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Marriage Licenses 
If you purchase a marriage license in Minnesota you must get married in Minnesota. You need to purchase your marriage license five business days before your marriage. If there is an emergency you can complete the five day waiver form. Please do not sign the application until you are asked at the service center. Your license is valid for six months.
How do I begin?
Print the marriage application, fill it out and bring it into one of the Scott County service centers. Both parties must be present. If one of the parties is not present a supplemental application will be required. The supplemental application must be notarized.
How do I apply?
Apply in person at: (select location for address and hours)
What do I need to bring? 
The printed application filled out. 
Valid photo identification such as a drivers license, state ID, passport or naturalization certificate.
Supplemental application if only one party is present.
If you have an emergency bring the five day waiver form.
If you went through 12 hours of marriage counseling bring the reduced fee Educator’s Statement.
How much does it cost?
Regular Fee: $115
Reduced Fee: $40  with reduced fee Educator's Statement (must be presented at the time of application)
Additional Information
A marriage must be witnessed by two adults (16 or older)
You are not required to be a Minnesota Resident
Marriage Certificate


Marriage certificates are on file in Scott County only if the applicants applied for their marriage license in Scott County. If the application was made in another county, contact that county or use the MOMS website to obtain a marriage certificate.
How do I begin?
If you need a certified copy of a marriage certificate, simply write a short note and include the following information (there is no application form needed):

Full names of both applicants

Applicant's name before marriage (if changed)

Date of marriage

Correct fees (see below)

Your return address


How do I apply?
There are two ways you can apply for a marriage certificate
Option 1: Apply in person at: (select location for address and hours)


Option 2: Request by mail

Send mail requests to: Scott County Government Center

    Scott County Government Center
    Attn: Customer Service
    200 Fourth Avenue West
    Shakopee, MN 55379
How much does it cost?
The fee is $9.00 for each certified copy requested.
Make checks payable to Scott County. We currently do NOT accept credit or debit cards. Orders are not accepted over the internet or by phone.










Contact Information
County Main Number
(952) 445-7750
(952) 496-8170 (TTY)
Customer Service Center Shakopee
(952) 496-8150
Land Records Office
(952) 496-8150
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