Marriage Licenses

To apply for a marriage license in Beltrami County, both of the applicants must appear in person. A Marriage License Application must be completed with the signature witnessed by a County Registrar. If one of the applicants is unable to appear, the Marriage License Application for One Party Not Appearing must be completed.  A Minnesota resident may apply for a marriage license in any county of the state regardless of residence or where the ceremony will take place.

Fees are $115.00, or, with 12 hours of premarital education, the reduced fee is $40.00. A completed and signed Statement of Premarital Education Form must accompany your marriage application for the reduced fee.  Marriage licenses have a five-day statutory waiting period.(Five-Day Waiver)  After the license is issued, it is valid for six months. 

If your marriage license is lost or destroyed, a duplicate marriage license can be issued for a fee of $25.00.

Information necessary when applying for a Marriage License:

  • Legal, full names of both applicants

  • Current addresses

  • Dates of birth (Consent for Minor to Marry)

  • State or foreign country where each person was born

  • Counties where each person lives

  • Social security numbers

  • Information on previous marriages, if any.  Including how marriages terminated, date, city, county, and state of termination

  • Full name the applicants will have after marriage

  • If one or both applicants have a felony conviction on or after August 1, 2000 and wish to change their names, complete the Felony Name Change as part of an Application for a Marriage License Packet.

  • $115.00 without premarital education. Effective July 1, 2010

  • $40.00 with completed and signed Statement of Premarital Education Form (required at the time of marriage application)

  • Full names the applicants will use after marriage

  • Mailing address after marriage (where certificate will be sent)

You may pay by CHECK or CASH.  We currently do not accept credit or debit cards.
Apply in person at:
Beltrami County Administration Building
License Center, 1st Floor