Ministry Credentials - File

Credentials of Ordination must be filed in at least one Minnesota county in order to perform a legal marriage ceremony in this state.

Gather your information 

You will need a copy of your ordination document or a letter of good faith signed by the church elders.

Complete and sign the Filing Credentials of Ordination form.

Mail the paperwork and fee 

Mail a copy of your ordination document, the Credentials of Ordination form, and a $20.00 fee to:

Olmsted County

Vital Records & Licensing

151 4th Street SE

Rochester, MN 55904-3709

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

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.

Gather your information 

You will need a copy of your ordination document or a letter of good faith signed by the church elders.

Complete and sign the Filing Credentials of Ordination form.

Come to the Government Center 

Deliver a copy of your ordination document, the Credentials of Ordination form, and a $20.00 fee.

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.

For everyone's health and safety, when you arrive follow the posted directions. If you have questions, there will be staff available to direct you. When it is your turn, you will be called to the desk.

Gather your information 

You will need a copy of your ordination document or a letter of good faith signed by the church elders.

Complete and sign the Filing Credentials of Ordination form.

Fax the form 

Include in your cover page your phone number so that we can call you to get the credit card payment information. There is a 2.49% convenience fee for credit card payments.

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