

Attend Premarital Education (Optional) 

Premarital Education Requirements

Parties must submit a signed, notarized and dated educator's statement from the person who provided the premarital education.

The educator's statement must have specific wording and must be on their business letterhead stationery.

Sample of the Educator's Statement

Complete and submit the online application 

Use the Minnesota Official Marriage System (MOMS) to apply for a marriage license.

Both parties need to come to our office 

Up to 90 days in advance, come to the office to sign the license application. (You both need to be present.)

Bring with you:

  • Valid identification (driver's license, state ID or Passport.)
  • Fee = $115.00 or
    • $40.00 and Premarital Education Statement (signed & notarized)

We accept credit card,check, money order, or certified check payable to Olmsted County Vital Records. There is a 2.49% convenience fee for credit card payments.

When you come to the Government Center 

To minimize health risks, we ask that you bring no more than one guest along with you (and your guest should only be invited if necessary).

Come to:

Olmsted County Government Center
Vital Records and Licensing
151 4th Street South East
Rochester, MN 55904

Remember to bring the information you gathered and payment for any fees.

We accept credit cards. There is a 2.49% convenience fee for all credit card payments We also accept cash and personal checks made payable to Olmsted County Vital Records.

What to expect when you arrive 

Follow the posted directions. They will tell you where to check in. After you check in, you will receive further instructions.

If you have questions, there will be staff available to direct you.

When it is your turn, you will be called to the desk.

Want to provide more feedback? Contact us at

Tell us why...