Marriage Certificate Application Process

COVID-19 Status Update - 6/3/2020 4:00 PM

Scott County Customer Service is now accepting appointments for driver’s license and identification card transactions only. This includes renewals, duplicates for address changes, lost or stolen licenses, upgrades to Real or Enhanced DL/IDs. Please click here for more details! 

All other services such as tabs, title transfers, disability certificates, duplicate titles, and other deputy registrar services will continue to be offered through the drop boxes or mail. We are also able to accept applications for marriage licenses via email, fax, mail, or drop box. Please ensure that all transactions left in the drop boxes have a phone number enclosed. Requests will be processed within 48 hours and returned via mail.

Please follow us on Facebook to see our step-by -step videos on how to process transactions during a building closure. 

Questions? Reach out to us via email at customerservicevm@co.scott.mn.us or call 952-496-8432. We have staff ready and available to answer your questions from 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday.

A standard driver’s license or ID is acceptable for domestic air travel until October 1st, 2021.

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.
 

Option 1: Apply via email


 
Send an email to customerservicevm@co.scott.mn.us that includes the following information:
 
  •  Full names of both applicants
  • Applicant's name before marriage (if changed)
  • Date of marriage
  • Correct fees (see below)
  • Your return address

Ensure your daytime contact information is provided in the body of the email. Applications without contact information cannot be processed.  Staff will call you at the time of processing to obtain credit/debit information. A 2.49% service fee is assessed on all credit/debit transactions. Your request will be processed within 24 hours and your certificate(s) will be mailed to the address provided in the email.



Send an email Option 2: Request by mail

  

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
 
Mail  with check made out to Scott County to:

Scott County Government Center
Attn: Customer Service
200 Fourth Avenue West
Shakopee, MN 55379
 
Do not send cash.

 

Cost


The fee is $9 for each certified copy requested.  
 
You can pay with cash, check (payable to Scott County) or credit card. If you pay with a credit card you will be paying a 2.45% convenience fee.

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