Ordination Certificate Registration

Minnesota Statute 517.05 requires that persons who are ordained to perform marriage ceremonies, both Minnesota residents and non-residents, must be 21 years of age (MS517.04) and register their certificate of ordination before performing a marriage ceremony in Minnesota. Once the certificate is registered, marriages may be performed anywhere in the state. There is no expiration date on this registration.

How To Obtain

You can register a certificate of ordination or license of ministry in person at the Government Center Vital Records Office or send the certificate by mail. If mailing, include the required forms listed below along with the fee.

Required Forms

Required Fees

  • $20