Marriage License Applications

* Important Notice *
Marriage licenses are available by appointment only.
Please call the Recorder's Office at 218-846-7304 to schedule an appointment.

A marriage license must be applied for in person at the Becker County Recorder's Office. Applicants do not need to be Becker County residents. Both parties need to be present to complete the application. You must provide the following information for each party:

  • Full name - before and after marriage
  • Address - before and after marriage
  • Age
  • County of residence
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Social Security Number
  • If previously married, applicants will list the date the last marriage was terminated, county, and state. If by divorce, applicants will also list the type of court. If the marriage ended by death, applicants will list the date of the death.

The license may be used anywhere in Minnesota. The license shall be valid for a period of six months.

The application fee is $115. The fee for parties who have completed at least 12 hours of premarital education is $40 (parties must submit statement at time of application per Minnesota Statute, section 517.08). The fee is payable to the Becker County Recorder and can be paid by cash, check, money order or card (2.5% convenience fee applies to card payments).