Marriage Licenses


To apply for a marriage license, the applicants must be eighteen years of age. 



Fill out the Marriage License Application (PDF) and bring it to the Itasca County Recorder for processing. Both parties need to be present. If you cannot download the application, please call 218-327-2856 to request an application. Applications are also available at the Itasca County Recorder's Office. The license is valid for 6 months and valid in State of Minnesota only. There are no refunds. There is no waiting period.



The processing fee is $115 without Premarital Education. With the proof of completion of 12 hours of Premarital Education, the fee is $40. The educator must be a licensed or ordained minister, a person authorized to solemnize marriages under Minnesota Statutes, or a person licensed to practice marriage and family therapy under Minnesota Statutes, Section 148B.33. See Premarital Education Statement page for more information.

Felony Name Change

Beginning August 1, 2023, applicants with a felony conviction for a crime committed under Minnesota law or the law of another state or federal jurisdiction may no longer change their name through the marriage process. Individuals with a felony conviction will need to apply for a legal name change with the district court in their county of residence. Minnesota residents may apply through the district court at no charge if the person files the action within 180 days after the marriage and submits to the court a certified copy of the marriage certificate.

Additional Information

For further information, please contact our office at 218-327-2856.