Minnesota Statute 517.05 Opens a New Window. requires that persons who are ordained to perform marriage ceremonies, both Minnesota residents and non-residents, must be 21 years of age (MS 517.04 Opens a New Window. ) and register their certificate of ordination or license of ministry 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
A certificate of ordination or license of ministry may be registered in person at the Crow Wing County Land Services customer service desk, or send the certificate by mail, along with the requirements below to: Crow Wing County Land Services, 322 Laurel Street Ste 15, Brainerd, MN 56401.
The certificate of ordination or license of ministry