(320) 634-7700 | 130 E. Minnesota Avenue, Glenwood, MN 56334

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;MARRIAGE OFFICIANT

To perform a marriage ceremony in Minnesota, you must register with a county in Minnesota before performing a marriage ceremony. No credentials are required to register with the county. (M.S.517.04)

 Ministers of any religious denomination, before they are authorized to solemnize a marriage, shall file a copy of their credentials of license or ordination or, if their religious denomination does not issues credentials, authority from the minister’s spiritual assembly, with the local registrar of a county in this state. (M.S.517.05)

Filing Requirements

  • Complete Certificate of Filing. 
  • A copy of your original license/ordination or letter of good standing; per M.S.517.05 if applicable.
  • Filing fee: $40.00 – Payable to the Pope County Recorder
  • Officiant must be 21 years of age

Registering In Person

Will need to provide a valid government issue photo ID
Sign Certificate of Filing when present at the Recorder’s Office
Present credentials of license/ordination or letter of good standing; per M.S.517.05; if applicable.

Registering by Mail

Complete Certificate of Filing
Present credentials of license/ordination or letter of good standing; per M.S.517.05; if applicable.
Filing Fee – Check is made payable to the Pope County Recorder

Mail to:
Pope County Recorder
130 East Minnesota Ave
Glenwood, MN 56334

Registering by email/fax

Present credentials of license/ordination or letter of good standing; per M.S.517.05; if applicable.
Scan will need to be a black and white scan in PDF or TIFF format. Photos are not allowed.

E-mail: pub.recorder@popecountymn.gov 
Fax: 320.634.4062
Call after e-mail/fax to provide credit card information

Note: Certificate of Filing and license/ordination or letter of good standing will be returned by mail to the address stated on the Certificate of Filing.

Forms

Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information or questions call 320.634.7840.